I want to make this short. Last week I started working at an assisted living facility. I have plenty of experience, just not in assisted living. So I was hired an assistant DON along with a new DON. The current DON is retiring at the end of the month.
So far I have been there for 4 days and I'm very concerned. Last Thursday the DON's had a potential admission. They left the building for about an 1 hr and didn't tell me they were leaving. So they left me with 105 patients with a LPN. That had me questioning their behavior. I found that odd since I'm still orienting and don't know enough yet.
The second thing they did that made me concerned was the fact that someone gave one of the residents alcohol. He was drunk and was threatening the other residents. The police was called and he was taken out of the facility via ambulance because that is the policy. Now, the DON's handled it without telling me what happened and what forms to fill out. Now, here's where I have a big problem. This happened on a Thursday. The DON's put me on call for 26 hrs this past weekend. Now what if the same thing happened, how would I know how to respond to a situation like that if they didn't even bother to tell me what they did?
The DON has me filling out practice MARS, getting rid of the patients old meds and brainless tasks. I might be paranoid, but I feel I'm being set up, which is why I'm here. If the DON doesn't trust me to handle things, then why am I being put on call?
The DON says I can ask her questions, but when I do, she is constantly criticizing my intelligence and making out whole staff nervous. So far I've kept my mouth shut, but I'm not going have someone play around with my license.
When I get to work this AM I am going to ask those exact questions and if they don't have a satisfactory answer for me. There's strong possibility that I will be walking out the door.