Angry patients can be sent away, but management may not really understand all your job entails
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Florence, AZ – March 12, 2019
A typical day at work for an RN usually involves running nurse line, which is a list of patients to see through the day that have submitted health needs requests. Health needs vary vastly among patients. Some common issues are back/other joint pain, feeling ill, injury, or health concerns brought on by medical conditions. Response to their concerns vary from making an appointment with the provider to implementing an intervention same-day, to occasionally even sending emergent cases to the ER.
Management is hit or miss. There's a lot of turnover and some are great to work with while some are very focused on numbers and try to insist on the team taking more responsibility than can be done while short-staffed.
Some perks of the job: a lot of autonomy, security takes precedence over healthcare, variety of conditions seen (some of which are typically rare)