HATE my job!!! - page 3

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    Quote from MassED
    If I can be so bold as to help you articulate your point, is that you are trying to say your job as a nurse is to use your "SKILL."

    Those other things need to be done by another person while we are busy getting POUNDED by our jobs that require our skill. Usually a CNA is also too busy getting killed as well. I have worked in a few places that have patient care reps, or coordinators, or candy stripers to a degree. Someone who can roam and relieve those non essential requests that are NOT emergent but further deter us from our immediate tasks.

    And hello, who created this image of "fluffing pillows" as basic nursing care? Yes, comfort, is key for a patient, but fluffing pillows is no more my desire for nursing and all that it encompasses than it is a car mechanics job to vacuum my interior when they're busy with my ENGINE.
    i wish i could kudos this post a thousand times.no wonder some of us are fried!
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    Quote from jrwest
    i wish i could kudos this post a thousand times.no wonder some of us are fried!
    thank you for that, my friend.
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    Nursing pulls us all in a thousand directions. Part technician and part carer.

    Our role has expanded over the years. We are now plebotomists, junior doctors, dietitians and physios. God forbid that any of those professions get their hands dirty any more.

    My ward is overrun with "specialist" nurses that do nothing but bark orders at the overstretched ward staff. Palliative care nurses who demand a syringe driver but who won"t set one going. Head and Neck specialists who demand an NG tube but who would not be caught dead actually passing one. Colorectal specialists who wouldn't change a stoma bag if you were paying them a million dollars a minute.

    Too many chiefs. Not enough Indians.
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    Quote from MassED
    thank you for that, my friend.
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    I felt like a servant when I did med surg. I only did orientation and then quit because I hated it. I found a specialty that I liked and am now doing that but after four years I'm just not so sure I want to be in a hospital setting anymore. Sometimes I just wouldn't mind being a secretary in some office somewhere or doing data entry somewhere. I know I would not be making much but the stress level would be different.
    Savvy20RN, MassED, jrwest, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from nursingisok
    I felt like a servant when I did med surg. I only did orientation and then quit because I hated it. I found a specialty that I liked and am now doing that but after four years I'm just not so sure I want to be in a hospital setting anymore. Sometimes I just wouldn't mind being a secretary in some office somewhere or doing data entry somewhere. I know I would not be making much but the stress level would be different.
    or arranging flowers.... just music in the background and a cool breeze from an open window.... ahhhhhh
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    Quote from MassED
    or arranging flowers.... just music in the background and a cool breeze from an open window.... ahhhhhh
    Yah that sounds good too.seriously.
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    Not all nursing is the same but there is a downside to every type. I recently left floor nursing to go into home health and so far it seems like a great fit, but I have to admit that being the case manager for 25-30 patients seems a bit daunting (I am still on orientation). The people that I have talked to in home health and hospice at my agency love it and would never go back to floor nursing.

    But if you like the adrenaline of the ED then maybe something more intense would be better for you. How about flight nursing? I also know of some ambulance companies that ues RNs.


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