I recently started with a new HH agency as PRN weekends. I have a full time M-F 8-5. This isn’t the first HH agency I’ve been with, I used to do it full time. At the previous agency I was with full time, when it came to needing any supplies, SOC packets, etc., we could pop into the office at anytime night or day (we had key cards) and get what we needed out of the supply room OR we could email the in office staff responsible for ordering supplies and tell her what we needed and she’d ship it to our house overnight. This new agency does not allow nurses to just come in and get what they need and only the director has a key to the supply room. It’s extremely hard to get supplies. Whenever I reach out for supplies I’m told to try and get with another nurse or given an excuse as to why the director can’t help me with supplies at that very moment. It’s frustrating, especially because the office is not open on the weekends when I work and I’m the ONLY weekend nurse. The whole set up seems off to me. Is this normal?
There are a lot of other things that are weird to me about the way they do things but I can easily ignore those things since I’m PRN but the whole car stock thing is exhausting. I have been having to do way more improvising than I’d like with patients (this agency is heavily wound care based).