Monday, April 13, 2009

Life At the O.R.

I had a long holiday last week because we (trainees) were given a holiday off by our OR Head Nurse and Supervisor. And so Monday came and I went on duty. To be honest, I'm kind of tired already, hehe. I like the experience but extending it for another 3 months is not on my plan. For one, I don't receive any incentives, therefore, no motivation :D But anyways, I've gain knowledge thru this experience and with that, I am thankful. Another reason is that I am planning to go on with my nclex review and third, I plan to go out of the country again but I still don't know when.

Going back to my OR training, there were times when I really enjoyed working in there but there were days that I was also stressed out. Sometimes, I just don't get the surgeons blaming the nurses why we gave them instruments that were not good. But why blame us? We only serve and wash the instruments. It's them who were using it frequently. But I also knew that some of these instruments need to be replaced, too. I just hope they would communicate to us fairly. Aren't we a team? And there were some staff, too, who would let us carry all the burden even we're not that experienced with the job. They expected too much, but of course, I want to give my best, too. Actually, it also depends of what kind of a person he/she is. Some were really helpful, and some, I don't know...

But as I've said before, I am up for the challenge. So, it's either I take it or leave it. But I was glad to find out that I survived the past 3 months. I was supposed to end my 3-month training with them last week but need to extend for another 2 weeks because of my absences. Oh well, I'll just make the most out of it.


A said...

I admire you for your patience Cookie, I would never have been able to keep up with people like that around me.. Sometimes doctors act that way towards nurses cause they can... So don't let them bully you.

My sister in law is a nurse too, but she's already in the states with her family and practices there.. Sponsored sya at buong family nya ng hospital na kumuha sa kanya and in 2 years time nakabili na sya ng bahay at 2 cars.. Ganun sya kasipag kaya ang taas ng sweldo nya at incentives nya.. I suggest you look online for possible employers abroad who would shoulder everything from fixing you and your family's visas to covering air fare and your temporary home when you get there.. Good luck Cookie! :D

Mummy Gwen said...

Wow...I could never do what you are doing. It's really a demanding and stressfull job. I think you are a brave and dertermined person.