A great place for a healthcare professional to work at.
Nurse II (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 4 November 2013
A typical day at work would be to get information about your assignment, get report, look in on your patients, take vitals, perform assessments, give medications, provide planned care, advocate on behalf of your patients, answer questions or concerns that patients and their family have, follow up on blood and labwork, assist other healthcare professionals with required procedures, chart information on patients, admit, transfer, or discharge patients, do patient teaching, train new employees, and ensure that any care concerns are passed on to other team members before shift end. I learned from working in this position that it is a collaborative and team effort to care for patients. Coworkers can help ease some of the burdens of the implicated tasks, and they also contribute to the work culture that we work in. The hardest part of the job is that we are forever thrown in the path of watching patients suffer in their disease process or medical condition, and/or watching our patients die. The most enjoyable part of the job is to see a patient progress to health and eventually be discharged from the ward.
The profession makes a difference in people's lives.
The job role is very specific and has little room for career advancement.