I am going into my senior year of nursing school
and accepted a PCT job for the summer. I worked one during the school year on a med surg unit and aside from the lack of staff, it was fine. I am now on a Rehab unit where the patients need total assistance.
But for some reason I feel a little lost at this job. I know everything I'm supposed to do, but time management is nearly impossible. At clinical, I'm very efficient and multitask well. But no matter how hard to I try at this job, I feel like a failure. For instance, 3 patients might need to be catheterized and get ready for therapy within an hour. And who knows how many call lights will go off or how many accidents will happen.
Its difficult for me because I hate asking the nurses for too much help, but without them it wouldn't be possible to do a lot of the tasks that need to be done.
I'm only here for the summer but it's frustrating to me because I want to be like the older PCTs who can do the job with more ease.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do? Maybe it's just a sign that this isn't my area?
Jul 28, '17
comment deleted...realized the date of initial thread.
Last edit by BSNbeDONE on Jul 28, '17
: Reason: moot point