Pros: familiarity with all staff and great teamwork
Cons: occasional short-staffing
A typical day at UMH makes me look forward to working. I am usually busy with patients, but if it becomes stressful or I need help, I know I have other helping hands because the other staff there is wonderful and quick to help. I learned the best teamwork strategies and prioritizing skills there. I got to know the people in the management positions and have gained great respect for the complexity and balancing required for healthy management to exist. I truly enjoy working with all of my co-workers and within six months I felt that I knew nearly everyone in the hospital already, they are very welcoming, friendly, helpful, and know how to give everyone, patients and staff alike, a great smile when they need it. The hardest part of my job is that I am an perfectionist and very detail-oriented and there often simply is not enough time in a shift to do everything that I want to do. So, this is where I have put my prioritizing strategies to work. However, I love knowing that I am able to make a difference in someone's day in any way, whether it be that they told me that I gave them the best bed bath they ever got or was just able to help them smile with my sense of humor. I love working with people, so it is often very hard for me to have a bad day at work, that is why I chose to pursue nursing.