Right now I feel kind of lost. Don't know where or who to turn to about this.
So 2 weeks ago I got an offer to work at a home care agency. I met the boss who owns the company and (for privacy reasons..) he/she interviewed me in person after calling me a few days prior.
I come in for the interview and ask about training/orientation. He/she said that I will have a 1 month orientation shadowing an RN. I am a BSN prepared RN. At the company there are no medical staff, only 5 other RNs, and many CHHAs. Me, being the 6th RN.
I accepted the offer, trusting the position would be a fit for me. I accepted the offer on a Wednesday and they wanted me to begin the next day. I asked the RN that has been "orienting" me about the orientation and how it would be for a month and she shook her head 'no' and that a month orientation is too long. A few days and you should be ready to go out to pts homes on your own. I accompanied the Rn the next day and she showed me how to document etc. The day after that I was in the office alone waiting doing nothing, not knowing what to do. Minutes before my shift is over to go home, all the staff scramble me and rush me to go to a pts home to give an injection. Mind you, I was around all staff for the past 3 hours and then they didnt even say one word. The Rn then says very quickly, go there now and that is your pt every single day, you will go to this pt every day from now on. Its as if the RN told me last minute so I could just agree and say yes. I was dumbfounded and did not want to argue so I went on my way. Pts family member called the offices asking why I was taking long to get there, and they lied to the pts family and said "the rn is lost on the road" right in front of me. I was late to the pts home and said next time to be on time..?
In a nutshell, I have not even been on "orientation" for more than a week. I feel uncomfortable, unsafe, and I really feel like I could lose my license. This is my very first job as a new grad after almost 1 year graduating. I know I should not be complaining, but I'm overwhelmed. The staff are not medically licensed whatsoever and just coordinate cases/pts and place the Rns and aids to the pts home. Also the Rn who I'm "orienting" from is not BSN prepared, is a 2yr degree and is called the Nurse Director. I was told I could "do whatever you want" you can plan your visits whenever however etc.
I was told that I would be on 90-days probation, but I dont even believe that anymore. All staff are too laid back, chat and gossip all day at the office. IDK I don't want to lose my license. I need to leave this position, I feel ike theres alot of loopholes going around in this agency.
The nurse director started calling potential employees to come in and interview and the next day they would be hired w/o any training. Just to have bodies and to fill hours. The company is extremely understaffed and there are over 600 cases.
Please help. What should I do? I have only been working here for not even 3 weeks. I'm already in the system, I gave my ss, went through HR etc.