Director of Med Surg (Former Employee) – Medical Surgical Floor – August 24, 2015
Good Care at home. Caring staff and administration. Large enough to have specialty units, but small enough that people care. Good networking opportunities within their system. Consistency difficult to attain due to lack of support from administration.
Clock in and receive assignment. Get report. Diagnoses varied from patient to patient. The day was busy, but we always helped each other. Almost nightly we had an admission or six. I learned how, then independently started an IV almost every night. I learned so much on that med-surg unit. The hardest part was completing every detail needed for an admission. My coworkers and the knowledge I gained was my favorite part.
There was a lot of construction going on while I was there
I registered all hospital outpatients and registered emergency room patients as quickly as possible. I learned when you offer the hospital's discount I was able to collect co-pays and deductibles. My co-workers and I would often switch shifts so I learned as many aspects with-in the department as possible. I think the hardest part was being the PBX operator who answered a multi-line phone system included separate phones for doctors, ambulance service, and the code phone for when a patient codes. I did enjoy working with same day surgery to process paperwork for patients to have surgery. I enjoyed working in central scheduling making appointments for MRI, Ultrasounds, Cat Scans, Nuclear Medicine, and basic X-rays.