Thanks for the responses. I just wanted to update and ask a few more questions to know if what I experienced was normal..
1- I showed up for a 4 hr orientation ( prior to working my actual 8 hrs to follow), spent time following a nurse, getting a high level overview of the point and click system, layout of the unit, giving meds and then, boom. On my own after getting a covid test ( after 4 hours on the unit , sigh).
2-No intro to others on the floor so I didn't really know who was who, I didn't even know who my CNA was. CNAs do not even put vitals in ..
3- No report given, so I surmised health hx by the meds taken.
4- 80 % of residents looked the same- scary during med pass..
5- Residents wandering hall, and approaching me at the med cart while I was trying to pull meds for patients I didn't know, and couldn't distinguish from photos to ask me for coffee.
6- Going to give meds to find residents no in their rooms. Put their meds back in locked cart and continued with next on the hall.
7-Call bell ringing off the hook and no one answering it except me, I answered for fear of someone really needing help.
Is this normal or was it just a crappy unit??
Walked in praying I didn't kill anyone. Walked out praying I didn't kill anyone.