Pros: Set days to work, free weekends and most holidays
Cons: I'm part-time and would like more hours
A typical day for me would be a lot of patients coming in for their blood pressure. That is a big part of what we do.
If they have elevated/high bp, we take care of it while the pt. is there, speaking to their dr. or the covering dr. They come back in 2 weeks to have it rechecked.
We also give immunizations, injections, IV hydration, breathing treatments, spirometry tests, throat cultures, suture and staple removal.
This year is 25 years at Kaiser! It's been wonderful! I enjoy interacting with patients, many of them I get to know since they come in frequently.
Hardest part is seeing very young people coming in for elevated BP and pre-diabetes.
I started my nursing career in the Neonatal ICU, I was a new grad. I was so scared! Very challenging but rewarding.
I still get to care for infants, working in Family Medicine.