working graveyard shifts in LTC - page 2
Anyone do this? I just got my LPN license this month and there is a position open for 10 pm to 6 am in a LTC facility. I am normally pretty much a night owl anyway, usually stay up till 4 am anyway.... Read More
Apr 8, '05working the night shift- i have worked 11pm-730am for the past 17 years. i can tell you that it is anything but boring. there are usually plenty of meds to be given, treatments to be done and let's not forget the charting involved. generally staffing ratios are less at night which means that a lot of my time is spent helping out on the floor, answering call lights, emptying bed pans etc. also in general the elderly require less sleep and many of them do not sleep for long periods at night. believe me you won't get bored! bQuote from april_lpnanyone do this? i just got my lpn license this month and there is a position open for 10 pm to 6 am in a ltc facility. i am normally pretty much a night owl anyway, usually stay up till 4 am anyway. but what i would like to know is, what do you do all night? if the residents are asleep, are there meds to pass? is it so boring i will want to fall asleep??
Apr 8, '05Re: Working night shift with kids- That's the main reason why I started working night shift 17 years ago. I wanted to be able to spend more time with my children. As a result if my child was sick, I was able to be home all day, schedule Drs. visits etc. Class field trips and activities I was able to join in with my child. Summertime, school vacations and holidays I was able to to enjoy it with my family. The downside; I have learned to sleep in naps, which is probably not a healthy thing. But the night shift has allowed me to spend more quality time with my family and earn an income at the same time.Quote from April_LPNWhat about doing the night shift while you have kids? I have a 4 year old at home. Starting school next year.
Apr 8, '05Ok April. So what happened? Did you go ahead and apply for the night shift job? Please let us know what you decided to do. Thanks
Apr 21, '05Well I ended up finding a job a little bit closer to home, and it is 2:15-10:45, so I applied for that. Pretty much got interviewed on the spot so I am just waiting for them to check background and references etc.