Quote from nursemaa
I honestly think that most of us don't mind helping out when it's busy, or for last-minute emergencies (I had a nurse once who was in a car accident on the way to work), but to be expected to be the charge nurse, staff nurse, and still do the administrative stuff is a bit much. Remember that we have a job that is different than yours, but still with many responsibilities that we are expected to fulfill. So thanks to all of you who feel our pain!
:yeahthat: Something that is often forgotten, yet so true. I am currentyl on both sides of the staff/mgmt coin. I haven't yet been told "well, why don't you put on a pair of scrubs
and help us out?". I've heard it about others, though. So when I put on my scrubs, who will do my
As for the filling in on low staffed shifts, my NM (where I am staff) does occasionally do it. If she fills in Sat night, and then God forbid, takes off another weekday everybody says "Oh, she's off again?". :angryfire ANd it really stinks when you are salary. God forbid she actually leaves at 4pm one day, they say the same. But it's okay for her to stay until 12am (to prepare for JCAHO). Then they all say "when is she leaving"? (She's obviously cramping their style).
It's a dirty job.