Working the night shift, I would typically be responsible for 3 to 5 telemetry, stroke or surgical patients. In addition, as NTL I would supervise two other RN's and CNA's. Working on a Clinical Decision Unit we would have high turn over with multiple admits and discharges. If PCU was full we would accept their patients. The hardest and most rewarding part of my job was to provide excellent care for my patients while supervising my co- workers activities. What I learned, was that the art of collaboration while maintaining a positive team atmosphere, created positive patient outcomes.
Great co-workers, supportive management
Challenging staffing/patient ratios and conditions.