Ok so I am pretty excited! I got a CNA position in Tele/Med-Surg dept at a very small suburban hospital. I have no CNA experience, so I am a little worried. My friend got me in and she says the staff are wonderful and that everyone works hard and is part of the team. I don't start for another few weeks (HR and paperwork ugh). So if anyone would like to enlighten me on what to expect that would be awesome! or if anyone had advice, tips, tricks or anything will be welcome.
oh and I am part time on nights, 6pm-6am shift, I think, if that helps.
BTW sorry in advanced if I posted on the wrong forum!
Jan 9, '12
Ombyouraninja, that sounds...horrific! Our tele floor is awesome! Great teamwork and enough staff to deal with anything they need.
Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14
Jan 19, '12
Quote from KatieP86
Ombyouraninja, that sounds...horrific!
It can be sometimes. My hospital has two med/surg floors. Mine is basically the geriatric med/surg/tele/observation. The other floor is nice. Brand new part of the hosptial (my part is still in the old...which puts us at a HUGE disadvantage) We get all the pt's that want to swing at you, spit at you, throw food at you, climb out of bed and fall and sue...I actually flipped out on one of my pt's because she was a needly little worrysome woman. I told her I couldn't stay in her room and hold her hand just because she felt the urge to fart. And literally that's what she wanted. She wanted someone in her room all the time for whatever stupid reason. Ultimately I got sent to my director's office...and took a trip to my doctor. I'm 20 years old, and NEVER had any problems with stress or depression. I get this job, 6 months later, I'm on Xanax PRN TID and Lexapro once a day. My floor will literally drive you to drink...
On the other hand, the new med/surg floor is the nice floor that is also considered peds. However the director sends you to her office if you breathe wrong.
I'm on my second day of lexapro and today **** hit the fan at work...I didn't have a care in the world. I just sat there with a smile on my face as I had 8 discharges and 10 admission in a matter of 30 minutes...not to mention I had one of the laziest nurses in my hospital's flex. I had to do all the CNA II level assessments (IV, trach, tube feeding, urinary catheters, and oxygen assessments) I am leagally able to do because she was "so far behind."
Last edit by ombyoureaninja on Jan 19, '12