I am currently doing agency nursing,a local agency that staffs hospitals and LTC facilities.
As I only recently left(in September) my hospital job,I am having trouble,well,sometimes,being the one "in charge".
I have really only had trouble at one nursing home,on the evening and the night shifts.The aides just dont seem motivated to work.And,many of them,I wonder why they are in this job at all.No compassion,no warmth at all towards the residents.
My problem is,how can I be a better charge nurse?I feel bad about going behind them and checking everything they do,to make sure it gets done,but that is what I have begun doing,because I just dont trust them(not all of them) to get it done.
The other night,I had to remind them to do rounds at 8:30 pm.I probably should have written them up for it,but I didnt feel it was neccesary,as they did the rounds and checked everyone they were supposed to.
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!!Thanks!!