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MDS Nurse burned out and going back to the floor - page 3

I have been a LPN for over 16 years. For 14 of those 16 years I have been a MDS Nurse and have just accepted a job in a LTC facility as a floor nurse with more pay and better benefits. I am so... Read More

  1. Visit  DavidKarl profile page
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    I'll modify my answer, because I sense that you're one of the 'other' type of DON. The enlightened type. The real type? "The MDS Coordinator is the second most thankless jobs in the typical SNF". DEAL?
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    Quote from DavidKarl
    I'll modify my answer, because I sense that you're one of the 'other' type of DON. The enlightened type. The real type? "The MDS Coordinator is the second most thankless jobs in the typical SNF". DEAL?

    Deal - but I bet most aides would beg to differ with us both. I've been in LTC for 25+ years, have done every nursing position available (aide to LPN to RN) and I have yet to find a job that was easy, non-stressful and not thankless most of the time. I'm pretty sure every one of us in LTC think we have the hardest job - because they are all hard.
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    My second clarification- I was talking licensed staff only. Obviously, CNAs are taken for granted, abused, unappreciated, paid slave wages, and many have personal strife to deal with. I have always advocated them, and usually taken their sides in arguments, nurse vs aide bickering, and have never allowed a nurse to treat any CNA badly, if I was aware of it. I tried that gig way back in the 1980's, when everyone was tied down, and it took an hour to change those cloth diapers, and all the patients were drugged and immobilized. At least now there are disposables, few restraints, patients are more mobile and helpful, and etc. But, it's still 'the most difficult job in a SNF', if not in the WORLD. I've always thought up ways to ease their job, help them be organized to prevent repeating steps, stay calm, and the like. They love it when I'm working their assignment, they think I'm from another planet because I answer lights, toilet folks, feed them, help them change folks, insist that they take their breaks, and the like.
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  4. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Deal - but I bet most aides would beg to differ with us both. I've been in LTC for 25+ years, have done every nursing position available (aide to LPN to RN) and I have yet to find a job that was easy, non-stressful and not thankless most of the time. I'm pretty sure every one of us in LTC think we have the hardest job - because they are all hard.
    And there might be some LPN floor nurses who beg to differ with all y'all.

    Seriously though, I see first hand how our MDS nurse is pulled in a dozen different directions, leaving her little time to do any of the MDS charting.

    And I do see that our DON and ADON never get to leave work at work. I'd hate that, too.
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