Great surgeon story

  1. I thought it was time for an "I love my job" post.

    I am tweaking a presentation about a specialized ortho procedure that is fairly specific to my hospital. I needed more supporting information at a higher level so I emailed one of the two surgeons that do the procedure.

    He emailed me twice with 1-a PP presentation that is an overview of the procedure and then 2-answered questions about some specific medications that are used mostly with this procedure only. Explained things in a way that I can teach it to other nurses comfortably.

    Not only do I love working for a teaching hospital, but I love mine the best. Appreciate the time the attendings will take to teach. All one has to do is ask
    Last edit by Brian S. on Sep 29, '17
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    About mmc51264, MSN, RN

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  3. by   Saraghawas
    That's great! Working in a teaching hospital sounds amazing
  4. by   Male2017RN
    I hope that my next job is one that I could say "I love my job".
  5. by   BeckyESRN
    Yay! An "I love my job" post is refreshing!

    When I worked at the hospital, a good portion of our docs were great about answering questions or explaining procedures to the nurses that would ask. I had some fantastic procedural experiences because I took the time to ask
  6. by   mmc51264
    I think that is the big thing! ASK. If I want to know something, I will approach the doc and ask if they would explain something. Some are better/more enthusiastic than others, but most like it when the nurses take an interest.
  7. by   adventure_rn
    Quote from mmc51264
    I think that is the big thing! ASK. If I want to know something, I will approach the doc and ask if they would explain something. Some are better/more enthusiastic than others, but most like it when the nurses take an interest.
    I agree. It does depend on the provider and circumstances, but in my experience many physicians and APRNs are more than happy to share their knowledge when staff show a genuine interest.

    Maybe it isn't just the great hospital and people that make your job awesome; from the sound of your post, it probably has a lot to do with your initiative, enthusiasm, and attitude as well.
  8. by   HermioneG
    Yes!! I love positive posts! You sound like you have some fantastic people at your teaching hospital!! I always get so inspired when people take the time to teach!

    On my first day my charge nurse introduced me to our really amazing attending trauma surgeon. She took a good 5 minutes to give me advice on starting out, etc.

    That same day I got to see her in action and she was incredible. As she was leaving she was walking by my room and made it a point to smile to me and say bye. Now I feel like I always see her walking out as I'm coming in and we've been making it a point to smile and say good morning to each other!

    I know it's something small, but I love that at my job everyone treats each other with respect, warmth, and teamwork. Even with kind of odd pairings such as an attending trauma surgeon and a nervous new grad we have that sense of "hey! I recognize you! Good morning, it's great to see you, and have a wonderful day!"
    Last edit by HermioneG on Sep 27, '17

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