March 1, 2013
Hello. I accepted RN Case Manager position 6months ago. I left a major hospital, where I was a leader, working day shift, as an oncology/chemo nurse. Being a coach, and a senior nurse, with close to 20 yrs exp. Having trained 20 RN's in my career. I had also been involved with corporate, with coaching with affiliates in Iowa. After staring my position, we were busy. I had 18 of 21 pt's. Working over 60 hrs a week, sometimes 19 hr shifts, did not save ,me from the rath of the director at weekly mtgs. She threw me under the bus, for things she could have easily taken care of. I received so many phone calls, her yelling at me without getting a background, I lost count. Corporate thought I could not function, because she did not share with them, important information. Which, she told me, "I guess I should have". Director also talks about all employees in office, in negative way. Employees were tearful, not knowing what mood she would be in. I was always receiving phone calls from her, yelling at me. "What happened to that admit", I was with pt's, she blew up my phone, wanting to know what happened, even though I told her I was with a pt. Also, a trainer from waterloo accused me of lying. Anyone Even though, I informed them when they were here. I did't give up. I kept giving all I could give. Work hard, do my best. I improved, despite having absolutely minimal computer training the first 6 weeks. My director told me that I wasnt a good fit. Not organized I said., if I can be organized as a chemo nurse in a hospital, I have the ability to learn and be organized here". She still would'nt hear what I was saying. I was nurse #8 in 4 years. I had been told that previous RN's had informe corporate of her in the past, they were let go.
April 5, 2013
I am a RN of 17 years, coming from an acute setting. The director told me "I can turn anyone into a hospice nurse!"There was very little training/orientation by supervisors that can not multi- task. After a couple of weeks, I was told to see patients on my own. After working a few more weeks I was told that I was not hospice material and should return to an acute setting. Can you care too much for a dying patient? Poor, very poor!