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To Quit or Not to Quit...

About a month ago I accepted a position at a LTC facility to gain some experience while looking for a hopsital/med-surg position (I just graduated from RN school). I have been an LPN for 2 years at a doctors office. My initial thought, is that working at a LTC facility would make my resume more competitive since I'd be working in the Rehab hall.

With that said, I really really hate my new job. While I love the residents, the facility is so mis-managed that I am wondering if I am putting my license in jeopardy everytime I go to work. I barely received any orientation, yet whenever I ask questions management gets annoyed. Some examples: I was asked to draw blood from a PICC line since a patient needed labs drawn. I had never done this in school, but when I asked if someone could show me I was basically told I should already know this and to figure it out. The other night I had to send a patient out. She began declining quickly and I asked another nurse for help, yet she seemed annoyed and sat on her phone the whole time.

I am just getting frustrated because I feel like I'm on my own completely. While I have been an LPN in a doctors office in the past, I have never had a full patient care position before. I feel like there is no support at this facility.

I am wondering if i should quit now or wait until I have another job lined up. I initially wanted to do the latter, but I have never dreaded a position so much before. I get nervous before I go into work each day, because I know if something happens I'll be on my own...

Any advice? Should I just tough it out? Or do you think it's better to get out of the situation as soon as possible?

Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you guys. Your words of encouragement have always helped so much in the past! :)

About a month ago I accepted a position at a LTC facility to gain some experience while looking for a hopsital/med-surg position (I just graduated from RN school). I have been an LPN for 2 years at a doctors office. My initial thought, is that working at a LTC facility would make my resume more competitive since I'd be working in the Rehab hall.

With that said, I really really hate my new job. While I love the residents, the facility is so mis-managed that I am wondering if I am putting my license in jeopardy everytime I go to work. I barely received any orientation, yet whenever I ask questions management gets annoyed. Some examples: I was asked to draw blood from a PICC line since a patient needed labs drawn. I had never done this in school, but when I asked if someone could show me I was basically told I should already know this and to figure it out. The other night I had to send a patient out. She began declining quickly and I asked another nurse for help, yet she seemed annoyed and sat on her phone the whole time.

I am just getting frustrated because I feel like I'm on my own completely. While I have been an LPN in a doctors office in the past, I have never had a full patient care position before. I feel like there is no support at this facility.

I am wondering if i should quit now or wait until I have another job lined up. I initially wanted to do the latter, but I have never dreaded a position so much before. I get nervous before I go into work each day, because I know if something happens I'll be on my own...

Any advice? Should I just tough it out? Or do you think it's better to get out of the situation as soon as possible?

Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you guys. Your words of encouragement have always helped so much in the past! :)

Quit, you cant get another job withut a license especially if you feel its being jeopardized

QUIT! report to DHS and JCHAO. every facility should have P&P for picc lines as each place differs on flushing, ect.... if the charge cant direct you to that then he or she is negligent to her role and responsibility.

you worked hard to get that license.... im in a similar situation good luck

well if you dont quit, thank goodness a lot of schools and hospitals put videos up on youtube- the proper way to draw blood etc etc etc. watch a video from a valid place before you do anything.

and start looking for another job asap before something happens on your License. and DOCUMENT in a notebook the stuff you mentioned

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