Positive Overall Experience
Military Hospital located at Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield CA. My patients were current & retired military personnel and their dependents. My Attending Docs were all active duty Air Force Officers. I learned several techniques to fine tune & improve my exams for efficiency, accuracy, and exceptional chart documentation. Hardest part of this rotation was reporting to five different Attending Docs who all had different styles & opinions on how best to conduct exams. Teachings of some docs contradicted others in the same clinic. The most enjoyable aspect (by far) was working with the active duty soldiers as patients. They were exceptionally bright, respectful, and always had a positive attitude ... Truly America's finest!
Great place to refresh nursing skills
A typical workday began at 0645 and ended around 1900.Management on the unit was great, they really supported a nurses interests in moving from a med/surg unit to a more specialized field. They encouraged continuing education and provided guidance to ensure we were able to achieve our goals.Most of my co-workers were new nurses of which I was assigned charge nurse for the majority of my time there. Providing guidance when needed was a high point of my shift.The hardest part of the job was the rotational aspect. It was very difficult to work 3 months on days and then switch to 3 months on nights.The most enjoyable part of my job was the fact I had the most experience and the newer nurses asked me questions. I like the teaching aspect as well as the learning aspect of this job. I find I am always learning new things.
Learned to assess and respond appropriately to critical situations
I was given the opportunity to be part of the ICU team at David Grant MC where I worked under a preceptor for a period of 3 months prior to my deployment to Afghanistan. During the 3 months in the ICU I developed critical thinking as I was faced with critical situations and was required to react fast and objective. I have enjoyed being part of ICU team.
Very diverse workplace that encourages growth for its employees
Im currently volunteering as an OR RN and all the staffs are very nice and approachable. I was so privileged and thankful for having given opportunity to be a volunteer in this prestigious hospital. Excellent care and management policies for all staffs and patients.
Great place to work
David Grant has a professional vibe and everyone seems to get along.
Great place to learn
Hard working individuals working together to accomplish the mission.
Large, modern military medical center
Bright modern 200 bed military medical center, (reduced to hospital status in recent years). Features 800,000 sq ft of space and state-of-the art equipment.