A typical work day depends on the census if there are no patients scheduled we are flexed back. Dialysis is my calling so to speak and really enjoy the time with all my patients.On occasions I have been asked why they cannot come to us for their dialysis treatments. I smile and explain to them why they have to go outpatient for HD. It is really comforting to know when we provide safe care for a patient and they actually tell us themselves. Management is more concerned with productivity than patient care and acuity. My co-workers are wonderful and I really enjoy working with them all. The most difficult part of my job is the long hours at times with no relief. The most enjoyable part of my job is when we stop dialysis on a patient when their kidney function has returned.
RGH has flexible working shifts and hours.
My unit can vary each shift and each day. We can be very busy or not busy at all. It can all change in a second. I have learned a great about myself, as a nurse, and person, at my time at RGH. They have given me a wonderful opportunity to learn and work with some of the greatest nurses and providers in the area. I love getting to experience and be a part of such a wonderful and miraculous time in my patients lives. A bad day at my job, means someones life has changed for the worse. These are the hardest days.
Fast-paced and hectic
A typical day includes a 6:1, patient to nurse ratio. It is fast-paced and hectic as well as stressful. I loved the people I worked with, that's why I stayed
Current employee on 3rd floor poor management. Basically hit the floor running under staffed never would here of a position to be available in years past but now we have just about any position you would ever want actually we can't keep staff hum management refuses to help staff when busy. No respect or thankfulness to staff that does an exceptional job day in and out. Rarely getting to eat much less go to the bathroom. Best part of my job is working co workers physicians and mid levels that are wonderful
I enjoyed working at Raleigh General Hospital. I worked the Medical Surgical Unit so it was constant with fresh post-operative patients. Learned a lot their after nursing school. Good management. Good team work. I loved Med-Surg nursing.
Very professional healthcare setting
Very professional healthcare setting with great co-workers.Wonderful learning environment
Good job experiences
It was tough coming in PRN after working another job but the experiences and learning from other experiences nurses and doctors were invaluable. Co-workers were great and management was good.
The workload is stressful. The less pt.'s on the census, the less nurses they give you. So, even when census is low, you could still have6-7 pt.'s. I think 5 is the ideal number. When you get up to 6-7 pt.'s, pt. care is comprimised and law suits and accidents are more likely and then they expect you to get out on time, and scold you when you have to stay over to get your work completed. Co-workers are great, other then the 1 or 2 that want to complain about everything. Management is great. They are able to tell you when you've made a mistake without being real mean about it. Sometimes I'll be at work for 15 hours a day, but I only have to be there 3 days a week, so that makes it more barable.