I love the floor. We have 32 beds whihc are usually all filled. We staff 2-3 aides each day who do baths, foleys, cathing patients, and answer call lights. I am an LPN and we usually have 1 per day who does oto patients with trachs is there are enough. If not, myself and one of the other LPNs are trained to take a normal RN assignment. We usually run 8 RNs on day and evening shift and 6 on night shift. Days take no more than 4 patients, usually having 3-4 patients. Evenings take the same load, and night shift take 5 patients, occassionally going up to 6 if we get any middle of the night admits.
I love the unit!!!!!! Our nurse manager, Michelle, is great. She takes more of a hand off approach, which I like. She is available if you need her, but she doesn't really butt into too much of the day to day routine. Our clinical nurse specialist, Cinda, is great. She's all for advancement and training. Our 2 clinical nurse 3's, who run the day to day stuff and do orientations and staffing are so nice and take a staffing assignment occassionally when they need to. And all the staff is great! I have been there since June 14 and have been welcomed so nicely. I have formed enough friendships on the unit that I am attending a wedding for one of the RNs I work with alot and helping to plan a baby shower for one of our pregnant gals.
A lot of us on the unit get a long great and get together with our spouses for dinner or a party occassionally.
I drive from Toledo 5 days a week because I love it and couldn't imagine working anywhere else. If you have any other questions, just reply to this or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We love to have new people on the floor to welcome in.
What shift are you interviewing for? The orientation is great. I felt very comfortable with everything by the end. When is your interview. You should stop by and say hi. I work every day except Wed and Thurs (class to finish my BSN) from 7a to 3:30p.