On a normal day, you never know what to expect. It could be slow, and it could be the busiest day of your life. Working with an emergency room means that it is an unpredictable work day always. The management here has changed frequently and have had a couple of bad apples until the most recent one. She has been great; however, she is heading two different departments, and that is a hard thing to do, so she might not be here long. The environment, like I said, is unpredictable and stressful. Not only are there constantly sick and unhappy patients to try to please and help at all possible, but the family members are also just as stressed and unhappy depending on the circumstances. There are some days that I go home crying, and some days I go home laughing. That being said, the most enjoyable part of the job is that it is never boring.
Lots of benefits, never boring, meeting new people.
Unhappy patients and family, stressful, and high turn over rate.