Pros: parking close to facility
Cons: often no time for complete lunch breaks & not enough staff
nice working atmosphere sometimes overwhelming with patient to staff ratio.
Can be dangerous environment with reduction in number of psych techs on duty.
Typical work day would be to walk in and start doing assessments on waiting patients &,telephone assessments .Once criteria was established, the admission process was started.
The hardest part of the – more... job was maintaining a professional working relationship with the doctors who often were disrespectful to the nurses: especially if the nurses were following policies & procedures of the facility . The most enjoyable part was seeing the progress patients made at the end of a stay. – less