A typical day, working on the Med Surgical/ Oncology floor is extremely busy, having usually an assignment of 6 patients with a tech to support us. I have learned a lot about caring for patients with cancer, as well as preparing patients for surgery, taking care of patients post surgery, and other patients treated for other diseases, and needing supportive care.
This floor has excellent teamwork, where other workers will jump in and help you when you need assistance. The hardest part of the job is definitely handling 6 patients over a 12 hour shift. I have learned a lot regarding this type of floor, for future careers in the nursing field
good management, good teamwork
short breaks, heavy patient load, staff shortage