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I have been offered a RN charge nurse position at a LTC facility. The "unit" I'd be working has thirty-plus residents. I will be on the 7p-7a shift. I asked the ADON about staffing. ... Read More

  1. by   mageean
    and keep running! The staffing ratio is the worst I have ever heard. The only thing to gain from a job like that is STRESS and HEARTACHE!
  2. by   KaroSnowQueen
    Truthfully, sounds totally normal for my part of the world. Last LTC job I had was on an ICF floor, me by myself all day long. Three aides on days, one on seconds and nights. For thirty nine patients.
  3. by   lpnbhw
    remember, its your license!!!! GOOD LUCK
  4. by   Town & Country
    I don't think I have to worry about losing my license. I can't find a job where I NEED a nursing license; because they're all like THIS one, where you can't even take care of the people!

    Oh well.

    McDonald's is always hiring, LOL.
  5. by   WhiteCaps
    I wonder if a bit of publicity would change their minds about staffing ratios? Does the public know how badly the staffing is?
    Perhaps you could get an investigative reporter to do a story on it, leaving your name out. I think the families of the residents have a right to know about the facility.
  6. by   Mariannsi
    Never mind working in the facility -- I coudn't imagine being a resident/pt.
  7. by   Town & Country
    I talked to the ADON today and told her I had decided not to take the position as it sounded like unsafe staffing.
    She said "not really", and said "we use LIFTS, we don't use our backs, and we don't have any residents that require two people to get them up."

    ?

    Then what are they doing in a nursing home?

    Not to mention......you still need TWO PEOPLE to properly use a lift.


    Shezam
    didn't just fall off the turnip truck
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    Good for you, Shezam.......I'd rather work at Mickey D's myself than jeopardize my safety (not to mention that of the residents!) in such a fashion. That ADON should be ashamed to call herself a nurse, if these appalling conditions are acceptable to her. I think a little phone call to the ombudsman and the state would be in order here as well......my God, what is this country coming to when our government allows frail elderly people to live in a hell-hole like this, and pay thousands of dollars a month for the privilege??!!:angryfire
  9. by   Town & Country
    Good question!


    The good news is, the day after I turned the job down, I found another job closer to home that will be less stressful and they are better staffed!

    Yippie!


  10. by   VivaLasViejas
    CONGRATULATIONS!! They say all good things come to those who wait.....

    Best of luck to you, Shezam!

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