A typical day of work varied from facility to facility. At FMC, you sign in, wait for a resource nurse to give you your assignment, and then you went to work hoping your assignment didn't change in the next 15 minutes.
What I learned: IS that the inmates have more rights than the nursing staff, corrections officers often slept on duty at night even if, they were on suicide watch.
Management: For get it, they don't want to hear your complaints, and the one time I brought up an issue as a contractor the supervisor did as little as they had to. Rock the boat, and your out of there. Do as little as possible while not rocking the boat, and you are in like flint.
Co-workers: Most were pretty nice, and I am grateful to them for helping me learn facility work/style. Others were of course the burnt out hateful nurses that needed to just find another field.
Hardest part of the job: Not knowing what your assignment would be and being understaffed constantly understaffed making getting things done properly per protocol very hard some nights.
The most enjoyable part of the job: It not being nursing home push, push.. Basically after the initial rush and go at the start of the shift, it usually slowed down.
pushed hard, no benefits, poor wages, and lack of mgmt support.