Got to work with previous staff and physician
staff was great, meeting some former patients was awesome, not having enough staff was challenging at times
It was a fun and good place to have experince
On a typical day, I do floor runs to all nurse station every hour picking up providers prescriptions to pharmacy department. At this place, I learnt how to do admixtures. Co-workers were helpful in teaching on how to do hospital work. I enjoyed doing floor runs.
Intensive Care Department
Worked in the Intensive Care Department for 5 months with a temporary contract. Management always willing to work with nurses to provide a safe environment to work in.
This was an opportunity to use the education and training that I had had. Professional atmosphere and close co-workers.
Typical day at work usually had scheduled assessments. I would met with each family and assessment their possible need for in patient mental health care or not. I would meet with the psychiatrist to discuss the assessment and then assist patient with the admission process is necessary or give them other referrals if not. I called insurance companies for the pre-approval for admission as needed. I would also go to main hospital for doctor recommended consults or to the emergency room if doctor felt a patient needed a psychiatric assessment. I also would go to nursing homes to assess geriatric patients if director believed that there was a mental health problem. Doctor would be notified and I followed through on their recommedations. At times I would help cover on call hours over nights and weekends.I learned much about mental health and diagnosis. I worked with ages 4 through geriatric. We also handled soldiers who have served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. My co-workers were dedicated to doing their best and showed compassion for the patients and their situations. Hardest part of the job was on call hours. Most enjoyable was working with families who truly needed some help and being able to make a difference.
Small Hosp environment with many roles expanded
Since this is a small facility, many roles are expanded to include a lot more than listed in job description. Management lacks nursing knowledge. Loved my co-workers and patients. Hardest part of working here was the expectation of doing much more with same staff or much less.
Super management team. Consistently excellent Joint Commission reports and one of the friendliest places to work.
Terrible place to work
Terrible place to work. Employee satisfaction is very low. I had to quit because I was in school and they changed my schedule.
Supportive in education advancement , flexible hours, excellent training, high patient satisfaction scores,