considering leaving nursing now - page 5

I started a new job last week in a hospice. My job description grows by the minute. I am in charge of admitting all patients and continued care of them, HR, QI, Intake, all on call, all weekend,... Read More

  1. by   studentOH
    (((((renerian))))) good job..I know too many nurses her in c-town that like their jobs for you to be putting up with that crap. Hope the next one goes better....

    ...trying to get a job at OSU...if I end up there I'll let ya know .

  2. by   salve#1
    sounds pretty bad! bail out now! I've been an rn for three short years. about 6 months ago i started cracking up. no joke, I wa son my way to a nervous breakdown because of this job. what i have done since is join an agency. I feel so much better now that i have the control instead of all those big shots dangling us like puppets on strings take control. work when you wan't where you wan't and how much of it. plus get a real salary at $40.00 an hour like we should get paid good luck.
  3. by   renerian
    Alot of people are saying go agency. Do you get called off alot?

  4. by   renerian
    I am still looking this week and plan to be very choosey........I did accept another job last week. My first day on the floor the state walked in, my preceptor the SDC walked out............was a mess........

  5. by   frankie
    renerion - this must be your first home care job. I did 10 years of home care and loved it. But I quite the home care D/T the stuff you are talking about. It is personally and professionally rewarding, but the compensation is low. These home care agencies make so little money now, it is hard to have your needs met. I would advise you to keep your chin up - hospice is rewarding work. DO NOT pay for PPE - OSHA, JCAHO, probably your state regulatory board for hospice, CDC, etc... all require you employer to provide PPE. As for continuing ed, is it required? Can you do free online stuff? Hang in there, I think it will get better.
  6. by   renerian
    Frankie I have done home health for 11 years. OUr agency was making over 100,000 per month clear........they just did not want to share.........

    I moved on.....

  7. by   Gardengal
    I'm happy for you that you moved on....those kind of jobs are never worth it. Having left a position of unrealistic expectations before myself I can understand how you must have felt......whatever you do don't doubt yourself as you look for your new good job. It's easy to make yourself believe that maybe it would have been OK and you were too hasty. DO NOT EVER let yourself believe that.

    Always remember in your job search that you are a professional RN and the market is open and you can be choosey. There is always a job out there. There is no such thing as job security anymore, but there sure is professional security for all qualified professional nurses.

    I applaud your decision to leave an untenable situation and hope that you did report their behavior. Good Luck in your new job search for a place with a good fit-there are tons of jobs out there!!
  8. by   renerian
    Thanks Garden gal...........

  9. by   TerriRene
    Get the hell out of that job!!!
    I have been in nursing 18 years and they would see the back of my shoes as I ran out of that position!!!