so i started another job, a second job at a much farther community hospital. it is situated in a not so nice neighborhood and is about 1.25 hrs from my home on a bad day of traffic.
its layout and operations is basically like my first hospital. so im a bit familiar with some of their ways of care. i got 3 days of orientation and then im off and set free. fine with me, i just need to know their system since its all paper, no computers and very very disorganized. even the staff their say its one big cluster f***. but many of them love it and for those that have been there a while i can see why. you have some that act like family. and like any other hospital you have a Jane or a John or maybe even a few of each that think they are God and that their poop don't stink.
what is it about these people? why do they think they are in charge of the world and must make you feel lowly. why must you publicly demean others, in front of their peers, AND patients no less.
well at this facility there are 2 Janes and 1 John that i've met so far. the Janes have much seniority at this facility and believe me, they pull it and shove it. tensions rise on many occasions and its not professional in the least. now im not the perfect professional mannered nurse either, but i do know there are limits. even my fellow orientees had run ins with one of the Janes.
during orientation it was mentioned that 'we have our oddities just like any other hospital' by the staffing lady. 'we are pretty lenient with things, you get your attitudes and your fowl language, but we do not tolerate lateness.'
um....excuse me? lateness is your priority? ok so i can curse at someone but i can't be 2 minutes late?
well, don't you know, my first day in the er...not even 5 minutes into the shift was there a code. ok, so i've been in so many codes i can't remember nor do i wish to. there is a team and we follow a team leader. who's that? the physician. sweet deal right? think again.
this was the worst run code EVER. i've seen bad codes, this tops them all. and its not just this code. the end of the day was topped off with another code which again was ran poorly. yelling and cursing during the code and super unprofessional words actions and attitudes to and from everyone.
i was appalled.
im new fish and its not my place to retrain the world. but i made my opinions clear to a select few. whether anything comes of it, who knows. right now, its a job, its money, its time. i will practice to my ability and make sure i do no less and no more. i can see that a place like this will only give me experiences that i myself seek into. that is, i will have more time honing my skills and thought processes, time management, people skills, disease process, differentials, etc.
im taking a positive spin on a negative place.
this said, i do actually not hate this place. there are many people that i work with there and i do in fact like them. however i do not see them staying long, as the turn over is quite high. 10 er staff hired during my orientation says something about a place.
and oddly enough, i've seen a number of indigent yet super appreciative patients. event he simplest acts of kindness are more than they've seen in some time, and they let you know it. the smiles and looks and the kind words. im impressed that in a place where the staff might not be so nice, the people it serves are quite the opposite. definitely not expected.
needless to say though, the drive and money and dealing with such staff isn't worth it.
i am looking, while i do my time, and make my money.