I'm currently working at a hospital on a Oncology/Med Surg floor. Our patient ratios get pretty high on evenings. Most of the time ranges from 7-9. And with Oncology patients that can get rough. I've been at this hospital for a year now and am burnt out. I was thinking of going registry, cause I have hired somewhere else registry five minutes from my home. It's a smaller hospital and the patient ratios don't go above five. The nurse manager is really hands on and they have a lot of incentives when they need nurses to do overtime. It's just the adjusting to a new place )they have paper charting and I'm so used to computers!) and they don't use Pyxis either, they still do the manual narc counts. And the people are not as friendly--they are nice, but not like my place now. So I'm at a loss as to what to do. If I go registry, I'm afraid I won't get the hours I need to pay my bills and we are saving for a house so I don't want to just be worrying about if I'm going to get my hours.
Do any of you work registry? Does it work out?
I talked to my nurse manager yest and called her this am. Yesterday the charge nurse slammed me with admit after admit. I had three discharges, and I know I had the least amount of patients but I thought it was totally unfair. I only have problems with this one charge nurse. It's like I'm totally overwhelmed when she is on. How do you deal with this?