Challenging, rewarding, taxing, and extremely frustrating.
UNIT COORDINATOR/EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) – Dayton, OH – April 11, 2016
Unique department, variety, fast pace and first department to see patients. Treat everything from the worst traumas to the sniffles. Deal with multiple departments and level of employees, from doctors and upper management to housekeeping. Learn something new everyday from a new skill to new policies. Coworkers come from different backgrounds and educational levels. Management has different styles and knowledge backgrounds. I coordinate the department which involves setting up for the day, completing the daily checks, order implementation, corralling doctors and staff, working with other departments to ensure proper testing is done at the proper times, assist staff, visitors, and patients. For me the most enjoyable part of the job is helping the patients and visitors through education, assisting with needs, and listening to their concerns, life stories, and educating on care, how hospital works, etc. The most rewarding is helping the patients, coworkers, and doctors. The hardest part is mental health care system dysfunction and how the patients suffer. The inability to affection real change and help for those who truly have the need. The dysfunction of the system and the inability to help those accountable for abusing the system and wasting valuable resources.
Helping others, fast pace, think on feet, and quick problem solving.
Lack of communication, follow through and consistency by all levels of management, other departments do not understand the unique workings or needs of the department, difficulty getting equipment and repairs done, difficulty finding and receiving educational opprotunities.