here ya go....hope this helps
what is the title of your occupation?
what aspects of your occupation most appeal to you?
i enjoy working with the elderly and helping them along in their lives whether they are there for rehab and then we get them home or we help them along in the final days of their lives. not only are we the medical staff but to many we become family
what are your major duties and responsibilities? what do you do in a typical day?
i supervise cnas, pass meds, give insulins, take orders from doctors, carry out orders, assist with care plans
, manage iv therapy if any that day, give breathing tx's, wound treatments and these are just among many.
what are the physical and psychological demands?
physical this job can be very taxing, there is alot of walking, bending, pushing heavy med carts occasional lifting. psychologically...well i'm in charge of 20 some odd residents, some with trachs, some with feeding tubes, some residents that are ill sometimes gravely. having to remember all their needs, and meds can be very stressful. i also have many other staff members demanding my time and attention.
what are the benefits of your occupation?
when a resident says thank you, or tells you how much they will miss you when you are off. to be present at one of the most precious times of someone's life...their death...this to me is a high honor. to be able to keep them comfortable and not alone is very fulfilling.
what are the entry-level requirements into this occupation?
i found it helped me to be a cna before working here, but it isn't a prerequisite. in my particular position must be a licensed or registered nurse. i find experience isn't necessary but can be helpful.
does this occupation offer you the opportunity to acquire additional skills that will allow you to advance in that organization?
oh yes, we are expected to attend meetings where information is given and taught.
what pay range and benefits (insurance, vacations and any fringe benefits) can you expect?
in my area lpn's make anywhere from $15-17 and hour, this is in ltc. i receive vacations based on the criteria of the facility i work at and i also pay a portion of my insurance and the facility pays the rest. i have optical, dental and medical insurance. i even have a disability insurance.
what areas of the country offer the best employment outlook in your occupation?
i understand florida has a big need for nurses, but i"m sure they are needed all over.
what, if anything, did you give up in order to pursue your occupation? was it worth it?
i had to give up working to pursue my lpn, but was worth it in the end. i could have worked but with the schedule of school and my 3 young children at the time it was more important for me to leave my job at that time. now i give up having all holidays off, and i give up everyother weekend, but that is what is expected in my job field. i also feel that you could look at our residents (elderly), they have had to give up their freedom, their homes and in some case their families, so my minor "give ups" were nothing in comparison.
what kind of lifestyle might your occupation give you?
it allows me to have better things, and to not depend on the state, i am free of that.
what are some things you might dislike about your occupation?
stress, giving up my time some days.
are there any current changes in technology that might impat your occupation?
there is always changes and most of which are very helpful to me in my job.