While being employed through Excel Society - Grand Manor, they have given me plenty of positive experiences and opportunities. The work load is busy and sometimes hectic which keeps you on your toes but also gave me the opportunity to enhance my learning experiences once out of school.
Typical daily duties included medication administration, variety of dressing changes, IM/ID injections, communicating with a number of multi-disciplinary team members (RN's, pharmacist, Physicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Mental Health Therapists, etc), processing orders for physicians, nurse practitioners, and psychiatrists. Daily tasks also included being a supervisor to HCA and PCW staffing. In the past I have also been a preceptor for 4 NorQuest LPN students and am very thankful for those experiences.
I would have to say that the hardest but also most enjoyable part of the job was the clientele. Working with mental health patients is always challenging, the days consistently vary and no work shift is ever the same. Working with mental health has given me a different perspective of nursing for the fact that you can also work with people who don't look "physically" ill.
I am very grateful for the experiences and opportunities that Excel Society has provided me with.