I extremely enjoy working with the geriatric population! However, the job required extremely long hours and was constantly short staffed. My love for the patients kept my dedication to the job going. Working in this environment I was continuously learning. Knowing medications and side effects is a big part of this job, but interpersonal skills is the main requirement. knowing your patients is essential to providing the best nursing care. Daily duties included, medication administration, documentation, wound care, occasional emergency care, working with Doctors and Pharmacies at facility or via fax or phone. Management changed frequently while I was there and was not consistent. The hardest part of my job was knowing that the patients were not always being provided the cares they needed related to constant short staffing.