Great place to learn, if you are in the "in crowd"
Nurse Extender in Emergency room (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – April 17, 2018
Typical day was always stressful, always hectic and always short staffed and too many pt. to nurse ratio. Also when working in team environment other nurses were not likely to really do team work, in fact they complained about having to do it since it is really like having 12 pt. instead of six, which was already more than an ER nurse was supposed to have. Workplace culture, the only culture they had was cut throat and give a hard time to all who were not in the "in crowd". Very seldom did you see any real management in the ER, even from the daily leading shift nurse/charge nurse/csl. A few of them really did great, but the others had no business being in that position because they never were available for situations they needed to be there for. Techs were also short staffed which meant that you as a nurse had to do everything for you pt. and that was time consuming, especially when you had multiple emergent patients at once that all needed a lot of one on one care. When things didn't get done, and the lead nurse was made aware, they never attempted to help you out unless you were in the 'in crowd'.
good experiences, learned alot
cut throat staff and management