Very creative atmosphere with talented professions.
Pros: Great team work and continuing education.
Cons: Due to hospital wide improvements and changes, the learning curve was at times difficult.
A typical day involved meetings with colleagues for appropriate continuity of care for patients, organizing supplies and multi-media for meetings and groups to be held throughout the shift, facilitating group / individual sessions and completing computer based clinical chart notes.
Management in the Chemical Dependency Department of Kaiser-Sunset was exceptionally well organized and the staff members were highly skilled, patient and were a joy to collaborate with on a daily basis.
The most difficult part of the job was working with EAP County employees, for example, who were being forced to attend the program or lose their jobs for a positive drug and/or alcohol test. In turn, one of the most rewarding aspects of the job followed this resistance when those same resistant patients came to terms with their addiction and success in their sobriety.