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Management tasks for LPN in Assisted living seem ridiculous!

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Just wondering if anyone has experienced this. I work for an assisted living facility and was just asked by management to box up an entire room of a rsd who is permanently moving to health care. She says everything must be in boxes and closed with packing tape. This seems so outside of nursing scope and kind of ridiculous.

Also, the social worker has already complained that it’s not done yet. But didn’t offer any help. Nor has management. This is not an LPN job.

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

Hmmm!

Seems like a classic case of 'not my job' versus 'other duties as assigned'.

Be careful how you proceed, for if you 'doth protest too much', you may find yourself out of a job.

Usually, a care attendant can box things up, but if there is volumes & volumes, more help may be needed. And I'd be very cautious about items of value - careful re theft or breakage.

My guess is they want the room as fast as poss for a new resident admission.

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

3 hours ago, KayStanley said:

Just wondering if anyone has experienced this. I work for an assisted living facility and was just asked by management to box up an entire room of a rsd who is permanently moving to health care. She says everything must be in boxes and closed with packing tape. This seems so outside of nursing scope and kind of ridiculous.

Who normally does that job where you work? Who else on your staff has tht responsibility?

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

3 minutes ago, llg said:

Who normally does that job where you work? Who else on your staff has tht responsibility?

Right - like who does the job when you're not there to be doing it???

Usually family or maintenance. I’ve never been asked to do it