Resigned Nurse Manager position today... - page 2
and boy do I feel 100% relieved! I have been toying with the idea for a few months now. I have been a Clinical Nurse Manager for 9 months now at a LTC and boy does it suck! I am responsible for... Read More
Apr 26, '07Quote from MrsStratyI am in the same situation. I feel your pain and frustrationand boy do I feel 100% relieved! I have been toying with the idea for a few months now. I have been a Clinical Nurse Manager for 9 months now at a LTC and boy does it suck! I am responsible for everything the nurses DONT DO! I have been a nurse for 2 years now and I am going to be doing agency work for acute care for now. I work already with an agency every other w/e to keep up with the acute care skills. The hours I work at this LTC are endless, 12, 14, 16 hour days and only get paid for 75 hours q2 weeks. You never see the ADON or the DON out of their office, all they do is DELEGATE EVERYTHING to the clinicals! I&A's never get put to rest, I give them to the ADON and she just hands them back with sticky notes on who to track down for statements, instead of her doing it, like at my old facility. EVERY single investigation the clinicals have to do and bring back a report so the ADON can type it. Every res. who is on report in the AM, the clinicals have to bring chart to AM report. The clinicals have to interview new hires, the clinicals have to make sure all MARS and TARS are signed, and the list is ENDLESS! I don't dare delegate to my nurses because they are so taxed already! I am in endless meetings and the only time I can doare on my time in the evening. I just want 3 12 hour shifts, go home and not have to be responsible for a unit 24/7.
Sorry for rant, but I am relieved! We have 35 nursing vacancies at my facility, and everyone is sick to death about being mandated and everyone wants to quit!
Sorry but LTC sucks for these residents and it isnt fair!