In your current work setting.......is Nursing Administration supportive of you - collectively?
I have worked in dozens of settings (hospitals, home health, clinics, longterm care, etc.).....
By "supportive" I mean, are you "heard" by administration, not just listened to, placated, and forgotten when the moment passes.
I currently work in a longterm care facility and we have a DON who has been there for over twenty years!! She is a paper-pusher, lives in her "Ivory Tower" office, and "rules and reigns" via e-mail messages to us!! She barks orders out of both sides of her mouth and when we take our genuine concerns to her she side-steps the issues and goes back into "hiding."
She plays "favorites" with the staff and has her "select few" (Nursing Assistants) who "report" back to her on the sly about the Licensed Staff!!!
It is a very condescending environment and a handful of us )Licensed Staff) are at our "wits end" because of the gross lack of colleagueiality!!
We are there for the Residents and their needs and it is extremely difficult when you cannot place your trust in your own Director of Nursing.
Anybody else experiencing the same kind of problems?
P.S.......looking for another job in Minnesota!