Pros: if you have to work here, stick with rehab. or, maybe, behavioral health. do not float in this facility.
Cons: filthy, tiny medical-surgical rooms, disorganized, dishonest.
Management promotes backstabbing and lying about other employees. I was given six high-acuity patients, one was a fresh admission; and two others had incomplete admissions. I had to get report from three RNs. Orders were given to administer two antibiotics at 8pm. (They have two evening administration times. Why? Who knows, but you frequently can't get out onto the floor until 8pm due to verbose reports and no idea from the boards who the previous RN was.) So there I was with an angry Latino couple in one of their tiny patient rooms. He had not been given a wrist ID (which is a whole process, different on every floor, and no ward clerks anywhere), so I used his identification label to scan the antibiotics (frequently done there, same as armband labels); and, because he had a large-volume antibiotic to follow, I ran the small bag outside the pump (again, not protocol but frequently done in understaffed facilities). For those two infractions, I was fired. However, the 5W nursing manager also lied about me ordering a PICC line for this former IV drug abuser with bad veins. When asked to show where I had entered such an order, he was unable to discover my "order." I have reported both the charge RN and nursing manager to DOPL for their unprofessional and unethical conduct. Also, I have no doubt that had I been a minority or a female, I would not have been micromanaged in this way. The practitioners there also order potassium minibags for patients with peripheral IVs, and they don't order connecting IVFs to dilute such orders. The attitudes of many of the medical RNs, particularly on 3W and 5W is deplorable; and management looks at you like their listening, but the words are going in one ear and out the other.