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How does this job offer sound to you?

  1. 0 I just completed LNA training and got my first job offer. I would be part of a team of 4 LNAs and 2 nurses, caring for 35 total care and hospice patients on a 3-11 shift. Does that sound like a lot? It sounds like a very big responsibility to me, but what do I know? Trying to decide whether to take it. Is this a typical pt load?
  2. Visit  Spring_Peeper profile page

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    From 'NH'; 52 Years Old; Joined Apr '06; Posts: 42; Likes: 46.

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  3. Visit  Brita01 profile page
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    Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but what is a LNA?
  4. Visit  purplemania profile page
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    Don't know what LNA is either, but 6 people caring for 35 really sick patients sounds like a bomb waiting to explode.
  5. Visit  Spring_Peeper profile page
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    LNA = Licensed Nursing Assistant. It's the same as a certified nursing assistant.
  6. Visit  cnolan profile page
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    Last night at work we had 2 RNs and 2 LPNs for 28 patients. It's not bad at night, but I can't imagine having such a poor ratio on 3-11.
  7. Visit  yma76 profile page
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    Quote from Spring_Peeper
    I just completed LNA training and got my first job offer. I would be part of a team of 4 LNAs and 2 nurses, caring for 35 total care and hospice patients on a 3-11 shift. Does that sound like a lot? It sounds like a very big responsibility to me, but what do I know? Trying to decide whether to take it. Is this a typical pt load?
    sounds like a dream job to me, last n.h. i worked at i was the only lpn with two aides for 45 of these type of patients. not only was i responsible for passing the meds, doing the txs supervising the aids but ordering the meds and logging them in then in my spare time i had to clean the med room
  8. Visit  PBAJS profile page
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    The unit I work on has one nurse and 4 aides for 40 beds on 3-11. Many are total care, some are limited to extensive assist. Sometimes we have more pts per aide, especially when someone is out due to sickness or vacation.

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  9. Visit  PeachPie profile page
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    I worked a unit of 55 residents, mostly fully dependent, with 1 RN, 1 menication aide, and idealistically 5 CNAs but usually 3. It was horrible. Your load sounds slightly better, although nursing homes would only have 2 CNAs for any load if they could get away with it.
  10. Visit  Brita01 profile page
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    Quote from yma76
    sounds like a dream job to me, last n.h. i worked at i was the only lpn with two aides for 45 of these type of patients. not only was i responsible for passing the meds, doing the txs supervising the aids but ordering the meds and logging them in then in my spare time i had to clean the med room

    Your spare time?
  11. Visit  Hellllllo Nurse profile page
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    The staffing ratio sounds great to me. When I worked nocs taking care of 65 total care and hospice pts (trachs, tube feeds, incont, all of that) I was the only nurse working w/ 4 CNAs we busted out butts on that unit.
  12. Visit  CapeCodMermaid profile page
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    Sounds pretty good...our long term unit of 40 residents has 1 nurse and 4 CNAs on 3-11.....and the answer to the bed pan question the previous poster asked......it matters not until you spill it!
  13. Visit  Faby profile page
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    Hi everybody: After reading all these different ratios, what a relief!!! I'd been so concerned about my job's ratio (1 LPN, 1RN, 7 CNA/65 LTC residents) I'm new in this country and although I have a huge experience in different kinds of settings in my country, most of the days I can barely finish my job 1 hour behind (charting included) Now I realize it's me, no other reasons. Hopefully I'd some day get all done on time.
  14. Visit  Spritenurse1210 profile page
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    that's about 9 patients per LNA. Not too bad. It would be better if everyone worked as a team (i'm a dreamer by heart!). I'd say scope it out first and then if a better offer didnt come alont i'd take it. how's the pay? the benefits? scheduling?


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