I never want to hear those words from you again - page 4

by SuesquatchRN 4,531 Views | 32 Comments

Heh. From the admin to me, this morning, about staffing. My magic words were, "We're always short." We have 120 beds. 38 are mine. 20 of those people are totals. Hoyers. We are supposed to have 17 aides on days, 6 on... Read More


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    I loved how when we were short-staffed, like always, and the genius admin would decide to have mandatory meetings. These awesome meetings were held mid-morning and leave 1 CNA and 1 RN on the floor for a good 45 minutes. Way to go.

    Mensa members, I tell ya.
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    When did "don't talk about it" become a business model? It confuses the heck out of me! This is a chronic problem and instead of working on it, or even listening to staff suggestions, you punish those who admit there is a problem? I see the same things at my work and I just can't grasp it.
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    I almost wonder if there is a manual of phrases that management can say whenever a staff member mentions something about staffing or another facility problem. " Well, we are perfectly staffed by state guidelines according to our census", " You all need to pitch in and help each other out, all it takes is teamwork, just teamwork", "I know you can be the charge nurse and take a patient load; no one does it like you", "Don't forget good customer service when you're giving good care", "I forgot to call someone in to do the admission, you'll need to do it in addition to passing meds; just do the important stuff", "Well, we left signs up.....the inservice about our mission statement has to be made up or it will be a write-up"..... I could go on and on about the bull**** the management at my facility come up with. They never cease to amaze me!! They don't want to hear about any problems that their perfect selves have come up with!!!!*wine
    southernbeegirl and SuesquatchRN like this.


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