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martymoose BSN, RN

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martymoose has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PCCN.

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    Non-Patient Contact Jobs

    I realize those jobs exist , it seems that theres more applicants than jobs ? Ill keep trying but we only have two listings where im at right now...
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    Is Nursing Still a Good Profession?

    Absolutely not happy where I work . They changed our ratios from 4 pts on days to 7 . It's just too much. Cardiac stepdown . I've never wanted to quit a job so bad
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    Non-Patient Contact Jobs

    Is anyone noticing that it seems very difficult to find non patient care jobs? Almost every nurse I work with is trying to “get out” and we hear that request everyday from other nurses in the company too. Anyone else having this problem ? Was hoping not to waste the degree, but may have to to get out of patient care. Have applied, but then never hear anything back Any hope ? Is it maybe regional?
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    Another one wanting to bite the dust.

    Just saw a job for a rehab nurse. I honestly don't know what that entails as an RN , but I guess its worth a try to find out. If not , then Ill try harder to pursue a non clinical job. I just might have to realize I have to drive even farther. Those types of jobs are in an area that the clientele is “well to do” . No way I could live in that area. Ugh I hate driving an hour each way . I guess one has to decide which is worse. Right now direct patient care is worse. Thanks for all the support. 💕
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    Filling in staffing holes?

    Thank you JBMmom.I hope there is improvement. I am going in tonight- 11-7 tends to be floated ( even if were short, they have all these overflow floors running) and I actually hope I do get floated. At least Ill have 10 med/surg pts and not PCU pts.
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    Filling in staffing holes?

    Nope , we even tried this- like 40 bucks an hour more. Even that doesn't help. Everyone is exhausted. And burnt. And kind of hard to do when you're working all 3 shifts in one week.
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    Filling in staffing holes?

    we used to have this. Once Covid started hitting, they ended it. Not sure if it was coincidence or not. It was great when they had it; we had some regulars that were wonderful. Now they are all assigned permanently to floors ( and not mine ; they got to pick, if that tells you anything , LOL.
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    Filling in staffing holes?

    I'm interested in hearing what other acute care hospitals do when they have have holes in staffing, such as same day call ins, or shortages of staff that don't allow for proper scheduling? Where do you get staff from? What does California do when they don't have staff? Where do they get them from? Are there same day agencies? What Kind of lead time do they need? Can it be done with 2 hour notice? I know some hospitals have "in house supplemental staffing" but my place ended that program. So if some one calls out, tough crap. Are there a lot of mandatory overtimes in acute care? Do people quit because of that then, as how are you supposed to care for children and pets if you are at work and have no other means(no neighbors, etc.) Just some questions in trying to make sense of the lack of staffing. which is one of the most common threads I'm seeing ,
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    Ready to leave bedside after only 1 year?

    Union is very frowned upon where I am (it will never happen) and they get away with the staffing thing cause they know theres some slobs like e who have everything at stake if they lose this job . Like lose your house , your insurance, your ability to get rehired if youre old but too young to retire.
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    Another one wanting to bite the dust.

    Thank you JBMmom MSN . Thats was very kind.
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    Another one wanting to bite the dust.

    Aldis and costco are starting at around 16 bucks an hour. At least in retail no ones life is at stake, or license on the line. 🙄hmmmmm
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    Another one wanting to bite the dust.

    No not really . One post stemi, nstemi, hypernatremia in the 160 range, IV mag supplements, new chf'ers, covid, rapid a fib, etc. One doesnt make this stuff up. and 3 of them were ED admits at the beg of shift within a 2 hour span. Its OK , I get the gist this is my fault for staying on.If I am stupid enough t o accept such an assignment, I'm just the dumb one for not quitting and finding something else. And its clear employer doesn't give a rats *** for its employees or the patients. We are constantly told cant hold things up for staffing ( lack of). Our normal ratio now is 1:7
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    Another one wanting to bite the dust.

    A freakin men!(amen!)
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    Scrub tops for short, fluffy, chesty nurse

    Cherokee work wear, either unisex or men's size. Plenty of room in the upper area. I find I cant wear women's tops at all, and I can wear men's t-shirts ( we have them for our floor) a size up.
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    Another one wanting to bite the dust.

    At least you are all telling me this is NOT normal. I just don't understand . It's been like this for about 2 months now. It's not like an occasional thing. We cant replace people fast enough, and they didn't renew or hire any travelers. I guess they really don't care. And its probably any bad outcome will be blamed on the nurse , not on them. Yeah its real fun titrating o2 n 3 pts ,CHF and covid, and then titrating meds like nitro and amio and Cardizem.😡 I'll keep looking . Thanks for the support so far.