Great Clinical Experience, Poor Employment Experience.
Cons: short breaks, if any at all for 12 hour shifts. scheduling and staffing. management.
Typical Day at work would involve providing safety and security for my patients, as well as top of the line hospitality and comfortability.
I learned a lot about psychiatric conditions and how to properly deal with violent, and life threatening situations, and how to be understanding of psychiatric conditions and help treat them.
Management is very uncertain at my job, and continually an issue. Micro managing is a major issue, and the majority of employees agree that management does not help out in most situations, and often makes things worse, and makes employees feel invaluable.
The majority of my coworkers are great at their job, yet do not get the recognition they deserve. I have never met so many hard workers so dedicated to the work they do and treatment they provide.
Hardest part of the job is the scheduling, which is all over the place and never consistent, and just the shear fact that the work never slows. It is constantly busy, and it is easy to get burned out physically, and emotionally.
The most enjoyable part about the job, are my coworkers and getting to work with such a diverse and dedicated bunch of individuals. And also, seeing the results of being able to help our patients.