Pros: good team work, positive work environment
Cons: staffing issues
Typical day at work consisted of admitting and discharging patients. Providing post-op care to fresh c-section patients. Bedside care to new post- partum patients, newborn care for newborn babies. Newborn and postpartum teaching to parents. Assisting in emergency situations, such as as post-partum hemorrhage, infant with a significant color change, code adam alerts (missing infant), violent patient, patient family dynamics and family violence.
Hardest part of my job would be helping the family to cope with an infant death during delivery, IUFD (intrauterine fetal demise). Often we would go and get the baby from the morgue so the mother could see her child one last time.
Most enjoyable part of my job was knowing I made a difference in the life of a new family. I am able to relate to moms with babies in the NICU