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Short Staffed, Narc Thieves, Piles Of Paperwork

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Specializes in Nursing Home / Prison / Hospital. Has 8 years experience.

Oh the joy of going to work everyday. Been at my new facility long enough to understand how things operate. Every other day it's plagued with inadequate staffing. Narcotics missing and patches gone. Part (or all) of management's is either in on it or knows who and won't do anything. All places have their problems, but I'm not sticking around to find out what happens next.

What to do....:down::up:

VT247

nrsang97, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg. Has 20 years experience.

Find another position ASAP. If there are narc theives and mgt does nothing I would go elsewhere based on that alone.

futrarmyCRNA

Specializes in ICU,CCU, trauma, oc med. Has 16 years experience.

Oh the joy of going to work everyday. Been at my new facility long enough to understand how things operate. Every other day it's plagued with inadequate staffing. Narcotics missing and patches gone. Part (or all) of management's is either in on it or knows who and won't do anything. All places have their problems, but I'm not sticking around to find out what happens next.

What to do....:down::up:

VT247

I would leave before someone sets you up since you are not "in on it". We had one narc incident in our ER, got investigated by BND, now our entire hospital has to count the complete PIXIS twice a day. I don't know how this continues where you work unless someone powerful is in on it or does not want others to get in trouble.

southernbeegirl, BSN, RN

Specializes in Rehab, Infection, LTC. Has 16 years experience.

If you suspect narcotic diversion, you have to report it to the BON. You can download their form from the web and send it in anonymously.

Faeriewand, ASN, RN

Specializes in med/surg/tele/neuro/rehab/corrections. Has 11 years experience.

Oh the joy of going to work everyday. Been at my new facility long enough to understand how things operate. Every other day it's plagued with inadequate staffing. Narcotics missing and patches gone. Part (or all) of management's is either in on it or knows who and won't do anything. All places have their problems, but I'm not sticking around to find out what happens next.

What to do....:down::up:

VT247

But wait, you didn't tell us about the piles of paperwork!

pink85

Specializes in School Nursing, Pedi., Critical Care.

Wow! I would report that and leave skid marks leaving that place..... How unfortunate, and scary, for the patients.

nurse_mo1986

Has 3 years experience.

Oh the joy of going to work everyday. Been at my new facility long enough to understand how things operate. Every other day it's plagued with inadequate staffing. Narcotics missing and patches gone. Part (or all) of management's is either in on it or knows who and won't do anything. All places have their problems, but I'm not sticking around to find out what happens next.

What to do....:down::up:

VT247

All I've got to say is "RUN, DON"T WALK." Haven't found a job yet that's worth my Nrsg License.

Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

I have to agree with everything that the other posters wrote. Run... don't walk out of that nightmare before it tarnishes your good name.

Vacationtime247

Specializes in Nursing Home / Prison / Hospital. Has 8 years experience.

You're right. I gotta get outta there! Oh, and about the paperwork.... Of course the nurses station has charts, unfinished orders, labs, assessments, etc all over the desk. It's Christmas everyday 'cause I 'unwrap' the desk every evening.

Frustration is....

Going to work and your short 2 nurses (usually 4) and 3 CNAs (Minumum 5 / typically 6). Best part is day shift has known about it for HOURS and have called no one. :yeah: Of course no ones gonna stay ....

Having to count narcs after the narc thief has been on that cart. Everyone knows who but management won't terminate them, being friends and all. The other evening nurse and I re-count even after the first count. Check patches upon coming in and immediately after days leave. Better hope I don't catch them ridin' dirty because I won't stop tell they're in PRISON.

Just looking at the desk, knowing there is 2 hours + of left overs from the previous shift needing finished. Oh, and by the way, can you do this TX, call this family about....., set up this appt. and make transport. 'Been real busy'.....right, yea.... Busy smoking outside, talking with friends on staff all shift, hiding out in rooms watching TV. Uh-huh, I've worked with them before when they've been 'busy'.:argue:

Walking into a room and a resident is seriously ill and should be in the hospital. They're on the floor, 72 hr IR to start the shift. Looks and smells like that person hasn't been changed since they were got up on nights. Why do I do a walk through..?

*Sigh*

VT247

SmilingBluEyes

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 24 years experience.

I think that place needs to be reported to the state! DANGEROUS. Please, get out and report the place. Not only are you not safe, but neither are the poor residents.

MrsMommaRN

Specializes in orthopaedics. Has 2 years experience.

how sad. put in your notice and report findings accordingly. best of luck in your job search. there are plenty of options for you out there.

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