Pros: you are employed
Cons: over-worked, poor nursing practice, weak management
Ratio on weekend in infirmary? 60:1 Management will say 60:2 but the other nurse in largely unavailable. And that also describes the spin management puts on things. CCS La Grange is dangerously under-staffed, and no clinical training (except for CPR) is provided. Your RN co-worker may not have any knowledge of acute adult interventions. There is often only 1 CNA on this unit, and they do REQUIRE RNs TO WORK AS CNAs. Only about 4 hydraulic beds rise on the unit, the rest are 24 inches from the ground. Inmates are under-medicated for their pain, even as they die. Supplies routinely run short. In addition to your nursing duties, you'll be expected to change out oxygen tanks (6-10 per shift), restraint checks, Q 1-2 hours turns on total care (nursing home level), admits, out-patient discharges, measured wound assessments, and of course your actual assigned work.