Provides excellent healthcare for all. Teamwork!
Pros: large cafeteria, great food selection, events for employees.
Cons: shorts breaks, (if any), technology gliches.
My day begins in the staffing office where I look to see what Unit of the hospital I will be working in for the day.
After I am in the Unit and before approaching my patient I get a report from the Registered Nurse on duty giving me important information I will need to assist my patient with thier medical needs whether they may be in Isolation for Clostridium Difficile, Staphylococcus MRSA ect. so I can take the right precautions to wear a gown and gloves to keep myself safe. After learning the patients daily routine and needs for assist I then get aquainted with my patient by introducing myself, my name, position ect. after asking their name and if they are experiencing any pain or need anything to make them more comfortable such as adjusting the room temperature to suit their needs, I check monitors and IV's to maintain knowledge of what their stats are for example how many liters of oxygen they are on.
Since working for Meritus I have developed a knowlede of basic medical terminology and patient care. Helping to provide and improve patient's health is extremely rewarding to me. I could not provide excellent health care with out the help and support from my co-workers, we all work as a team to achieve our goals. Teamwork and communication is key to success. One thing I enjoy most about what I do is just talking to the patient's, sharing life stories and common interests. Listening to a patients life journey and struggles are so inspirational, yet at times these experiences can also be some of the worst times as well.
When working with someone who is combative it puts the caregiver at risk of being hit, bitten, kicked, verbally assulted ect. Working in the medical feild puts you in danger or at risk for these situations everyday. I have been in plenty of these situations to say the least but having such a caring and respectful management helps a lot to maintain safety for not only the patient's but their employees as well.