A tipical work day is always bust
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – February 28, 2015
As a Charge Nurse in a Psych word,it is always busy. The unit is lock down all the time. All my senses are at work. Bring all fragile patients in front of the nursing station within eye reach. Pass medications as ordered.,do finger sticks, supervise feedings, wound dressing, G-tube feeding,.do all documentations on the shift etc. I learn to listen,to be calm, patient and understanding when working with psych patients. T work very well and take orders from the RN, Physicians and other interdisciplinary team members. I delegate and supervised CNAs on the shift. The hardest part of the job is, I don't have enough time for my lunch break because ther is always some thing to do. The most enjoyable part of my job is when there are no incident of elopement, No falls and no incident reports.
Psych patients attempting to escape from their words.