Hello all, New grad in LTC... each night after work I go home and try to re-arrange my schedule in an effort to complete all the things that need to be done in an 8 hour period. I feel like it's just not working, no matter how hard I try.
My facility does not like to pay overtime, so I feel pressured to leave on time, whether or not I document everything I completed on my shift. When I get to work each day, I'm literally busy every moment, and NOT taking lunch is not an option for me!! How you seasoned nurses in LTC get it all done in a mere 8 hours?
It's so sad that your facility is like that... Our hospital pays for overtime. I don't know what to say cause I've never had that experience in 5 yrs of nursing. I hope it gets better, otherwise go somewhere else where you'll love your job. I couldn't work in those conditions.
Have you asked your preceptors or manager about what THEY suggest you should do? How many patients do you have under you? Are you in the Midwest or East Coast? I know that unions and laws are SO different than here in the West Coast.
Hope you find your answer. I'd like to see what others post.
Last edit by jasorts on Aug 13, '12