Hey everyone I work at an inpatient psych facility for women with eating disorders and we also see comorbid sub abuse issues and self harm such as cutting , frequently. I started my career in medsurg and got tired of the insituional setting of a hospital. The facility that I work is a former dude ranch in Arizona. The women participate in equine programs if medically cleared. It is such a rewarding career and a positive environment. I can truely say that I LOVE MY JOB.
Everyday is so different and I use a lot of assessment skills and medical monitoring is needed too. Sometimes the ladies just need an ear to listen to them or a shoulder to cry on. Eating Disorders are not about food and most of the time are not about vanity either. So if anyone else works with Easting disordered pts I would like to chat with ya. Or if you want to know more info let me know. I am new to this site so I have not had a chance to chat with anyone yet.