Quote from nikkinels
Ive been an LPN for 1.5 years and believe me when I say I was on cloud 9 after I graduated school. So fast forward to 2013 and what Ive noticed is that there isn't any "care" in this industry. I am tired of making enemies because I choose to do whats right. I am tired of feeling like an outcast at work when I report things that arent supposed to be. Sunday I damn near got assaulted by a CNA because I intervened when she felt the need to take a patients tray and hand it to another patient. I kid you not this is the 7th job that Ive had since Ive been a nurse!!! I dont know what to do! I am tired of feeling like doing the right thing is the "wrong" thing to do. I am tired of CNAs over stepping boundaries, I am tried off management turning blind eyes. I am JUST TIRED. I honestly dont know how much more of this I can take before I say screw it and find another field!!!Can someone please tell me where I can find employment where the staff actually cares? Pleasee
At wits end...
I am lucky enough to work in a non-profit LTC with a good reputation in my community.I left other facilities (and lost money) because I felt the residents were not receiving the care they deserved and I could not,in good conscious, continue to be a part of those organizations.Keep looking-good LTC's are out there.
I will point out that you are the common denominator-you state you have had 7 jobs in 1.5 years-maybe your behavior is contributing to your problems? For instance,when you corrected the CNA who "felt the need" to deliver the wrong tray to a resident did you do it in a mature,respectful and professional manner? I'm sure she "didn't feel the need" to make that mistake nor did she do it just to **** you off.It was a mistake and you can point it out in the right way or the wrong way.If you are constantly having problems with the cna's and your peers it may be due to the way you are coming across.
You are only responsible for your actions,stop worrying about what everyone else is doing and reporting every thing you see and think is wrong.Admin will start to block out your complaints and when you have a valid one they won't listen.Unless a co-worker is endangering someone's life you should worry about your own job performance and no-one elses.You have not been doing it long enough to critique everyone around you.-
No disrespect meant to you-I've been a nurse for a very long time and my tone of voice (especially in times of stress) is something I constantly have to watch.We are all "works in progress" Just try to start every shift with a "do good work" attitude,be non-judgemental, be kind and courteous to peers,residents and visitors and you'll see that you get back that same positive energy you put out.