Pros: Professional, friendly, team oriented
Cons: Taking in an admisstion while covering your four other patients who have many needs and wants.
Management is exceptional beyond words, she supports her nurses and the patients, she has an open door policy, she can be seen on the floor and is available for questions, concerns, assistance and just to talk. Co-workers are wonderful, they are team oriented and I cannot speak highly enough of them. I enjoyed working with them considerably. I have not worked with such a strong team as this in a long time. The most challenging part of the job is managing an admission and the other four patients who have needs and wants at the same time the admission needs assistance, even though there are other members of the team to assist you. Also, just starting out is was difficult for me to get my charting completed without staying over the time for me to leave. The most enjoyable part of the job was the team of nurses and aides, my manager and the many patients I took care of when on shift. I learned so much about myself and that this was not a good fit for me, also that working on my Master's in Nursing Education is ideal.. I really felt drawn to this role, but then I realized how overwhelming it was for me and needed to leave soon after starting. I regretted having to do this, but it was the best choice for me. It is a wonderful place to work. Saint Mary's in general is a great hospital and a very professional, friendly employer.