So I just recently got my license and this is going to be my first time ever working in the field of nursing, other than my clinicals. I accepted a full time position as a LPN Nurse Supervisor for a Post Acute wing in a LTC facility. I have been on the job for almost two weeks. Running the cart for both MAR and TAR is not a problem. I usually have 12 patients and can get it all done within my 8 hour shift...However, all the paperwork, computer work and constantly having to assess and supervise my aides is really taking a toll. I do have previous supervisor experience in hospitality but its nothing like this. I love all the patient care experience I am getting in Post Acute but I have found it extremely difficult to get to all the documenting, calling PO's, ordering labs, assessing new admins, and making sure my aides are doing their job.
I think I can do this but I have no previous experience with doing any of this paperwork, calling docs, labs, etc and as of yet, I have not received any training on how to do so. This place was supposed to give me orientation but my first day of orientation was with a nurse who had not worked in post acute for over a year, the second day was spent passing meds only, and every day since I have just been told to treat and pass meds...
Should I consider looking elsewhere, where I can actually go through an orientation process so I can learn how to do the things that are not being taught to me here or am I being unreasonable?
Aug 10, '11
Quote from nozyrozy40
Wow...I think you might be putting your license in jeopardy here. First, LPN's can't "assess". They can gather information, but assessments need to be done by an RN. New admits need to have quite a bit of paperwork done by an RN for Medicare reimbursement.
Second....it sounds like you've had little to no orientation/training. I would be out pounding the pavement looking for another job. I know they're not easy come by, but this doesn't sound safe.
WHOAAAA!!!! Better do your homework before posting such a claim.
I am not even going to comment any further than this because anything I say from here on in will not be nice.
Fellow LPN's care to comment?
Last edit by lilaclover on Aug 10, '11