Hello! I work for a small rural home health company. I have been on call every other week for 3 months due to shortage of nurses at our agency. Our call lasts from Friday at 4:30 untill 8:00 the following Friday. In other words, I have been on call for two weeks a month for 3 months. We've had 3 nurses quit within a span of 3 months and only 1 new RN has been hired and we are "taking our time" with her as to not "overwhelm" her. She has been there for over a month and still has not been taught how to fill out Oasis paperwork because the supervisor feels that she's not ready! (I was admitting patients 2 weeks after I started) I am currently managing around 27-28 patients and drive about 100-125 miles a day. Is this ridiculous or do I just need to suck it up. The other nurses are tired of this also. Oh and we are continuing to admit patients on a daily basis. HELP!
May 4, '07
...be assertive - tell 'em NO!! if you keep doing all that needs to be done, they'll never get the message. unless you're the supervisor, it's NOT YOUR PROBLEM!
Last edit by BNThere on May 4, '07
Sep 22, '07
Mighty cheeky of the new nurse to sit doing crossword puzzles first thing in the morning at a new place of employment. I sure wouldn't try to pull that one. I can't really believe that she thought those charts with sticky notes were sitting on a desk for environmental enhancement purposes. If she had any initiative she would have been hounding everybody to be shown how to do things. It is impossible for her not to have been told by now that she is going to have something to do with the OASIS. Why isn't she showing any interest? She seems to be looking for an easy ride. Hope that you have managed to convey to her that there are other things that she could get paid for other than completing puzzles.
Last edit by caliotter3 on Sep 22, '07