I'm going to try to keep this brief.. Not sure how thats going to work out..Well here we go:
I started working at a new job last month (LTC facility, 30 pts). I had orientation for 9 days. Then I was on my own. I had/have difficulty finishing my work on time. My shift is from 2-10PM. Things got a bit better now that I am starting to get accustomed to my patients. But I still dont finish until 45-50 min later then my shift ends. I was told we would be kept in the floor/section we were oriented on for the first 4 months.. and would not be put to float anywhere.. So we would get accustomed to the work, etc
Anyways, that isn't happening. Last week I walked into work and saw they put me on a different side and wing. It was horrible. I didn't leave work until 12MN that night. 2 whole hrs after the end of my shift. & no i never take breaks, not even to use the bathroom -_-
I expressed my concerns to one supervisor after this incident and she told me that she understands and was sorry that it happened. She told me from now on to just call before coming to work and to make sure I was put in the appropriate area.
Anyways, I was also told that I needed to speak to the "main/charge" supervisor. After discussing my concerns with her.. she basically told me that its not going to be like that.. and I will have to expect being floated. I have work tomorrow and sunday 2-10. I am so scared of going back. I dont want to go into work to see Im working on a unfamiliar area. I had such a hard time that time i worked.. I literally had to prevent myself from crying several times. I feel so overwhelmed.. just thinking about going to work tomorrow is bringing tears in my eyes.
I dont know what to do. Does anyone have any advice? What should I do?!! What am I doing wrong? I feel so overwhelmed/ stressed? Am i the only one?
Also those of you who are used to floating on different floors and such can you PLEASE give me some advice on how i can get through the shift and finish in a timely manner.. Any tips/tricks? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Im sorry its long.