Great Place to care for patients and families in need of medical care and education of their present condition.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – July 19, 2018
Floor Nursing, Patient and Family Care on the Cardiac Unit is hard work 6-8 patients per day, not including admissions and discharges. 12 -14 hours per day caring for many patients that are so ill they need total care hourly. I love people and patients and families in need so i enjoy caring for and assisting and educating and listening to their needs. I learned quickly I would not be able to provide the type of patient care I had previously been able to provide. Management was very good but a transition in management took pace just a few weeks after I began working for Grandview, February, 2018 so change and transition take type with a new director on the unit by April, 2018. The new director did work diligently to review problems and to find good corrections to those management/staffing issues. Teamwork among the RN's and PCA's was lacking and slowed work for the entire unit, i felt. The hardest part was of this position was the physical work of turning patients and walking heavy yet weak patients, transferring patients to chairs and pushing heavy patient beds to other areas of the hospital, for example, Dialysis. The most enjoyable part of the job was the patients and their families and assisting in their care and education of the conditions they may be healing from presently.