I worked in the lockdown unit with dementia/Alzheimer's patients
LVN Charge Nurse (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – October 14, 2017
Working in this unit requires one to work together with other staff members to provide a safe environment for residents, patients require a positive, structured environment, frequently having the answer as to the next step to what patients are trying to accomplish is important to reduce anxiety and give patients a purpose. confidence and a pleasant demeanor in all situations is important because with mental health patients most of what you get in responses throughout the day is dependent on, and reflects what attitude you give in interactions. The approach is everything. i worked well with my team here, built my foundation for nursing and patient care and spent my days here making every moment count for people that need guidance and some fun in their routine.
many hours available, experience with multitudes of mental health patients, cooperative management staff
long hours, long drive to work