HELP! Accepted a position in Chowchilla at the California Correctional Women's Facility (despite leaving a psych nursing job I really loved) and am having nightmares I joined the military, am forced to wear ugly uniforms, and am always getting in trouble for not marching in a straight line...so weird. Would appreciate any info on the following:
Am I in an office? Am I with other people/nurses?
Scrubs? Any rules on scrubs to be worn?
ED nursing? Psych nursing? Assessments? Paperwork? Evaluations? Passing meds/FS/Insulin?
Is it all on the computer? Do they even have medical charts? Is it separate from their legal documents....?
I think it's a mix of 12- and 8-hour shifts. Do they balance it so you're working 40 hours a week or do they just make sure you work your 160-176 hours per month?
I know I get paid at the end of the month, but is it for THAT month? So if I start my job on 7/18 will I get a check on 7/31 paying me for 7/18-7/31 or do I go "checkless" till 8/31 and then only get paid for 7/13-7/31?
Thanks for ANY info you can provide about the work environment, people, clothing, tasks, etc.
Psych Nurse in Prison