Yup, I'm a new (
In an 8 hr day, after subtracting a a couple of hours for meals (at my facility they cut food service to save money so the nurses dish up food for everyone, which includes going down to the basement to look for supplies, then do the dishes); then subtract another hour (at least!) for paperwork such as medicare, 30 day, weekly charting, new orders, monthly treatment sheets and med sheets; then subtract another hour for basic patient care like toileting, a shower here and there, changing linens (yes we're always short of aides, plus we try to act as a team); another hour dealing with families on phone or on the floor.
After all those basics are done, we have to do our treatments. You get the point. And yes, I hear all the time how easy 11 patients must be. But frankly, I don't how anyone could manage 30 patients like these. Even with only 11 or 12, it seems like the 1 or 2 stable patients get totally ignored.
Sometimes I feel like I'm getting better at my job, but then is it because I'm become as crusty and tough-shelled as the rest? haha :rotfl: And yes oh yes, I hate calling on call docs on nights and weekends too! The oncalls get perturbed if you call for little things but if you don't it just gets left for day shift who then feels a grudge.....
Somebody's got to do it???