what are the daily duties of your job? i work l&d, pp or nursery as needed and help with outpts.
what hours do you work? i work 7a to 7p right now but will be switching to 11p-7a in a couple of months.
did you have to take any special courses/classes to be in the line of nursing that you are in? i have taken a lot of additional hospital based classes since i was hired, including nrp and stable.
what does your day consist of as a nurse? if i am with a labor pt. i start with an assessment of pt, including reviewing the efm strip. i may have to start an iv. i give any needed medications (atb, pitocin, pain meds, etc.). i do a lot of teaching. then, on a good day, i assist with a delivery. at my facility we recovery both mom and baby. then i either flip to pp and keep my pts or pass them off and get a new labor pt and start over.
who do you work with on a daily basis? i work with other rn's, a unit clerk, a nursing assistant, charge nurse, ob, anesthesia, pharmacy and sometimes resp. therapy.
do you work with the same team of people everyday? nope.
who do you communicate with on a daily basis?everyone.
how do you keep the communication open with those that you work with everyday? i am respect to everyone and i expect the same in return. we utilize an sbar sheet to help with good communication skills.
how do you and the others that you work with keep the communication open between each other? see above answer.
how does the communication differ with a patient and a patient's family? i have to speak differently with pts and families. typically, they do not have a medical background, so all communication has to be in away that is clear to them. and that can differ from pt to pt. i also have to remember, even when speaking with "medical" people- ob is foreign to almost everyone who doesn't work in it! i have to be flexible!
i hope this helps you! good luck.