I should be running for the hills

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    So my first nursing job as a LVN.. On nights was crazy.. Started with only one Aide.. Then about two hours before my shift ends residents falls.. Haha but that's not the funny part.. Ha the faculty thinks that I'm going to take on about 50 to 60 resident at night by my self with no med aide or anything ha.. I knew the pay was a ploy!! But I will kindly be explaining that I need a nurse or an med aide this is for at least two people

    I love long term care but I don't like having my license on the line.. This soon or really EVER just thought I would share.. The crazy things is I'm going back because I do see potential and I think if I step up and say no then they will listen I have the upper hand I believe..

    jasilady

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    Wouldn't you have already known what the ratio was before you decided to take the job? If you did know, I don't know how much upper hand you have. They could come back and say no we are not going to bow to your demands because you knew when you took the job you would be taking care of 50 to 60 residence. They could tell you that you can leave and we will find someone else to take the job. I never believe that a nurse or CNA has an upper hand on management.
    Though I do agree with you that it is nuts to even think you could take care of 60 residence by yourself, and I would never want to see anyone even try to do it. But management is going to do what they want to do. The only way management will be forced to change their ratio is if they do not get anyone willing to work it.
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    Quote from mvm2
    Wouldn't you have already known what the ratio was before you decided to take the job? If you did know, I don't know how much upper hand you have. They could come back and say no we are not going to bow to your demands because you knew when you took the job you would be taking care of 50 to 60 residence. They could tell you that you can leave and we will find someone else to take the job. I never believe that a nurse or CNA has an upper hand on management.
    Though I do agree with you that it is nuts to even think you could take care of 60 residence by yourself, and I would never want to see anyone even try to do it. But management is going to do what they want to do. The only way management will be forced to change their ratio is if they do not get anyone willing to work it.
    Oh I do believe so because I am only PRN and the last person they hired never came back after the first night.. If I'm not comfortable with some thing I'm not going to do it.. I was lead to believe there was an aide and they informed me that I can orient as long as I need in that unit.. At the end of the day my licenses is on the line and I rather protect it now then be in court trying to defend myself..

    I'm not trying to come off rude to management.. I do believe it is all how you word and say things to someone that can make your point come across and get things done.. i know how long term care is and I love my residents but safe is safe and at the end of the day.. I want to be safe to take care of them..

    jasilady
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    I totally agree that you need to protect yourself and your licence.
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    Get out... NOW!
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    Quote from Havin' A Party!
    Get out... NOW!
    Yea I've been going over this I don't know if I should put in a two weeks or just quit like don't go back nice only went two days..

    jasilady
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    Start looking ASAP.

    Always shoot for giving your required notice.

    All the best!


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