"Please call me, there are *issues* with you..." - page 2

by NurseCard 3,459 Views | 12 Comments

So went the message that I got on my phone today, from my DON. *sigh*. I haven't called her back yet. I don't work again until Monday night. There's a MYRIAD of reasons why she could be calling me. I have a 54 bed... Read More


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    At my LTC facility, the house supervisor took care of the MARs and other paperwork at end of month, as well as any other "paperwork". She knew the floor nurses had more important things to deal with.
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    I also work in long-term care but evening shift. The first facility I worked at had staffing like this. I don't know if they even had to do THAT much on midnights but either way extra extra stuff like stocking, cleaning, filing paper work geesh! I agree with another person that is IF you have time. Even then I see people cut corners in LTC all the time. No one wants to hear a message like that. I would say even if you do not have your issues resolved with this facility you should find another job, someplace with better staffing even if not psych.
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    Well, I finally talked to her, apparently I forgot to chart follow up charting on a woman who had just returned from the hospital that day. Funny thing is, after really thinking about it, I DID chart on her, I'm about 99.9 percent sure I did. However, I'm letting it go and just taking it as a lesson that they are watching my charting like hawks, as well as I guess they should be. State could pop into this place any old time.

    Anyway, if I argue the point and show them where I charted, they'll just say that "well, you didn't chart everything that you should have".


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    So went the message that I got on my phone today, from my DON.

    *sigh*. I haven't called her back yet. I don't work again until Monday night.
    There's a MYRIAD of reasons why she could be calling me.

    I have a 54 bed unit all to myself every night, with only two aides.
    I have to pass meds, do finger sticks, treatments, charting, census,
    stock carts, clean carts, bowel list, I+O's, trach care on one resident,
    obtain UA's, SUPPOSED to do filing but I still don't know where the
    "to be filed" stuff is kept... breathing treatments, check crash cart,
    paperwork for ppl going out the next morning.. take off any orders
    not taken off... the list just seems to go on and on...

    I don't see how I can **EVER** be successful at this job and
    I'm ready to just quit. I am looking again, for something else.
    LTC just isn't my bag; psych is. *sigh* There are some psych
    jobs available, but at state facilities... it takes FOREVER to get
    hired.

    *double sigh*


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