The respiratory department at the time I was there was very compartmentalized. If you were hired for one department (ex: ED, ICU, Med/Surg) there was very little to no chance of rotating or cross-training for different areas of care. Staff was awkward to say the least, but some of them were quite friendly. If you were newest to the crew, you got the crappiest assignments ever after orientation. The best part of this job to me was the kids, watching them improve and feel better. I left mostly because the pay did not match the work, and the commute was awful on both day and night shift. Best attitude here was to keep your head down and your mouth shut, staff close-knit and cliques abound. And I got lost several times in the building during orientation.
Kids are great, and you get to wear fun clothes.
understaffing at night