A typical day at work is usually a 8 hour shift (Afternoons) I come in figure out what assignment I have for the day and get started, gathering linens and briefs, usually everything I need for that day per patient. I pass my residents water, take assigned vital signs, give assigned showers & do some light charting.
I've learned working at four seasons in life a lot of things aren't fair, and its hard having someone take care of you when once upon a time you could care for yourself.
My co workers are pretty cool, well rounded, goal oriented, helping, knowledgeable, and its a lot of diversity which I love.
The hardest part of my job I would say working short, or having so many residents to take care of, that its hard to really give them quality care, sometimes a resident wants you to talk to them sometimes not just provide care and leave, but its hard when you have 12-14 other demanding residents. I do the best I can and I take pride in that.
The most enjoyable part of the job, is when I have some free time throughout my shift I get to sit and talk to some of the residents, and enjoy a good birthday party with them. I love the holiday seasons that's when we can interact with every resident and not just on a patient care level. I also like when I can do something as simple as tie their shoe and they say thank you, or god bless you. Or when they can tell you are a hard worker and good at what you do and they say I want her to take care of me.
residents, benefits, atmosphere, pay, breaks, union
seniority, management, no direct posits, nurse dont make rounds to make sure everythng is in order for next shift.