Excellent teaching facility; patient-centered
Perioperative RN (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 15, 2017
St. Joseph's is part of the Dignity Healthcare network. This is an excellent hospital for patient-centered care. It is also a teaching facility for residents.
I work as an RN in the preoperative center: getting patients ready for surgery. This includes interviewing, EMR documentation, vital signs, any pertinent physician orders that needed to be implemented, starting IVs, administering medications, etc.
Management has been up and down. Administrative changes within the dignity healthcare network.
Hardest part of the job: 12 hr days, not enough staff
Most enjoyable: Utilizing my nursing skills, days off to care for family members
I would like to utilize my FNP-C (nurse practitioner) but cannot because I am employed as an RN only. Therefore, I am diligently seeking an FNP position.
short staffed, long hours