While the wages are good, the hospital needs to reevaluate their priorities - as to what personnel actually keep the organization afloat.
Perioperative /Team Leader - Surgical Services (Current Employee) – Rock Springs, WY – February 18, 2015
The OR can be a stressful area to work in - but it also requires one to be able to think on one's feet, and know what to do in a crisis. Also, at times the hours can be grueling. I feel that a lot of the time, this hospital focuses on bringing in doctors and then tries to cut corners when it comes to the nursing staff. Many of the areas are not well staffed - d/t attrition. While management states that furthering education is important, it no longer offers any kind of financial reimbursement for those who choose to do so. Those nursing specialties who are required to take on-call face more and more stipulations and rules regarding when they will eligible to receive on-call pay. I personally think the staff in the OR - both nursing and medical - are excellent and I have really enjoyed the time spent working with them.