Would you answer this ad? - page 3
"Wanted: licensed nurses to care for patients in our hospital. We respect the work nurses do by providing safe staffing, adequate equipment, and excellent support services. The MDs are always polite,... Read More
Nov 25, '00It's been awhile since anyone posted on this thread. My 2 cents worth. Spacenurse it was well done and the many responses too. One area that wasn't commented on was the reasons patient are in the hospital and that is to receive our professional nursing care. Nursing care is the hospitals main product but the bean counters don't realize it. Sadly most nurses don't either.
Dec 10, '00You know it's true that patients are there to receive our professional nursing care", so why isn't this information put out there where the patients can be informed of it BEFORE their stay with us????? We need to get local newspapers to print some stories about their local hospitals and what goes on in them.Originally posted by ocankhe:
It's been awhile since anyone posted on this thread. My 2 cents worth. Spacenurse it was well done and the many responses too. One area that wasn't commented on was the reasons patient are in the hospital and that is to receive our professional nursing care. Nursing care is the hospitals main product but the bean counters don't realize it. Sadly most nurses don't either.
Dec 10, '00In as much as most of the replies said that there "ain't no such place", I beg to differ. I had the privilege of working in a hospital that upheld about 75% of what was in the ad! OK, so the doctors weren't always polite and collaborative, and we didn't have a contingency plan for codes, late
call-offs, etc., but here's what we did have:
1. The support and guidance from our Nursing VP that encouraged us to be GREAT nurses. She was not only visionary, but was able to design and implement an interdisciplinary practice model that gave us the tools we needed to give the best nursing and medical care around.
2. An environment that challenged us far beyond what we thought we could do--creating the best hospital in town was no easy task. Everyone worked hard to see it become a reality and to uphold the standards. The rewards were huge--not only happy patients and happy staff, but a sense of camaraderie among the staff that broke down lots of barriers and gave us an appreciation of the importance of EVERYONE's role in the daily grind of providing care.
This may sound a little grandiose, but I am serious when I say it can exist--I was fortunate enough to be a part of it while it was in existence. Unfortunately, this same hospital was purchased by a for-profit organization that did a real "rape-and-pillage", and it is now a vacant building. It was a real loss to the community--one of two level 1 trauma centers in the region as well as having some excellent programs in different specialties.
As to whether I would answer an ad like this--I don't think so. What is described there is as close to nursing nirvana as anyone could imagine, and I don't believe any organization could possibly offer ALL that! I guess I just consider myself lucky to have experienced SOME of that :-)
Dec 11, '00True but sad that the opportunity to work very hard giving quality, safe, compassionate care is thought of as nirvana. Whatever happened to respect for an honest days(or nights) work?
Yoy are so correct in saying patient care is the purpose of any hospital.
Nursing care is the ONLY reason for a hospital.
Jan 13, '01If the place is that good to work for, why is there an ad in the paper? Why are they short a nurse? Something to think about!