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    Pregnant, refused an assignment

    Hi there, I have been working as a contract nurse. I am two months in a contract with a hospital in Houston. They float me to different floors, which is to be expected, but there is one floor there that is an absolute nightmare. I've been a med/surg nurse for 7 years and I am familiar with how difficult it is but this floor surpasses difficult and is dangerous. On just that floor alone they have had over 50 falls in the past few months. There is no team work, charge nurse just watches you drown and they recently took away the CNA's. I recently found out I'm expecting and I miscarried my last pregnancy. I went into work on Sunday and they had put me on that floor. Ratio was 4:1 with no CNA's. I have worked this ratio before on this floor and it was still terrible. Without any doubt it would be dangerous to my pregnancy to accept that assignment. I told the charge nurse that I can not accept the assignment without any CNA's she said "We will help you" I worked with charge nurse before and she's one of the worst ones. In hindsight I should've called the House Supervisor but I was really upset. I have never refused an assignment before and I went home. I did call the director around 0745 but she did not answer or return my call until 4 pm. The facility has terminated me and is filing a Do not Return. Which is really bad for me at my agency. My question is: Have any of you been through this before? Should I argue this? Can I argue this?
  2. Hi everyone. I'm interested in travel nursing and getting ready to choose an assignment in California. The agent asked me if I was interested in working for Kaiser Facilities. He said that some people prefer to work for Kaiser and others would rather not because of the facility's strict rules. Does anyone have experience in these facilities? And can anyone tell me about it and what he means by strict?
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    Someone help:(

    I'm afraid for my license at this place
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    Someone help:(

    Yes I carry a notepad and clip board around w me. A friend of mine yesterday brought up that we're not suppose to do the admissions assessments and that an RN has to do it
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    Someone help:(

    Thank you TriciaJ I am!
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    Someone help:(

    I realize my previous post is a little jumbled and hard to understand. It's difficult to type that much from an iPhone
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    Someone help:(

    Even the nurses who have been there for years have to stay very late. I think they have us overloaded. We would still have to stay after a little bit later to chart on our patients but the admissions are killing us! When we get a new admit we have to stop our pt care do a series of assessments and put sometimes 7-8 pages of orders which takes sometimes 2 hrs in before we can continue w/ our pt care mind 30-50 pt and many of them skilled then after our shift we have finish all of the rest of the admission paperwork at least 2 hrs and then chart on our 30-50 pt and put in their new orders and labs. I'm very overwhelmed and don't see how I can keep this up and maintain my sanity. I work the evening shift 2-10 after 5 I'm not only a nurse I'm a receptionist, admissions nurse and if something critical happens I also have figure that out by myself with no one to help. The last shift I had a pt fell and sustained a compound fracture to her hand and I had to send her out which meant I had to do a discharge and read nut when she returned on too of my new admission and my other pts w no one to consult for help and many times when I come on shift the previous nurse and nursing manager dumped all the stuff they didn't finish on me. It's terrible:(
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    Someone help:(

    Thank you everyone for the comments. I really appreciate them.
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    Someone help:(

    Hi everyone I need some feedback please. I'm a very new nurse I just got my license and my first job at a SNF. At this facility I'm in charge of 30-50 patients a shift which is extremely overwhelming but surprising doable. The patient care part I can handle and even charting on my patients but this facility has us also doing Admissions and Discharges and putting new MD orders in on top of an already overwhelming workload. I wind up staying hours after my shift is over barried in paper work. I fell as if I'm not getting the chance to be nurse I wanted to be because I'm so rushed and it's really scaring me. What I'd like to know from you all is...Is all nursing like this where the paperwork keeps 4-5 hrs after your shift is over and you hate your job because of it.