Turns out being nice has perks
I’ve reached a level of respect and competence that now allows me to make changes and slightly influence patient care.
I treat the nurses, techs, docs, and housekeepers with a smile, a joke, a laugh, and a compliment. Now, I am able to make a case as to why a patient would do better with an ODT vs the standard tablet, why one patient should get more pain medicine.
I keep my ear to the ground, I collect information the doctors normally wouldn’t. It was crazy. A SANE actually was referred to me by the doc because he said I was most knowledgeable about a particular case.
I’m totally doing this to make myself feel good, because this job can often do the opposite.