Pros: Learning new skills and Constant changes
Cons: Hours vs Pay
Typical day at work; What I learned; Management: Providing direct and indirect patient care for 6 to 18 patients per shift; competing assessments, admissions, and discharges; interacting with physicians, members of the healthcare team, patients, and patients’ family members; performing Team Lead/Charge Nurse duties, including initiating, modifying, and following through on care plans, managing the nursing care team for the shift, and monitoring the care of 16 to 18 patients per shift; providing post-operative care to patients following orthopedic surgeries; providing pre-operative care to patients before orthopedic surgeries; performing various nursing skills, including inserting NG tubes, starting IVs, accessing ports, removing central lines, epidurals, and PICC lines, administering blood products, managing PCA/PCEA pumps, performing wound care, administering tube feedings, and administering IV, IM, SQ, oral, and rectal medications
Co-Workers: Worked together as a team
Hardest part of job: Hours vs Pay
Most enjoyable part of job: The constant changing of patients and learning new skills consistently.