is there such a thing?
i'm posting because lately, i've been having more bad days than good days.
can anyone relate to this: i love (most) of my co-workers and patients- even some of the psychotic high maintenence ones but hate the hospital/management in regards to nurses??? all they seem to care about is customer satisfaction polls- but how can they expect so much although while cutting staff left and right?
i had my doubts working in any tenet facility (based on this website and from others) but i took the plunge at usc university- cutting edge technology, great staff. but after being here only 2 years of trying to do more with less, fighting for but unsuccessful at unionizing and now, to find out they are trying to go for magnet status!!!! what a joke, i can't bear to go to work and see the suits anymore.
my ideal hospital is: not another tenent facility.
-upholds safe staff ratios (even though our governator sold us out)
-nursing retention by pay scale and encouraging and providing training programs
-has great benefits and pension- does this exist anymore?
kaiser permanente is the only one that i know but i guess thats why its so darn hard to get a job there.
any nurses that know of other hospitals in los angeles that is an ideal place to work- or am i dreaming? then thanks for letting me rant and dream