So long story brief (:
I got my license in Jan this year. My back ground is cna 5 yrs, MA 20 years in ambulatory care in hospital owened facilities.
This year has been horrific to say the least!!
I have quickly learned 2 things.
1 that LTC is the most regulated facet of health care and it is staffed by the most un-professional people!!
I loved taken care of geriatric pts when I was a cna, but in all the years away from LTC I had forgotten how awful it can be!!!!
So I just started a new job that I was sure I was going to love. I have been working in a locked alzheimers unit. I have worked like crazy to learn my job, never taken a lunch break. I thought it was going really good. I have been there 2 weeks, had 2 days orientation.
So at end of shift today the adminstrator came and had a "meeting" in the hall with several people. He informed me (in front of all these people!!) that he was posting my job, and that he was looking for someone with experience to work my unit!!
I was totally shocked and brokenhearted at the whole idea of being fired! And shocked at the un-professional way he did it!!!!!!!!!
He did say I was welcome to apply, but he wanted someone with experience to have my job.
It was all I could do to get out of there before the tears came.