Typical day on the ward was busy as we were mainly deal with older adults. Because of the shortage of nurses there were days you wished you stayed home but because management were very supportive it made our job a lot better.
They were generally good to work for but the work eventtually dried up as all the permanante positions were being taken up by new immagrants to the country and these were registered nurses taking healthcare assistant positions therefore the Bureau become less and less used except by the immigrants and evevtually they started a thing called a resource team and that was the end of it.
I work across Waitemata DHB inpatient settings. Maintain a safe environment for patients and clients when participating in activities. Provide and delegate activities that support and build confidence relating to daily living and increasing patients stability. Highlighting changes in patients and alerting and updating the relevant team to assess.
Team work was a major factor in this position and I found that the support from co-workers was excellent. Management was mostly very supportive. I found it very hard to be firm when someone was being restrained for an incident because it was a very upsetting procedure. I leaned a great deal of empathy for people in general whilst employed in this position.
Seeing clients happy when they got to leave well & ajusted
Restrining unwell clients when they have a meltdown