I have worked for a certain LTC facility for 6 years, and we have an east side and a west side. There has always ( in my 6 years there) been a nurse for each side, one side has 40 residents, one side has 52 residents, 15 are skilled beds. I work 10-6 shift,
well now because they are short a nurse on the 10-6 shift, and haven't filled it yet, they are talking about having only one nurse ( which are LPN's) to cover both sides "once in awhile", with a med aide.
I am really upset because with one side you are running all night, I can't imagine running 2 sides!!. I am thinking all the worse thoughts of coarse, like 2 codes at once, 3 falls at once, ect.. and Me...... the only licensed person there!! Do I have any rights here?? what are other's working with , as far as number of residents verses staffing of licensed persons? I would appreciate any feed back on this... Thanks,