I don't understand this SNF world... I'm usually forced to clock out on time unless i got a fall or an admission that day. I usually cant finish 2 medpasses & treatments in an 8-hr time frame. I would have to stay 4-5 hrs back everyday to do paperwork: Medicare charting, skin assessments, care plans etc. Or finish the treatments I didn't get to do. This is so illegal, yet nobody at my workplace is saying a thing since they're all immigrant nurses and need their job! I'm an American citizen! I know my rights and this is so unfair!!!! I don't know what to do. I feel like I'm the only one speaking up to management and all I've gotten back are: 'other facilities r like this & actually worse.', 'ur learning... Sooner or later you'll get out on time.'
This totally violates the labor law! Sometimes I have to work through my lunch to get things done! That's 8 hrs running around w no water or food!! The other day i clocked out already and still had to do PICC line dressing change. Not to mention one port was clogged up bc no other nurses flush the port except me! What is this? 3rd world nursing? Is this even America !? This is injustice! I wanna Boycott this place but id be the only one! So is this reality of LTCs/SNFs??? Is there a union for this type of nursing????