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Getting a handle on things

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nur14 nur14 (New) New

Has 6 years experience.

Hello,

In my last post I was talking about job stress and I feel it is going better. I have been working at this methadone clinic for almost 5 years. Last Friday a nurse called in sick and myself and one other nurse administered methadone to 790 patients. There are supposed to be 5 nurses doing this job and we are grossly understaffed. This included putting in orders, answering the phone, and dosing. At the staff meeting I was commended along with my coworker. The director of the program gave me a little thing to put on my keychain that is in the shape of a star, that says "you make the difference". It is just little keychain but I felt recognized for my hard work. Nursing does not get credit at this methadone clinic, the counselors get all the recognition. Without nursing the clinic could not exist. My nurse manager is an ego maniac and takes all the credit for nursing, but we are in the trenches not her. The nurse manager is hiring new people but it takes at least 6 months to know the job. I love the clientele I'm working with but do not always like my bosses or coworkers.

Hello,

I love the clientele I'm working with but do not always like my bosses or coworkers.

I know EXACTLY what you mean. It can make a big difference! I hope the new staff is well-trained and things are running more smoothly for you!