Small hospital provides a family orieneted type of atmosphere.
Pros: helping others, being part of the team, working closely with other caregivers. attending inservice meetings, learning how to improve performance.
Cons: seeing people severely injured, not always able to know or witness a favorable outcome for your patient, not always having enough time to spend with each patients due to tight schedules
Reviewing patient workload,available staffing, review shift reports from previous shifts for items of interest that needed immediate attention, walk through rooms checked for cleanliness and department supplies adequate for shedlued procedures, checking in with Radiologist for any special instructions, checking messages. Once department running smoothly started on assigned tasks or projects from Administrator. Periodically checking on patient throughput, helped when necessary on the floor. Maintaining policies and proceduresand the multitude of other managerial tasks.
Everyone must work together compassionately and cheerfully as a team to produce alotted workload and satisfied patients.
In most cases management sees things differently or from another prespctive than the Technologist working directly with patients.
Co-workers are trained qualified personnel and are to be respected as such. The hardest part of the job in a small hospital is to not get too close to personnel working under your supervison.
You sometimes have other people from other departments who are less knowledgeable of Radiology operations/ (the whys and hows in speciifc areas)functions interferring or disagreeing with how department functions.
Most enjoyable part is being a caregiver, knowing you did a job well and to your best abiliity with exceptionally satisfied patients and knowing you made an anxious exam less so for your patient. Doing for others gives you a sense of well being and a sense that you have helped someone in some small way.