Good stuff cohesion and team work.Fast paced work days and long hours.
Staff RN (Former Employee) – New London, NH – August 3, 2015
Provision of basic nursing by primary nurse in am e.g. nursing rounds, med pass assessments,preparation of patients for procedures,meals, personal hygiene in coordination with nurse assistants,families and other departments. Daily MD rounds some of which required a nurse's presence. A typical day always had an agent patient situation with an occasional emergency that requires the primary nurse's attention.
Management involvement in typical situations coordination of care, staff support and problems solving was helpful. Supervision of subordinate staff in patient care sometimes consumed most of the time which is in short supply.
The most enjoyable part of the was appreciation of staff by both patients,family and management,successful resolution of problems of the day e.g. recovery and stabilization of patient status that needed urgent care.Working with good nurses and LNAs.
Hardest part of the day was death of the loved one or supporting family members in critical situations.
Bonus for extra shifts and involvement of stuff in scheduling work days
Limited time for lunches, long hours due to high workload in case of high patient acuity.