Help!!! I don't understand!!!!

  1. I have been a LPN for about 2 1/2 years now. I have been working in LTC. The first place I worked I left due to poor Resident care. I have been working for my current employer PT for 7 months now. I work 7 out of 14 days in pay period. From day 1 I told my DON that my preferrable shift was 10-6, but I accepted PT 2-10 because I needed so badly out of the other LTC facility. The DON told me that when FT was available she would give me 1 more day so that I could have benefits. Since then they have hired another 2-10 nurse and gave this one FT, even though they knew I needed one more 8hrs for FT. Which really irritated me. This new nurse that they hired has been trouble from day 1, she is a compulsive liar and butt kiss. She has been caught in soooooo many lies it is unreal. She had been a doctors office nurse for many years and when she works she plays CNA more then nurse. I was given a paper from the DON stating that when this new nurse is on she is in charge. But the deal with that is she does not do the nursing responsibilities and passes them off to me. But proceeds to tell the DON that all I do is sit in the office not doing nothing. When this nurse is on the floor by herself, if a cath change is due to be done she will not do it and will save it for the next shift which is normally me. WHY? Because she does not know how to do then. Everytime she tries they normally fall out. I could keep going on and on about her. Anyway, there is now a FT position on 10-6. I am the next one in line for seniority and i told them in person and in writing that I would like those hours. But..... they the facility called in a nurse that they know lives in this small rural town for the position?????? When I asked the administator why??? she said because she had heard I was applying at other places, which is not true at ALL!!!! Oh and the best part, this nurse they called in. She recently had her kids taken away from her because her hubby was doing meth around them. OMG But they would rather hire her over me. I know they are in the process of doing a criminal background on her, 6 days waiting for it to come back. LOL Oh another thing, a friend of mine works in the kitchen and her mother is the dietary manager. She said her mom told her that she over heard the DON and ADM talking about weeding me out. This place is a joke. It just infurates me. Can't sleep, annoyed and just is not worth it anymore. But what really bothers me is I KNOW I AM A GOOD NURSE. What would you guys do? Because I am not about to kiss anyones butt for that job, I am good enough to cover their 10-6 hours now but not good enough to hire for the postition. HELP NEED ADVICE!!!!!!!
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  3. by   rninme
    Head directly to the nearest exit...and do not look back! That is a toxic environment....get out, things will not change.
  4. by   LPNIowa
    Can they turn my license into the state if I Quit without notice? I cannot handle the stress or the frustration anymore.
  5. by   gonzo1
    Go by the book, give them the proper two weeks notice in writing as is common practice. When they recieve it they may just walk you out the door then, but you will be covered because you resigned using the accepted manner. If you do this you will not have to worry about losing your license. I don't think you can lose a license for quitting anyway, but to be on the safe side do it the right way.
    Good luck and God bless. You will soon find a better job where you don't have to put up with this junk.
  6. by   pyrolady
    RUN, DO NOT WALK to the nearest exit and get out. Make sure to give proper notice as you ARE a professional. However, no, you will not lose your license for not giving notice IF you finish the shift and give notice. Walk out in the middle of a shift and it's patient abandonment and YES reportable to the state. Not giving notice is rude, but not grounds to report and done every day in hospitals and LTC.

    Now, if you are interested in finding a decent LTC perhaps you might want to go to website and follow the prompts. It will give you background information on nursing homes in every state including the tags they have had on last survey and the nurse to resident ratio. Will it tell you about the personalities? NO. When you applly for a position, make sure to interview with the DON and you interview them as well as visa versa. Ask the questions you have and get any promises in writing about moving to different shifts. Being a nurse in a LTC without the DON backup r/t write ups and discipline, rules, and moral booster is the same as being a teacher in a high school if you have no back up from the principal - the indians run wild and the residents and good staff pay. I feel it is my DUTY to get rid of the bad apples and let the good ones shine. That way, hopefully, the staff I attract for re-hires will be good as well. If not, I've got 90 days to weed them out and move on to ones who will be. Good staff is imperative to running a good home -impossible without teamwork and backup though. Good Luck to you !:wink2: :wink2: :wink2: