Posts Tagged ‘volunteering’

ER Snafu – HELP!

Yesterday on my ER shift I almost go into cardiac arrest when I realize I’ve just fed a stack of crucial records for a critical Patient (currently in an ambulance speeding toward the ER) through the slot of a trash bin designated for shredding! In horror my eyes land on the big fat PADLOCK blocking my next move!  Nooooo!

Flash-back several minutes —

In the Waiting Room  Triage Nurse Anthony Chan, in his usual pissy mood, shoves two stacks of papers in my hands —

Personally hand this to the Charge Nurse and no one else, STAT! And stick these in the shredder bin. Within your skill-level, Volunteer?

I burst through the doors into Trauma, but the Charge Nurse isn’t there and no one knows where she is. I head toward the nearest Trash Bin to get rid of the other stack, but I run into Dr. A, who distracts me by making my heart beat faster (not my fault). Nonchalantly I slip the papers through the slot, flash him my killer smile and mosey on back to Triage…

I freeze when I spot Anthony Chan. F<#k!

I bolt back to Trauma, now fully aware of my f-up, and beg the clerk for a key to the intimidating padlock, but he hands me a phone number for the Shredding Service instead. Whaaaa?!  A company rep answers my call, listens to my saga, then proceeds to explain he’s in the Midwest. Midwest?! Nooooo! I’m in Los Angeles! I need someone in our hospital to come NOW! And not on a plane.

He puts me on “HOLD” and I experience heart palpitations as Paramedics rush the Patient in, and the Charge Nurse shouts  —

Anyone see the Volunteer?

What Do I Do Now?!

I duck down behind the counter, still on HOLD, mumbling “ohmigod-ohmigod” when —

Dr. A peeks over the edge grinning at me as I turn fifty shades of RED.

“You left these by the trash bin.”

I pop up —

I did?! Thank God! You’re amazing! I mean– thank you, thank you, thank you!

I dash toward the Charge Nurse and hand her the records, as Dr. A winks before turning the corner.

Phew! That was close!

Dr. A’s hotness climbs to an all-time-high!

 

 

 

A COUNTRY WITHOUT A CONSCIENCE

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Proud of my Hospital / Embarrassed by my Country

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What The World Needs Now Mr. Trump is EMPATHY

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PART TIME JOB with Dr. Frankenstein

my awesome new boss

my awesome new boss

Happy to report — I’ve got a new part time job! Yay! As I continue to pursue my ready-to-revive Acting career, I’m no longer forced to be an Uber Driver in L.A.’s gridlock (to make ends meet.) Volunteering in the ER is already starting to pay off in weird and unexpected ways… Keep reading PART TIME JOB with Dr. Frankenstein

Voices In My Head

I don’t plan on driving in L.A. rush hour for my long-range career plan, so Ubering is a temporary fix — Keep reading Voices In My Head

My Clear Day in L.A. — FINDING THE SUNNY

Finding the Sunny in L.A. Keep reading My Clear Day in L.A. -- FINDING THE SUNNY

I’M A SLAVE IN E.R.!
Sentenced to volunteer at Greater L.A. Medical (GLAM!) Hospital... I'm on-call in my worst nightmare -- ?!
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