Hi! I'm Bryan, former (but still certified) EMT-I, now a CNA, and going to nursing school
under a EMT-RN bridge program. I work two jobs, one at an skilled nursing facility and the other at a hospital med-surg. (Both as a CNA) and I'm treated miraculously different between them. I'd like to note, I'm a resilient person, and it takes a lot to get to me.
In facility A, which is the skilled nursing facility, there is absolutely no "skilled nursing" going on. Almost all of the CNAs are lazy, there's neglect, and even some cases of abuse. I've made 3 reports, one to the state, one to police, and one to management. Where I messed up was reporting it to management, because they tried to discipline me for reporting. As far as I know, the report to police nor state went anywhere. I'm well liked by patients, I've never had to use any type of restraint ever, and I round as much as can. Many of my coworkers restrain 2-3 times daily with Alzheimer's patients, and I always end up doing stuff myself (as in; everything) that is a two person job is done myself because nobody will help. I am essentially forced to cover other people's patients as well. I get insulted regularly by coworkers and superiors.
In facility B, (big MedSurg facility) I'm well liked by most other staff, patients as well. I feel appreciated, I have backup when I need it, I'm treated relatively like an equal, and the physicians aren't too dicky. The communication is good, and I'm kept busy in a way that isn't draining but is intellectually stimulating and physical exercise.
Working between facility A and B, it really shreds me down. The disparity makes me feel like a bad person, bad worker, etc. I know I need to leave facility A, but I feel like I have a duty of sorts to protect patients from the neglect & abuse and make those reports. At facility B, they want me to take more hours, which I totally 100% would if I didn't have to deal with facility A. Help? Advice? Tips to ensure my sanity?