COOKOUT WITH THE CLIENTS.
ASSISTING CLIENTS WITH VITAL SIGNS, FEEDING, ASSISTING THE NURSES DURING MEDICATION, DR. APPOINTMENTS, ACTIVITIES WITH THE CLIENTS. I LEARNED THAT MENTAL ILLNESS CAN HAPPEN TO ANY ONE AT ANY TIME. MANAGEMENT DEPENDED ON THE PNA TO ASSIST THE CLIENTS WITH DAILY NEEDS AND WE DID OUR VERY BEST TO TAKE CARE OF THE CLIENTS. I ENJOYED WORKING WITH MY CO-WORKERS BECAUSE THEY WERE A YOUNGER GROUP AND I WANTED TO TEACH AND GUIDE THEM. THE HARDEST PART OF THE DAY WAS WORKING SHORT STAFF AND NOT ALWAYS GETTING TO DO THE LITTLE THINGS FOR THE CLIENTS, BUT WE MADE IT WORK. THE MOST ENJOYABLE PART OF THE DAY WAS SEEING THE CLIENTS SMILE AND BE HAPPY AND THANKING US FOR ASSISTING THEM WITH THEIR DAILY NEEDS.
Interesting place to work
This job had it's pros and cons. Generally, not a bad job. There were times when it was dangerous because of the type patients served, but this job gave lots of time off.
Good job with ok pay, but the administration makes things difficult.
This job is a good job if you are suited for it. Not everybody can do this. You have to have a strong level head. Quick tempers will get you a lot of trouble, including legal trouble. The hardest part of the job is letting people pretty much assault you while trying to keep from doing anything in return. You will have objects including chairs, tables, DVD players, and from time to time bodily fluids thrown at you. The administrative department likes to place all these policies that, while good on paper, will not work. Its difficult to run an environment when you spend zero time there. Administrators come to the units RARELY, and when they do its because they are doeing a required inspection. The most enjoyable part of the job was the floor teamwork and making a difference in peoples lives. It is a difference that takes a while, but its there to see none-the-less.
Maintain patients restrictions to assigned areas.
Complete physical checks and monitor patients to detect unusual or harmful behavior and report observation to professionals staff.
Nice place to work
a typical day at work is a lot of interacting with client. i learned a lot about people and how to deal with mutiple personalities. i know how to work efficiently without supervision. I got along with co-workers.
It is a great job to be around other people. But it is a lot of physical work and you are also mentally drained at the end of the day. But I always felt like I was doing to help my patients.
Excellent place to work
The place is excellent the people are excellent and the insurance is awesome. Help is always available! and they are great
Was close to home, liked the people i worked with
It has been over 12 years since i worked there, but everyone was nice and helpful and i learned alot.
Fun and i love the challenge
It is exciting and I love what I do. It gives us as people a chance to make a huge impact on someone's life.
Great benefits good salary paying job with alot of oppurtunity to move up to superviser positions.
Good place to work salary paid job. Staffing is not the best and management is not affect by there staffing but, PNA's are because of the high risk client the hospital admits. Its the best job to have for someone without prior experiences.
great benefits retirement insurance professional and ethical
I have worked for terrell state hospital for over 12 years. Starting on direct care and obtaining my degree utilizing the educational leave program. Now beginning in a supervisory position.