Is anyone happy with their job? - page 3

If you enjoy your job, please state what you do, how many pt's you have during a shift and how much overtime you put in? Thank you, Wendy... Read More

  1. by   mamabear
    YES!! I love my job. I work on an in-patient adult psych unit. 90% of our patients are there on a 72-hour emergency detention order, so that eliminates most of the folks who suddenly voice suicidal/homicidial ideations for the purpose of getting away from it all. We have a maximum of 14 patients which, to Med-Surg and ICU nurses must sound like a dream come true, but when you have three or four actively psychotic people to care for, along with a sprinkling of dually-diagnosed folks and a borderline or two just to keep you on your toes, it's enough.
  2. by   naturalhealth
    It's interesting seeing everyone's opinions about whether they enjoy nursing or not! I personally don't like what I'm forced to do even in the "natural" area of labor and delivery! Rarely does a woman come in and labor on her own. Essentially everyone is induced and most get epidurals. I'm basically a drug pusher! I much prefer really helping people with their health through prevention and wholistic measures. Sincerely, Gabriele RN
  3. by   wenron
    what do you do as a research coordinator? Sounds interesting and great hours.

  4. by   SICU Queen
    I work CV/Surgical ICU, and I am BURNT out. I love nursing, but my hsopital is having some serious issues right now, and it seems that the nurses get the short end of the stick.

    I have contemplated OR, since all of the nurses I've talked to that work OR seem to love it. No families, no conscious, whiny, demanding patients, or family members for that matter. There aren't any visiting hours in the OR...

    THAT is something I could be happy with for a while...
  5. by   PhantomRN
    Mattsmom81, I start next week. I will let everyone know how it goes.
  6. by   CVSDnurse
    I absolutley love my job. I work in the cardiac cath lab in a large hospital. Never short staffed( must be an RN in the room with a scrub tech and monitor tech so if someone is sick, we pull in the nurse manager or who ever from the desk/recovery area to keep the rooms running)
    One patient at a time, no call bells, sedation to keep them comfortable and quiet during the procedure, NO FAMILIES.
    M-F, no holidays or weekends, they are covered by the call team- take call every 5th week-its fun because we are there to do the case and settle the patient into a room-lots of easy and routine cases with the ocassional random code to keep things exciting.
    My relationship with coworkes is very unique when compaired to working on the floor: We are ALWAYS relieved for lunch and often go as a team-close socialization and during cases the atmosphere is relaxed as long as everything is smooth and stable.
    Relationship with the docs is great-treat you as an equal as long as you are competent(of course there are still the control freaks who like to be rude but usually they are only there for a case or two and you only have to put up with them for 20 min. or so at a time) Sure we have some people who need to have a fire set to get them to do a bit more with moving patients and other menial activites but you only have to deal with them for a week at a time.
    Rotation into the holding/recovery area is considered unpleasant as there you have to deal with families, paperwork/taking off orders, meals and transporting. Its a nice reminder of how it is on the floor and keeps you greatful for your job in the lab.
    Liability is less stressful of an issue as the MD is there when the patient codes or has a rhythm change, no waiting for a call back and you are responsible for your work only.
    Previously I worked in LTC-the best learning available and really refined your ability to critically think but the paperwork and having to stay late to finish in addition to the staffing issues and responsibilty for unlicensed staff was a constant headach. Transfered to a cardiac stepdown to learn more critical care, less people to be responsible for but the families often made caring for someone other than their family a real juggling act. I am staying where I am.
  7. by   woundnurse
    I Love my job. Work as home health CWOCN (wound, ostomy, continence nurse) and am called in to "guide" the docs on treatment. Had to go back to school for BSN and to ET school but worth it. Kinda make my own hours, rarely work weekends or night unless I want to. Now work for three home health agencies (think I'm stretching myself) but enjoy being the resident "expert".
  8. by   Ted
    I enjoy my job.

    Work ICU/CCU for a very small rural hospital. The shift is 10pm to 7am . . . work nine hours get paid for ten hours. Usually have two patients sometimes three.

    My biggest concern is how long this situation is going to last. Will enjoy this as long as it lasts, though.


  9. by   Ted
    Enjoy my job. Work on an ICU/CCU for a very small rural hospital. Usually work with two patients, three patients tops. Hours are 10PM to 7AM; work 9 hours get paid for 10!

    Will enjoy it while it lasts. My concern is that it won't be lasting too much longer. The plan is to combine this unit with the Med/Surg floor.



    (sorry for the double post. Thought the first one didn't get through.)
    Last edit by Ted on Mar 18, '02
  10. by   Nittlebug
    1998 I loved my job in a small 6 bed ICU and 8 bed telemetry unit. We were union and the night crew I worked on was great!
    2000- now I LOVE my job ! I am an ER nurse and a SANE nurse. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. It's all about who you work with if you ask me. You have to make teamwork a priority. You have to promote a positive attitude among those you work with and keep the gossip to a minimum. If you hear bad gossip, counter that with good gossip. Say something nice about that person or someone else and it catches on. Gossip will ruin a team. And it's true, what comes around goes around !
  11. by   cathy r
    I am a senior practice nurse in a busy GP practice and I really enjoy my job. I have been in post for 8 years which says a lot in itself and I have developed an excellent working relationship with my employing GPs. I enjoy my autonomy, level of responsibility and range of skills I have been allowed to develop. I do not do any overtime nor do I work any unsocial hours!!!!
  12. by   naturalhealth
    It's great that so many people love their job as an RN. It's always good to love what you do to earn income! The best scenario! I love the idea of helping people with their health too. Unfortunately, the hospital setting isn't always so helpful! I work on-call in a level 3 hospital in Minneapolis. The hospital is famous for their heart surgeries. Guess what they have in the lobby? McDonalds! I find that absolutely ludicrous! The only thing I can think of is the hospital wants to ensure that they continue getting customers! What a pathetic joke!
  13. by   teeituptom
    Howdy Yall
    From deep in the heart of texas

    Ive been in ER for a decade and a half now. love it, wont do anything else. Pt load fluctuates heavily at times, I work overtime always. And play a lot of GOLF

    keep it in the short grass yall