I have been PRN for almost 2 years. Got a new manager 4 months ago and lost 80% of our employees. Yeah, she is a rip!
One of the only benefits of being PRN is that we don't have to do admissions. I do everything else that a fulltime nurse does, I just don't get benefits, PTO, retirement, insurance. So this is the ONE perk!!! I do work 40 plus hours a week.
PCC sends me an email saying I will now be trained to do admissions. They know I don't want to do admissons I have told them this before. Even handed in a resgnation, but the Director called and asked if I would stay at least until they got more employees hired. So I stayed, gave up my other job because Hospice is my true love, and its what I want more than anything.
Anyway, I emailed back and asked if it would be possible if I could only do admissions and no more regular patient visits. I would only do admissions in the mornings and none passed noon or 1. (so I can be home for my kids in the evenings).
She said the manager would talk to me on Monday.
I do have another job waiting if I am not pleased with the response. Admissions are hard, draining, emotionally exhausting. But if I am not seeing patients it may be okay???
Should I just be firm and tell her if I do admissions this is how its gonna be?
They are trying to get away from having more than one nurse see patients. Some of the full time nurses are frustrated when they don't get to see their patients. So this may help that situation.
Am I nuts for suggesting this?