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Lovethenurse2b25 ASN, BSN, RN

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Lovethenurse2b25 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in CCRN, Geriatrics.

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  1. Lovethenurse2b25

    Looking For Advice On A Hospital Job

    My friends schedule says .6 but HR emailed him and said it was an error he’s suppose to be a .8. He decided to eventually go with other employment. According to HR Mandatory overtime is dependent on the department need. My friend is a new nightshift worker like myself and terribly afraid of now being able to stay awake all of the hours.
  2. Lovethenurse2b25

    Help with resume

    Hello All, Im looking to resort back to working the dayshift I can no longer work nights (running on 24 hours of no sleep). I want to transition into Case Management or Utilization Review/ Informatics. What important key words should I include in my resume. Any other suggestions for RN jobs on a day schedule that is flexible for someone with small children. Or even a remote position. My mother is exhausted from babysitting my 6 year old while I sleep after a night shift. I also don’t qualify for childcare. Right now my child is in Summer camp until school starts in September.
  3. Lovethenurse2b25

    Looking For Advice On A Hospital Job

    Thanks for responding. Im just praying for the best. I really wanted to be of help.
  4. Lovethenurse2b25

    Looking For Advice On A Hospital Job

    I'm asking for advice for a friend (colleague) of mine. My friend was hired at a hospital in Nov of 2020 at a Hospital. Due to covid all of the hiring process was completed Online including the new hire orientation. This past month there was a change of DON on the unit. The new director came forward and stated she is not working the correct number of hours. She currently works part time which is two 12-hour shifts per week. But the new director is saying the requirement is alternating two 12-hour shift on week and three 12-hour shifts a week the other two weeks of the month. The Don stated that the position is suppose to be 34 hours a week. Which doesn’t make any sense for example: 3x12=36 + 24= 60hours Vs 34+34= 64 The hours still won’t equal out to be correct on a pay period. To make matters worse the hospital is saying they cant locate her original contract of 24 hours a week part time position. But they did offer my friend a per diem position instead. Can they do this ? It sounds like a cover up for something. Meanwhile another coworker of mine has been asking for my friends a part time position because he is in nurse practitioner school. So the past few months they have been accommodating his schedule. He was allegedly approved to work 24 hours a week instead of 36. But they wonder why the schedule is understaffed. Can my friend take legal action. Covid made everything a nightmare.
  5. Lovethenurse2b25

    Thoughts On Eliminating Nurse Report

    Thanks for sharing your experience while working as an ED nurse. But at my hospital it is the complete opposite. In fact this past week I received a patient who came from a LTC facility with dysphagia. The ED nurse never reviewed his paperwork to see that the patient on a puree nectar thick diet and gave the patient meds whole with water, thin liquids and whole. This is the exact reason why report is vital. It is the time to ask questions and get important information that is not always documented in the chart. We got another patient that was in ED holding for two days and did not receive any of meds. No achs checks, insulin, bp meds etc. for two days. It was not caught until she arrived to my unit. In my hosptial most of the time the nurses don't even assess the patient’s to know their status. It is not good at all. I don’t want a pt with a bp of almost 200 hitting my unit unexpectantly this has also happened. I work on a critical care floor and personally don’t believe in fax or paper report. I need much more to go off of. I also work night so the doctors are usually screaming at us when we call the order medications, procedures or obtain consents that should have already been completed in the ED. Their is a large teaching hospital in my area that have fabulous nurse who are very thorough this one is not. But what I have noticed is that about 75% of the ED nurse at the hospital I work for are all new graduates.
  6. Lovethenurse2b25

    How does your unit determine who floats?

    My hospital use to say nurses couldn’t float until after a year of employment. But since covid everyone floats and its based on who last floated.
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    Thoughts On Eliminating Nurse Report

    Im guessing facilities want to revert back to when nurses did not utilize bedside report. But during those times nurses did not have to worry about loads of paperwork. It is yet another way to interfere with patient interaction. More time on the computer less patient care.
  8. Lovethenurse2b25

    Thoughts On Eliminating Nurse Report

    I agree, the focus seems to be on trying to fill as many beds as possible. I can only imagine the amount of errors or safety incident reports waiting to happen.
  9. Lovethenurse2b25

    Thoughts On Eliminating Nurse Report

    Yet another workplace rant. As of yesterday my supervisor dropped the bomb on us stating nurses caring for patients admitted from the ED are no longer required to give report. Instead the patients will be sent up with a form. I have no idea what the form will have on it, im guess sort of like a ipass sheet or sbar. If any information is missing the nurse will have to look for it in the chart. Not to mention having a hard time reading other people hand writing. In certain situation such as CIWA & sepsis report is required but the criteria for it is not yet known. However my concern is that patients transferred to the unit unstable resulting in unnecessary RRT’s. (I cant tell you how many times the ED attempted to send up pts with a bp over 200 or bs less than 60 without an intervention or even without meds listed in the mar). Also we many not have enough time too look up the patients chart especially if its a busy day. Or the form will be either lost in transport or sent up uncompleted. Also the ED nurses don’t always chart important patient information. I know that as I nurse I have to read my patients chart regardless. How would you handle this? What are your thoughts? I think their goal is to get the patients to the units much faster by eliminating time used to give report. Prior to this they weren’t allow to send patient without calling first. Whats is your companies policy on receiving and giving report?
  10. Lovethenurse2b25

    Whats next after the pandemic?

    We also are a non trauma Hospital. Slow on technology as well. They have plans to advance to a larger hospital in the future in order to compete with the other hospitals. I had a conversation with my supervisor recently about moving to a day position or finding another job because I can’t adjust to nights. And she basically told me to get in line with all of the others and that there was no day shift positions currently for nurses at all. I thought to myself I never heard of this before most hospital’s are fighting to get nurses in.
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    Whats next after the pandemic?

    I currently work on a Med Surg Unit right now. From im experiencing I can see why people may not want to stay. Hence why the hospital opens up Nurse Residency positions every few months with a 3 year agreement. And our ICU/ccu have a low census as well from what I was told.
  12. Lovethenurse2b25

    Whats next after the pandemic?

    Now that COVID is slowing down are nurses gonna be unemployed ? Last year, all the hospital’s in my area increased their rates which was a blessing considering all that we were experience. This past month my hospital has been putting us on call due to low census etc. I’ve been on call every week for the past month a 12hr shift. As a result I'm using PTO days that I would like to save just in case of an emergency or vacation etc. Despite the fact that I hardly have any as is. I thought that working in a hospital would provide me steady work. Instead they cancel a nurse and place a tech on instead. On call pays $4/hr. I worry that now a lot of jobs are going to furlough or lay off workers in order to budget or save money. Are any other nurses experiencing this? My background of nursing is primarily in subacute rehabilitation and longterm care which I loved and was almost never out of work. I went into the hospital out of fear of not gaining enough experience in order to excel in my career. Now I’m wondering if it was the right choice?
  13. Lovethenurse2b25

    Bedside/nightshift burnout

    I have to rant about my job yet again. My unit is being over run with pedi patients forcing us to be on call or floated to other units. I have been on call 3 weeks straight forcing me to use my pto hours. I am fighting to find a decent job it is show hard with everything going on sigh...
  14. Lovethenurse2b25

    Bedside/nightshift burnout

    Yes flexible hours is exactly what I need. But it is hard to find a job between the hours of 8-4. I have spoken to the courts several times without an address I don’t have a leg to stand on. I have not consulted an attorney. Yes I am open to childcare options. Unfortunately, I have not found anyone in my area that is open to taking new kids with the pandemic.
  15. Lovethenurse2b25

    Bedside/nightshift burnout

    Thank you. I was not aware of this. Im gonna look into to see what options they may have for me.
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    Bedside/nightshift burnout

    Yes indeed he is but he refuses to pay. He works under the table to avoid it.