New job!!! - page 2

by dlynn34LPN 2,207 Views | 20 Comments

Just got a new job at a LTC. Any suggestions on how the workload can be?... Read More


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    its hard finding a decent job as an LVN. it suxx!!! i felt like i made a mistake becoming one.
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    Nurses who work in LTC should be honored as heroes. If most nurses did that work then there would be a real shortage, let me tell you!
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    Just expect to be VERY BUSY for the first 30-60 days; you gotta find your own routine to work your hall. You will feel overwhelmed, overworked, frustrated, and exhausted. The phone and the people who answer it only to page you relentlessly to "pick up/call holding on line 1" are evil! The receptionist will page you so many times its foolish, when she could just take a message and give it to you directly or leave it at the nurses station for you to follow up on; more often than not, its a family member wanting to know "how's mom/dad doing today?" You will be aggravated to no end, trust me. You most likely won't have time to answer those calls because you will be trying to get through your med pass in a timely manner; not to mention, taking off orders, transcribing them to the mar, calling the family for notification of said order, and charting all of it x's 5! And that doesn't include charting on those patients who are the 24 hour report for other reasons. So, needless to say, IT WILL BE HECTIC AT FIRST but, once you get your groove, you will work it with ease honey! First shift also has a tendency to cause BURNOUT, so watch out for that; sometimes getting off at 2:30 or 3:30 isn't worth the headache and stress you feel working 5 days a week doing it; but I've worked at a medium security penitentiary doing pill call for gen pop and mental health segregation, so I feel where you're coming from. Let us know how it goes and best of luck to you!
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    I will let yall know...I'm excited and hopefully get into more skills
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    Congrats, and hang in there!!! greatest valuable experience IMHO
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    Thanks
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    Don't be discouraged! It seems like a lot at first going from jail to ltc...but its not that bad. I have only been a LPN for 4yrs. I've done contracts for prisons in 3 states and have done a great deal of LTC. Key thing to remember is if you get frustrated...take 5 min of time to yourself and regroup! In one month you will be running your area like a vet! I have faith in you! Gossip is everywhere..healthcare is the worst in gossip, and you will find a lot of things where you work that make you go hmmm I'm sure, there is a huge difference in what you learn in school and the real world but you will love it! I do! (I assumed your a new nurse...if you aren't I apologize) one more thouht treat your aides great because they can make you or break you! Good luck!!
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    @Brown eyed girl....is this Thom?
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    Started orientation and yes it's alot of work and things to remember but looks like nothing can't handle ,,got two more weeks of orientation so we will see!! Keep yall posted
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    Quote from dlynn34LPN
    Started orientation and yes it's alot of work and things to remember but looks like nothing can't handle ,,got two more weeks of orientation so we will see!! Keep yall posted
    Sounds great!!!


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