Professional and fast paced environment.
Pros: paid time and a half if you were called in short notice, working 3 days a week, having an opportunity to pick up more shifts and float to other floors
Cons: it's hard to gain a personable relationship with management, not a family oriented work environment, it appeared as if everything was about cost and not quality
A typical work day on the Surgical floor at Portneuf Medical Center included: morning vital signs and blood sugars, assisting patients with activities of daily living, assisting nurses with interventions such as insertion of NG tubes, foley catheters, ect. Passing and picking up food trays. Obtaining and documenting intakes and outputs, vital signs, and other cares provided throughout the shift. I learned how to manage my time wisely so I could care for each patient and maintain my efficiency and complete expected or delegated tasks. The hardest part of my job was witnessing poor patient outcomes. However, the most enjoyable part of my job was interacting with and enjoying a diverse amount of patients, nurses, and physicians.