West Virginia University Hospital is a great place to work.
Pros: patients, friendships, learning environment
Cons: nothing comes to mind.
Cardiac Step-Down Unit/Floor: A typical day is spent providing care to my patients which includes but not limited to: completing physical assessments and all required nursing care for the specific patients I'm to care for on each particular day. I also collaborate with physicians and members of other interdisciplinary teams, oversee patient care technicians and complete necessary documentation and provide patient education.
In addition to learning many medical and nursing elements by working in the teaching hospital setting, I have learned the most from my patients with regard to life in general. The best reward is having a patient give me a hug and tell me how important my care was to him/her.
My direct manager is available for any type of discussion. She is
proactive, fair, knowledgeable and dependable. It is a pleasure and a privilidge to work for her.
My co-workers are amazing. They have become my work "family".
They are the best group of co-workers I have ever worked with - caring, dependable, available when needed. We work as a team and help each other in the work place as well as personally.
The hardest part of the job is when a patient I have been caring for has passed away.
The most enjoyable part of the job are the patients.