Just be glad you're not still an LPN working in a hospital doing team nursing. What you described is my day exactly. I HATE it. But I am stuck for now, because I am in school, going to an LPN-BSN bridge. Mgmt makes this big stink about how we ARE nurses, we are NOT med aides, blah, blah, blah, but yet I dont' qualify to talk to doctors, families, patients, ANYONE about anything that is going on. It's open the door, throw their meds at them, and move on to the next 12 patients. Then start it all over again for 1100 FSBS. I, too, am new, coming up on a year. When I first started at this hospital, they used the primary nursing model, where you (LPN or RN) assess, nursing diagnose, treat, medicate, EVERYTHING. Now I am a med aide, no more than that. I am angry that they took my patients away from me. I am angry that I'm not "good enough" and that "it doesn't concern me" to keep updated about my patients.
Sorry, on soapbox.... a sensitive issue, as you can tell. I don't know if it's the economy or what, but mgmt insists that team nursing will NOT go away, and if we don't like it, there's the door.
My advice to you...I know it's a bad economy, etc., but investigate what your duties at the new job will be, make sure you know what will be expected of you, if you decide to explore your options...or is talking to the manager an option, and telling her just what you told us?