So, my buddy got this job at a LTC. Pay is not great, but 5 minutes from the house, doing double weekends (no baylor either).
The problem is she thought she was going into a regular LTC with older folk. This place however has a skilled unit (everyone is on vents and IVs, feeding tubes plus), a regular LTC type unit and the third unit (which is to be hers) has half regular LTC residents and the other half is peds (youngest 3, oldest 16) All have trachs and feeding tubes and a couple have vents.
On interview, she made it clear that she has never done peds since she's only done LTC (and you don't really see peds in that setting) and the ADON said no prob.
This weekend, she did 2 shifts orientation on her floor (NOCs) and they have her scheduled by herself starting next weekend. She is totally freaked out coz she's never done peds and is completely uncomfortable with it.
I told her I wouldn't take that unit and if she thinks she maybe can manage, she needs to ask for more orientation. Well, they said that normal orientation is 2 shifts and they don't feel she needs special orientation on the peds coz they consider them just like the regular LTC residents.
What do you think? What would you do??