October 8 to 14 is Emergency Nurses Week and as we recognize the compassionate, high quality care our Emergency nurses deliver each and every day, we also wanted to provide the chance for you to hear directly from them. This year, we asked an Emergency nurse from each of our sites to share why they love working in Emergency nursing and serving our diverse community.
Learn why Ravi Mann, an RN at our General site, chose a career in Emergency nursing.
Why did you choose to work in Emergency nursing?
I choose to work in the ED for the autonomy I’m given as an Emergency nurse. I can start IVs, give certain medications, order x-rays, labs and ECGs; all without a doctor’s orders. No two days are the same in the ED so I’m always being challenged and learning something new. I love the fast-paced work environment and the adrenaline rush of an emergency situation. I get to collaborate with an astounding team of ED nurses, ED physicians, paramedics, clerks, and specialists. And of course, there’s a certain personality required to work in ED. You have to have some crazy in you to think working on a busy Friday night in ED is a fantastic way to spend your time.
What do you find rewarding about working at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH) and in Scarborough?
I was born and raised in Scarborough so I have a strong sense of community with the patients we serve at SRH. It’s rewarding to be able to serve the community I was raised in and help make a difference in the lives of people who are neighbors, friends and family. It brings me much pride to be a part of the culturally diverse staff at SRH that reflects Scarborough’s multiculturalism. Working at SRH allows me to be at the forefront of innovative care with an ED constantly trying new ways to improve emergency care and patient experiences