Must be able to work long hours with frequent mandatory overtime and regularly missed coffee breaks. Few holidays or weekends off. Must be able to keep massive amounts of paperwork up to date while making split second life and death decisions. Must be unaffected by frequent verbal abuse and able to neutralize occasional physical assaults. Must display patience, kindness, and understanding at all times. The ability to effectively communicate with people who are illiterate, uneducated, insane, hysterical, afraid or enraged is required. Must show no aversion to blood, vomit, oozing infections or human body waste. Job involves daily exposure to infectious bacteria and viruses as well as radiation and carcinogenic medications. Frequent staffing shortages necessitate your ability to prioritize and efficiently carry out the work of 2 to 3 people.
Applications must possess a keen interest in coping with grief, uncertainty, depression and loss on a daily basis.
As a part of the multidisciplinary team you will be expected to collaborate with other nurses, management,clerical and janitorial staff, physicians, respiratory technicians, social workers, chaplains and priests, security guards, physical,occupational and respiratory therapists, laboratory and x-ray technicians, maintenance personnel, and dieticians.You are required to have an understanding of all the roles and responsibilities of these team members as you will be required to carry out many of their duties in addition to your own.
Salary is in no way commensurate with knowledge, ability or experience.
Due to the frequency with which employees develop physical injury and emotional breakdown, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package.
Only serious applicants need apply.