Job Title: Registered Nurse
Type of Company: I work at a level-2 trauma certified hospital.
Education: AS, Nursing, Middlesex Community college
Previous Experience: I started as a registered nurse at a local hospital, did travelling nursing for 2 years, and now work at a large local hospital.
Job Tasks: I work in an emergency room at a very busy level 2 trauma center. I work 24-32 hours a week. Nurses who work in our department have a ton of responsibilities. We are always on the go. You should really have 2-4 years experience as a registered nurse before even thinking about working in an emergency room. It requires many certification courses: anything from trauma to advanced life support (both pediatric and adult) to critical care. You are required to work on weekends and holidays. No exceptions to either of these. Nor is nursing "recession-proof" as the news reports say. If you have a nursing job, now is not the time to be looking for a new position.
In our emergency room, we deal with anything from colds, the flu and stitches to full-blown car accidents and other major traumas. We see a number of patients who need medical clearance to be admitted to psychological hospitals. We have a number of patients at a time. We are first in the line of responders after entering an Emergency Room.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is that you can make a difference between life or death. You can care for an elderly person that just needs someone to talk to. You can make a sick child feel better by a little tender loving care and you can reassure their parents that things will be ok.
The worst thing about my job is that the patients and families blame nurses for the prolonged wait in the waiting room or the wait for a doctor to see them. We have no control over these situations, but we have to take the blame for them. Another thing that is very hard is when we lose a patient.
1.) Leave the job at work. Don't bring the work home with you
2.)Don't sweat the small stuff. The work will get done but may not get done in the order you want it to.
3.)If you think you want to be a nurse, please get a job as a nurse's assistant. If you last more that 6 months in that job, you will be a good Nurse.
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