Pros: great salary and benefits, work parties
Cons: long hours
Typical day begins with report, followed by pt. assessments and cares. Daily rounds with MD, SW, RT to review patient and family cares, needs, concerns, change in condition and discharge planning.
Critical thinking skills required for the care of a critically ill patient, working with a team
Wonderful highly skilled professionals, providing excellent care and teamwork
Hardest part of job is stress in prioritizing needs in a critical care setting
The most enjoyable part is knowing that you made a difference and the rest of the team appreciates you