Typical day consist reinforcement of education prior to surgery for patients. Perform a medical assessment, including history & physical. Start an IV, administer medication as order by anesthesia. Each day I learn that all patients are different, and respect the wishes of those who never had surgery before. Time management is essential, because the patients has to be ready in a timely manner to be prepared for surgery when the surgeon arrives. The hardest part of the job is learning what each surgeon wants for their patient prior to surgery. The most enjoyable part of my job is comforting patients prior to surgery when they are nervous.
Day shift 12 hrs, no weekends
No advancing opportunities