I've really been getting a snootful of how facilities operate today.
Downright untruthful and unethical in their dealings with agency. and of course they're running off their own staff left and right.
Anyone else here ever been trapped into doing supervisor or charge? I told the facility I would do it 'this time' (what a sucker, I know, I'm sure this is how they traped the others too) but NEVER again....also put it in writing I will GO HOME if I come in and find myself supervisor for the whole facility again...grrr.
This is one of those places where most nurses would be comfortable with her/his 'own litle group' but the staff competence is too iffy to risk being in charge of everyone else.....
All I can say is agency sure has gone downhill in my parts in the last 5 years....but I guess the hospitals all have too (and shyt rolls downhill, eh?) :roll
Mar 4, '03
At one facility I was a there as agency, there was a 'paperwork' or MDS nurse who would come around right at shift change and ask for your keys, saying she only needs to get a tylenol.
Two months later she was lead out in handcuffs. She was taking out Percocet from the bubble pack, and replacing them with Tylenol. Taping them in. How dare her. The potential to blame am agency nurse is huge in cases like this, as we seem to get pinned for everything.
Eddy, I've never heard of a Pyxis with a fingerprint. That is great! Any advice for those of us new nurses out there to protect us?
Also, to everyone...What is the most outrageous thing youve seen pegged on, or attempted to peg on, an agency nurse?
Last edit by JoyfulNurse on Mar 4, '03