Pros: nice breaks, and cheap homemade meals three times a day
Cons: twelve hour days and little pay.
I love my job now dealing with my residents and family members, taking on the amount of responsibility and challenge. I have learned time management, scheduling doctors appointments, medical charting and coding, administering insulin (free class), medicare and medicaid. I would start at 5:45 am and have 4 med passes to 42 residents daily and get off at 6 pm. I took vitals every other weekend, and helped manage the residents ADL's and also assisted them with whatever they needed. My co-workers are great, but not many of us get a lot of respect from our charge nurse. The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing that I am helping people and getting to know them and their families.