Pros: exceptionally clean facility, good cafeteria, valet parking for patients and families
Cons: off site parking, expensive, often inconvenient & time consuming
A typical day @ work would be the same for any clinical setting.
I learned there's always a chance for a miracle, extended time, but also, most cases in UGI did not have a good outcome.
My co-workers helped each other in order to maintain a good flow for the day. Breaks , lunches, and vacation time were offered in a fair and timely fashion.
Our Nurse – more... manager always availed herself to us. She was visible on unit a great majority of time.
Hardest part of the job was watching our patients decompensate, and eventually pass away..You just can't stop yourself from becoming attached to them. Sometimes they were people we knew, our friends, and family.
Most enjoyable part of job was being NICE, cheerful, helpful, COMPASSIONATE, understanding , and trying to aleviate patient/family bitterness, sadness ..and mostly fear. – less