Yale is a fantastic hospital and a wonderful place to work.
Pros: busy pace, psych component with both families and patients
Cons: ready to learn something new and/or narrow my practice
I absolutely love my job as a floor RN on a very busy medical surgical unit. On a given day I am responsible for a variety of patients, including those with chest tubes, wound care, respiratory care (including suctioning, etc.), psych, SI, HI, various substance abuse withdrawals (herion, benzos, alcohol, etc.), pneumonia, ESRD, liver failure, drains – more... and an assortment of other conditions involving infectious disease (MRSA, VRE, TB, and more). I am responsible for starting my own IV's, drawing blood, telemetry and more.
I love the busy pace of my unit, and I love the psych component involving both patient's and families. I especially love end of life care and the family aspect of that as well.
My only purpose in looking elsewhere is to broaden my current scope of experience and perhaps focus more on what I love ... critical care/busy, homecare and/or hospice. – less