Looking for guidance from any DON's experienced in opening a new facility. Help me prioritize please!
I'm 4 days in. When I got there Monday there were 20 residents. This is a 100 bed facility that has been open about 2 months. (This is a beautiful place and the newest hot spot in my county. Everyone now wants to move in yesterday). I was absolutely thrilled to be offered this opportunity and hoping I don't regret leaving my nice cushy DON job where everything ran like clock work.
From what I can tell corporate has turned on the heat and they expect us to step it up on accepting admits. Also, it would appear that the facility has fallen behind on the hiring process and is not prepared to keep up with the pressure of 2-3 admits/day everyday! The team of staff I have have all come from different places, all have their own ideas (some with pretty bad ideas too) and everyone seems to think I'm going to make it all work...like yesterday. Heck I haven't even been trained on the computer system yet!
It has been an exhausting 4 days and I just want some input from someone who has been there, done that! I CAN do this and i WANT to do this but after 4 days I would like it if someone could tell me where to start and what is priority when everything seems to be priority. (maybe I'm just tired and whining