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Joined Mar 8, '07 - from 'Kansas'. Posts: 205 (43% Liked) Likes: 210

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  • May 30

    Definitely check to see what your hospital policy is. This may clear things up one way or the other. If there's a hospital policy against something you're doing then you can either cut your hair, or respectively challenge the hospital policy. If there's not a hospital policy then there's your support to challenge her.

  • May 29

    Definitely check to see what your hospital policy is. This may clear things up one way or the other. If there's a hospital policy against something you're doing then you can either cut your hair, or respectively challenge the hospital policy. If there's not a hospital policy then there's your support to challenge her.

  • May 29

    Definitely check to see what your hospital policy is. This may clear things up one way or the other. If there's a hospital policy against something you're doing then you can either cut your hair, or respectively challenge the hospital policy. If there's not a hospital policy then there's your support to challenge her.

  • May 29

    Definitely check to see what your hospital policy is. This may clear things up one way or the other. If there's a hospital policy against something you're doing then you can either cut your hair, or respectively challenge the hospital policy. If there's not a hospital policy then there's your support to challenge her.

  • May 29

    Definitely check to see what your hospital policy is. This may clear things up one way or the other. If there's a hospital policy against something you're doing then you can either cut your hair, or respectively challenge the hospital policy. If there's not a hospital policy then there's your support to challenge her.

  • May 29

    Definitely check to see what your hospital policy is. This may clear things up one way or the other. If there's a hospital policy against something you're doing then you can either cut your hair, or respectively challenge the hospital policy. If there's not a hospital policy then there's your support to challenge her.

  • May 28

    Definitely check to see what your hospital policy is. This may clear things up one way or the other. If there's a hospital policy against something you're doing then you can either cut your hair, or respectively challenge the hospital policy. If there's not a hospital policy then there's your support to challenge her.

  • Feb 14

    Good question. I only see the receptionists, the NP/MD, and MA's. When I called the office recently they put me through to a nurse and I thought 'ah, they do have them', and pictured her chained to a desk in the back.

  • Nov 16 '15

    Ah yes.. I get it. If you were staying at the same facility and just asking to stay on in the ICU you were already trained in, that may work, but it would be a whole different deal going to a different facility.

    Sounds like you are itching for a change and this deal looks like a good one. I'm guessing they are wanting a commitment that you will work for them in this role for X amount of years. Just make sure you are wiling to do that and worst case scenario you try something different after that. Nursing is good in that way.

    As for what makes it worth the job change. Like you I'm frustrated by the poor communication/coordination between nurses and doctors. Not that we don't have some wonderful doc's and PA's, but we also have our fair share who I know my shift will be more challenging because of and my patients will suffer in the care they get. I'm tired of that. So far as a WOCN I've gotten more respect from physicians and I feel like I'm actually working with many of them who I was previously just doing tasks for.

    More importantly I like the work. I love the education aspect - educating staff, patients, family members. I love the autonomy of making my own schedule of my days activities (for the most part), the ability to get creative (seeing an area of weakness i.e.. several patients with trach ulcers and being able initiate change to reduce this), the diversity of my day (consults, presentations, supply chain meetings, surgery rounds, etc), and the movement and interaction I have with the rest of the hospital.

    Above all I like not leaving every shift feeling like I didn't give adequate care. Not that I was giving poor care, just that there was rarely enough time to give everyone the care I would have wanted. Oh, and eating lunch isn't a bad thing either Not that the life of a WOCN isn't busy. I have more than enough to keep me busy and my days are never boring. If you are a thrill seeker (can't wait for the next code to be called and always request the most unstable patient) then you may not find wound/ostomy care quite as satisfying as I do. If however you like a different sort of challenge, one that involves coordinating with most every discipline in a hospital (PT, risk management, SW, surgery, etc), means being the go to person and "expert", and being independent and self driven, then I think you will love it! Good Luck!

  • Aug 27 '15

    Good discussion. As for pt's I have no problem holding their hand, bowing my head, etc as they pray, but if they want a prayer led I call in the chaplain. If a patient asks me directly about my religion I say "my family is Lutheran". Which is true. They are; I'm not. But pt's want to feel comfortable with their nurse and I don't mind going with their fantasies a bit. If they start getting pushy or more intrusive I have to cut it off (politely of course) and the indulgence of fantasies come to an end. But that has rarely happened. Most people what to just feel comforted and cared for.

    Co-workers are another thing altogether. The facility puts out prayers in our newsletters, there are prayers and crosses on the walls, and they pipe in the Sunday worship service on the TV every sunday morning, which in reality is a welcome break from Fox news. But none of that bothers me too much, it's just there. Sort of like people leaving Christmas lights and life size Santa Clauses up all year. It gets old, but so be it. Where I am uncomfortable is with my boss who is very religious and seems to hire mostly fellow Catholics who she goes to church with. I get along great with my co-workers but don't feel comfortable at all sharing my beliefs, or lack there of. Not that she would outright fire me for that, but oh she could make my life hell. Hmm... well, hell on earth

  • Aug 27 '15

    Good discussion. As for pt's I have no problem holding their hand, bowing my head, etc as they pray, but if they want a prayer led I call in the chaplain. If a patient asks me directly about my religion I say "my family is Lutheran". Which is true. They are; I'm not. But pt's want to feel comfortable with their nurse and I don't mind going with their fantasies a bit. If they start getting pushy or more intrusive I have to cut it off (politely of course) and the indulgence of fantasies come to an end. But that has rarely happened. Most people what to just feel comforted and cared for.

    Co-workers are another thing altogether. The facility puts out prayers in our newsletters, there are prayers and crosses on the walls, and they pipe in the Sunday worship service on the TV every sunday morning, which in reality is a welcome break from Fox news. But none of that bothers me too much, it's just there. Sort of like people leaving Christmas lights and life size Santa Clauses up all year. It gets old, but so be it. Where I am uncomfortable is with my boss who is very religious and seems to hire mostly fellow Catholics who she goes to church with. I get along great with my co-workers but don't feel comfortable at all sharing my beliefs, or lack there of. Not that she would outright fire me for that, but oh she could make my life hell. Hmm... well, hell on earth

  • Aug 27 '15

    Good discussion. As for pt's I have no problem holding their hand, bowing my head, etc as they pray, but if they want a prayer led I call in the chaplain. If a patient asks me directly about my religion I say "my family is Lutheran". Which is true. They are; I'm not. But pt's want to feel comfortable with their nurse and I don't mind going with their fantasies a bit. If they start getting pushy or more intrusive I have to cut it off (politely of course) and the indulgence of fantasies come to an end. But that has rarely happened. Most people what to just feel comforted and cared for.

    Co-workers are another thing altogether. The facility puts out prayers in our newsletters, there are prayers and crosses on the walls, and they pipe in the Sunday worship service on the TV every sunday morning, which in reality is a welcome break from Fox news. But none of that bothers me too much, it's just there. Sort of like people leaving Christmas lights and life size Santa Clauses up all year. It gets old, but so be it. Where I am uncomfortable is with my boss who is very religious and seems to hire mostly fellow Catholics who she goes to church with. I get along great with my co-workers but don't feel comfortable at all sharing my beliefs, or lack there of. Not that she would outright fire me for that, but oh she could make my life hell. Hmm... well, hell on earth



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