Quote from nette1022
Has anyone else ever faced this kind of situation, where the person who was supposed to orient you failed to do so? I guess I would feel better knowing I am not unique in this type of situation. lol.
Yeah. Twice, once as the nursing supervisor with a home health agency and then again as the nursing supervisor of medical services/methadone clinic with a community mental health institution.
The previous nursing supervisor of the home health agency, with whom I was replacing, was begrudgingly leaving. However, the administrator and director of nursing guided me in my duties and responsibilities.
The previous nursing supervisor of the community health clinic just left one day and just never came back. That was a tough one, as I had to reorganize two medication programs, the medical services programs, work in both the medical services program and/or the methadone clinic when the LPNs weren't available, carry a caseload of well over 100 clients, and perform numerous other administrative duties. It was a salaried position, and supposedly, a 35 an hour a week job. I never worked less than 50 hours a week and usually about 60.
In the year I was employed with that mental health clinic, I worked with two agency docs before the clinic could hire a permanent one for the position of medical director. That doc was instrumental in my termination. He left shortly after my termination.
I don't know if this information helps, nette, but it may show that your situation is not totally unique.
The best to you.