Originally posted by JonRN
FTell001........I wish you all the best. When I left the SICU in '91 to do W/C case mgmt it was like finding money in the street compared to working in that hell-hole. You will love it!!! Of course it has it's drawbacks, all jobs do, but none can compare to bedside nursing in my opinion for wear and tear on the old bod etc. Just be aware that all the dirtbags ain't on vacuum cleaners.
ya know Pappy...I really hated to leave the bedside..but when there was NO time for interaction with the patients......when I ran in the room...did what I had to do..then ran out ..and at the end of the shift couldn't remember a face I had seen in those rooms...
...well...I knew it was time to move on!
This new job is a company started by RN's! I've seen the owner discuss nurse placement with a facility....and heard her ask them.."what is your nurse/pt ratio staffing?"
and..then say.."we have quality employees here and I don't send them to JUST any facility!"..
She says "I'm not having MY staff abused!"...
I really like her and am amazed at her kindness...after all those years in a hospital..and the "take it or leave it" attitude of the administration!
Everyone I have talked to about her have nothing but KIND words to say about her and everyone around here knows her.....or has heard of her and we do NOT live in a small town!
I'm sooooooooo lucky to have stumbled into this and I"m counting my blessings!