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question about san martin

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Specializes in ob/gyn med /surg.

what is the nurse to patient ratio at san martin on a med/surg floor? do they have the union?

I was told by the director of Med Surg that their ratio is 6:1. I am starting a new position on an oncology floor so if you are giving chemo the ratio on that floor is 5:1. They are union and claim they have a good relationship with the union. I do not know much because I haven't started yet but I hope this helps.

ohmeowzer RN, RN

Specializes in ob/gyn med /surg.

I was told by the director of Med Surg that their ratio is 6:1. I am starting a new position on an oncology floor so if you are giving chemo the ratio on that floor is 5:1. They are union and claim they have a good relationship with the union. I do not know much because I haven't started yet but I hope this helps.

6:1 , thats what it is where i work , i am looking for something less stress ful , but thats not going to happen.. are you chemo certified? if so where did you take the course? i'd love to get chemo certified.. thank you for answering my post .. yes you really helped.. keep me posted on how you like your job there.. take care

where do you work now? What makes it stressful? (i know how stressful it can be but I am just wondering how others feel) I am not currently chemo certified but they asked me if I was willing to be certified and I said yes, so I will keep you posted about how that goes and how I am going to go about it. :) Glad to help and I will definetly give you the unbiased inside info once I get into it....

hellerd2003, RN

Specializes in Critical Care.

Staffing ratios, per the current union contract, may be stated as 6:1, but are actually at management's discretion (per our current contract).

Therefore, no staffing ratios exist.

For example, the current ICU step-down unit (IMC) has staffing ratios of 4:1 with CNA presence. I've worked IMC with 5 patients and no CNA. I have been told that some med-surg units staff short and have staff at 7:1 ratios.

It's all at management discretion per the SEIU/ St. Rose union contract.

ohmeowzer RN, RN

Specializes in ob/gyn med /surg.

where do you work now? What makes it stressful? (i know how stressful it can be but I am just wondering how others feel) I am not currently chemo certified but they asked me if I was willing to be certified and I said yes, so I will keep you posted about how that goes and how I am going to go about it. :) Glad to help and I will definetly give you the unbiased inside info once I get into it....

spring valley , i would like to be chemo certified.... keep me posted on how you are doing

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