I feel stupid admitting this. But, I recently was hired at an LTC in a new capacity for me. I'll be working in supervision and I'm scared. I've always been a bedside nurse or charge with patient care. I do want the job, but I'm a little depressed to not be working in a hospital acute care. I'm also aware that getting a job, any job in this economy isn't the easiest even with experience.
What worries me most is that I'll be ummmm wellll....like the supervisors of my past "hi, how's it going?"
Staff nurse tells the truth..."we're dying out here!"
Supervisor: "oh well, sorry, I don't have anyone to send you, just keep on making the best of it, see you later!"
I don't think I'll like myself very well if I can't come up with a way to really be of help, but since I'm not in the job yet, I don't know how I'll be able to do that.
If anyone has had a supervisor in LTC that did some good things, could you please pass them on, also just for fun, how about the stuff I really better not ever do, if I hope survive this experience.
How do you handle the transition from patient care to supervision? How do you know if you are being played or being too easy, or too tough? Thoughts n comments please!