Getting new job is always wonderful thing that makes person feel happy, doesn't it? In my case i was both happy and surprised when i got letter from mail telling me that i got job as nurse in ward that was for cancer patients, happy for the opportunity to learn new things and payment was good for person who had still the package of student loan hanging over my head. Surprised i was because of my experience on the field was so low.
Letter was like the usual ones telling how grateful they were to have new member to their hospital staff and how they were looking forward of the time we would spend there as big family, but there the normality stopped.
What followed were the rules of the ward. Some were normal rules that every hospital and ward might have, but some were almost disturbing ..
rule 1: Hospital staff have to wear working clothes no t-shirts and jeans allowed
rule 2: due to risk of contamination cloves need to be changed in between two patients before exiting one room.
rule 3: for your own safety and for safety of patients you are not allowed to wear any hanging material such as ear rings, piercings. Those might cause risk of infection and danger to be torn off
rule 4: washing hands before and after attending to patients is important
rule 5: the image of the hospital is important do not wear too much make up or too bright hair color
rule:6 when ever encounter patients that are silent and pale on wards corridor do not speak to them. it is matter of respect to let them be
rule 7: you are not allowed to take any money or gifts from patients or their relatives. all donations belong to hospital
rule8: when you hear screaming from dark and empty room for the peace of your mind let it be
rule 9: doctors and nurses are not for moral reasons allowed to be social together after or during work hours
rule 10: if you see woman walking besides examination table and crying do not look at her it makes her more upset
rule 11: make sure your wallet, keys and mobile phone are locked on nurses changing room during working hours
rule 12:all mobile phones and tablets must be turned off during sift
rule 13: if someone asks for help and bleeds and everyone just walks by it is better for you to ignore it. he or she just might go away
rule 14: if you make mistake and something attacks you for not following rules, please do not be loud . wards patients need their rest
Im sure you will be happy and find our ward to be relaxing and wonderful place to work.
yours Head nurse Miranda Mckinley