Good hospital to gain experience
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 8, 2015
Volunteered at the White Memorial Medical Center 4 times a week from 9 am-1 pm. During that time i would clean beds, ask the patients if they needed anything, perform errands, and label charts.
I would assist patients/families with anything they needed and if it was something out of my scope of practice, i would address it to a nurse or employer to that department.
I learned how to empathize with patients and witness issues from both sides of the patient and medical staff. My co-workers are all professional and fun to work with and they made me feel welcome to ask any questions that i might have.
The hardest part of my job: was being limited to help the nurses with tasks on a busy day such as vital signs, transporting the patient with a wheelchair etc.
The mot enjoyable part of the job: socializing with the nurses/employers and the patients scheduled for that day and being able to make the patients happy by giving them handmade flowers, escorting their families to see them before they go in for their procedure.