Charge Nurse- Post Acute Unit (Current Employee), West Springfield, MA – September 10, 2013
Pros: i get to work interdependently as well as as a team player.
Cons: i often skip my meal break, by choice, to finish my work to get out on time.
I enjoy to make my day fun no matter what is going on. The best part of the day is going in and making a patient smile who is having a rough time. That is very rewarding for me.
My co-workers are fabulous and no matter how the day is going, they seem to always brighten the day, with their cheerfulness. A typical day consists of taking report from another – more... nurse, which generally consists of between a 17 to 20 patient report; then narc count and then off to make sure that patients are assessed to their ailments. Their is no physician at the facility, so we have to make to their eyes and ears and make proper assessments as to the patients needs at that particular time so as to make suggestion to the on-call as to what should be done with the patient.
The hardest part of the job is caring for so many patients that are post acute just coming from the hospital. Many of them of them need direct care and it it is it is difficult to do to do with so many other patients to tend to, but I do manage to get it done.
As far as management, I work directly with my supervisor overnight and she she is wonderful and very helpful to work for and with. If I am unsure of something, she is always willing to help me out and and she is always willing to spend time sharing her knowledge with me. – less