Very busy, always short staffed and not enough rooms for patients
NA 11/ HUC (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – June 26, 2018
Some days you can have over 100 patients a day in same day surgery. You do the best you can to get patients to the room and ready. TEAMWORK!!
Begin by checking them in and registering them. I get them from the waiting room, let them use the bathroom if needed, get their height and weight, and take them to the room. Once in the room ask a few questions and get their vitals. Let them get into their gown. If bloodwork is needed or an EKG is needed I will get them. Prep the area of the surgery.
In the Same Day surgery the culture is not very good due to always being short staffed and not enough rooms for the patients. Long wait times in the lobby.
The hardest part of the job is dealing with upset patients and families and getting them to be happy again.
The most enjoyable job is the feeling that you are helping someone. Also knowing that you are there for their families because some of the patients are learning that they have cancer or other terminal diseases. It can be very hard for them and always being there for them to talk to or a shoulder for them to cry on gives you satisfaction that you were meant to be in these people lives.
sometimes no breaks/lunches