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!!!!!!!