Not allowed to SIT during 12 hour shift and MORE - page 4

I have had it. On the premise that we must get our scores up, we are now given assigned charting times, one time per shift , must chart in a break room (this never works because our assigned... Read More

  1. by   NurseyNurseKRN
    Quote from katieusa
    Just to let everyone know, I am 2 months into my new job, learning new things, and SITTING DOWN TO CHART. I am glad I made the change. From what I hear, things are pretty much the same at my old place of employment. And I am not sorry I left. I took a pay cut to leave, and I am not sorry about that either. Some things are more important than money. I did have a dream a few nights ago that my old manager offered me tons of money to come back, and I just smiled and said "No thanks". Feels good to know I made the best decision for me.
    AMEN SISTER!!!!!!! Currently in the same situation. LUCKILY I am putting in my 2 weeks very soon for a new position. My hospital was the same way, great place until they got whacko over HCAHPS....
  2. by   tokmom
    We have them as well, but the scores aren't taken to that extreme! That is just nuts.
  3. by   LynnLRN
    That just seems ridiculous. Aren't we supposed to chart in the moment?
  4. by   karmyk
    Last edit by karmyk on Jul 27, '11
  5. by   needshaldol
    Sorry folks, but all the above it too hard to believe and too scary to believe. I want to believe this but I am going to try to research. How can management make someone stand all day? Are there no chairs available? I would go into my patients room, and after assessing them, sit on a chair next to them and chat a bit. That way the patient felt good and my feet felt good then on to the next patient. just a thought. Leaving a job is a bit scary for me at this point.
  6. by   nursel56
    It sounded like a typical "solution" by a non-nurse (or nurse who long ago forgot what it's like to do the job) . . .they assigned "charting time" without input from the nurse, which was to be done in a break room some distance away from the action so family would not see a nurse (gasp!!!) sitting and nobody covering their patients.

    I can't imagine what it would be like to work somewhere that allowed nurses to be shooed out of a chair and told to "get up and get moving". I think that might be the thing that brought the courage to give the "middle-finger salute" and a really dramatic exit (they say daydreaming reduces stress ) I really need to get out of the mindset that every healthcare facility in the county is begging for nurses, though!
  7. by   caliotter3
  8. by   needshaldol
    I still have a hard time believing this. This ought to have been in the local news. I do say that we have lots of chairs at work and most of them are chairs that are not far from being tossed in the trash bin. We get the worst of the worst.
  9. by   Chixie
    One of the wards that i floated to has actually removed all the chairs and desks from the ward, well apart from the ward clerks computer desk and chair. The nurses have to chart standing up and only at the end of their shift.

    However the chairs in the sisters office are still there and are used all day long by the sisters, heaven forbid that they have to stand.
  10. by   needshaldol
    Where the heck do you live? The "sisters" get chairs and the nurses suffer? I hope this "new type work situation" does not catch on where I am. Who came up with such meaness? Do the managers stand or do they somehow get chairs? Do visitors get chairs? Why would a corporation (yes hospitals are) do this?? I would put it to the news.
  11. by   Chixie
    Im in the UK and it was done to promote 'patient nurse relations' and to improve the amount of work being done.The managers believe that if you have to stand to chart then you will learn to write quicker and be a more effective nurse.

    However, the staff are retaliating by taking longer bathroom breaks!
  12. by   CrazierThanYou
    The sisters? As in a Catholic hospital?
  13. by   nola1202
    I've heard of large chain stores like Wallmart treating their "associates" just like this. Not sitting down, not allowed to talk. The not talking part was also about trying to keep anyone from organizing a union. Crazy.