1)What is your nurse/patient ratio?Is this a set ratio? What state do you live in?
6-8 pts usually Indiana
2)What type of unit do you work on?
General med-surg floor in rural hospital. We also have peds and tele.
3)Number of LPNs-Techs-CNAs on unit
LPN's- 1 on 3-11 shift, and 1 on 11-7a shift, but not always. One full time LPN on day shift. Techs- none CNA's - 3 or 4 on days, 2-3 on evenings, and 1-2 on nights.
4)How often do you float and to where?
Extended care unit (skilled nursing) varies with their call-ins...
ICU- to work as a second nurse
Very rarely to Behavorial Health-my absolute least favorite
5)Do you have mandated overtime?
6)How often do you have to work outside your specialty?
Against my will, 3-4 times a year. Get floated to extended care (the work is fine, it is the regs and stuff that drive me nuts)
7)What are your responsibilities before accepting assignments?
To be sure that I can deliver safe, competent care to my patients. To get an accurate report to make sure the patient assignment matches my skills level...
8)What are the facilities responsibilities?
? To do whatever they want and justify it with: A nurse is a nurse is a nurse....
I don't quite understand this question either....