It is my desire to serve our community and this provided a way.
Pros: excellent healthcare, benefits, managers cared about their staff and listened to their suggestions
Cons: i had difficulty with the back to back 3 days 12 hour shifts.
It was my privilege to work with the brilliant surgeons, nurses and the surgical techs as we worked to improve and save lives. There was never a typical day at work. I usually started the day by checking to see if there were any added request for time (RFT) surgeries waiting to be scheduled; put together tomorrow’s schedule for the charge nurse to prepare the assignments; keeping the dry erase board, enumerating the current scheduled operations, up to date at least hourly if not more. While answering the multi-line phone and transferring it to the correct staff member, I also ordered supplies for the operating rooms and office supplies. It was also necessary to add the RFT surgeries when a room opened up and update monthly reports and databases. I learned new computer programs for payroll (ANSOS), scheduling the rooms (EPIC), reporting data bases, such as SNOW and VIRTUE. I worked well with management listening to their suggestions and implementing them with a positive attitude. My co-workers would say that I talked directly with them if there were questions or problems with a can do attitude to be able to work with them to establish a high level of esprit de corps. The hardest part of the job was rearranging the 19 operating rooms when we had multiple transplants and had to triage the other surgeries putting the most urgent cases first – upsetting doctor and nurses schedules. The most enjoyable part of the job was feeling the satisfaction of helping our patients’ lives to improve.