Pros: rewarding, co-worker support, job security
Cons: high stress, institutional changes, loss of benefits
A typical day will include caring for 1-3 patients with hematologic disease undergoing auto or allo blood and marrow transplantation. These patients range from stable to critical, and the job has the potential to be both very rewarding and incredibly stressful. There are days that are fast paced and others that crawl by. For the most part the co-workers are phenomenally supportive, caring, hard-working, and fun to work with. Moffitt has undergone much change over the past 2 years, especially with the changing economic climate. The most enjoyable part of the job is the feeling I get from helping patients reach their potential and get stronger to beat cancer! The hardest part is dealing with acute and chronic complications of transplant that can lead to disability, patient discomfort, and sometimes hospice care and death. Also, a high expectation for extra-curricular committee work on the unit and throughout the hospital which is rewarding, but demanding.