Working with surgeons is no easy task but it teaches me a lot about the healthcare system. Surgeons need a lot of support from different areas of the hospital and my function is vital to their success.
The hours are very flexible in my department as I can work weekends, holidays, and overnight. There is a lot of opportunity for overtime. They even accommodate to my schedule at school.
The overall culture of the operating room will take some getting used to but once you understand the flow of things, it becomes second nature. The RNs, anesthesiologists, and other physicians are there to answer any of your questions so you won't have to worry about not knowing anything. Everybody in the OR works together toward a common goal. As long as I do my job properly and efficiently, they can do their jobs with ease and won't bother you for anything.
Flexibility, autonomy, jargon
Time sensitivity, preferential treatment