Currently I deal with all kinds of people from the community. I work on a medicine floor which means that we will have anyone come in from young to old, and with a vast variety of illnesses. My role is a nurse on the floor, as well as often being a charge nurse. I have had many leadership opportunities and many learning experiences.
I have been a registered nurse at The Ottawa Hospital for 29 years. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to grow with new knowledge and education. Some of my challenges were staff/patient ratios, very ill patients and at times not feeling supported by the rest of the team.
Management has encouraged me to continue my education and participate in new processes.
Taking care of the patients is the best. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I see subtle changes in their recovery.
On average, I feel that this hospital is a great institution to work for.I am very proud to work in this establishment.
Sadly had to leave for another province for my spouse. Loved working there. Worked on the 8th floor.. Great staff, management. If we ever go back to Ottawa, I will, with no hesitation, try to get work there again !
Fast paced reward position. Learn new things every day. Nurses are very kind and work as a team. The most enjoyable part of the job is caring for a new life. Assisting new parents in caring for the new infant in several different ways including bathing, breastfeeding/bottle feeding and so on.
I work in the Endoscopy unit a TOH in Ottawa. In a day I admit, assess in recovery room before discharging them. I also work in the procedure rooms assisting the physician. workplace culture is very positive and work well as a team. Management is amazing and very supportive. Most enjoyable is talking with patients. Hardest part when having the patient find out that they have malignencies.
difficult standing in procedures rooms for long periods of time
Excellent work environment for shift work RN. Work beyond bedside RN not worth the effort.
I have always felt supported as a bedside RN. In any work beyond that, more was expected of me than was reasonable and I was no longer supported by management. Further than bedside RN I felt my licence jeopardized.
Resources available to complete bedside role.
Further in career beyond bedside RN challenging and not with the extra effort.