SJE RN 2,139 Views
Joined Jul 21, '10.
Posts: 21 (33% Liked)
I'm a new grad and just started working at LTC in November. I've applied to numerous hospitals and was not able to land a job. I have my BSN and I was wrong to think that would help me land a hospital job. I'm miserable. I hate going into work. They hire all the new employees on call/per diem. I get floated to different floors all the time. I don't benefits, I work holidays with no time and half. I have 41 patients and I have to administer medication within a 2 hour time frame and if I don't I get written up. None of the patients are ever in their rooms so I have to go looking for them. I can't seem to get the hang of it. I hate my job. I had orientation for 2 days. I was told I can only receive 2 days of orientation because they were short staffed and needed me to get on board. I want to quit so badly but I have student loans and bills to pay. I just needed to vent...don't get me wrong I am truly grateful for a job in this horrible economy.
Makes me feel a little better that I'm not the only one feeling this way. I used to go into work with my mom back in the 80's early 90's for bring your child to work day. I remember loving what she did and told myself this is exactly what I wanted. Healthcare has changed so much. My patient expired the other night (I work 12-13 hour night shifts) administration was on top of me to get the pt to the morgue so they can book the bed. The son of the pt was hysterical at the bedside. What was I to tell him? Get the hell out we need this room? Where is the compassion? I swear I told all my family...I want to die and home. Don't ever keep me in the hospital.
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