I came to the facility as a contract nurse. Wasnt given a lick of orientation, just handed a set of keys and told "good luck". So it was up to me to learn things on my own. Doctors were horrible, and most times, wouldn't answer the phone so we were constantly charting to cover our butts and keep people alive with no assistance.
They had a policy that all contracted nurses had to call a Genesis nurse and get permission before calling the doc, to make sure it wasnt a bogus reason to call them. Most of the nurses would just try to give orders, or say "Let day shift worry about it".
I was jumped on constantly for not knowing how to do things, and told that if I was "goin tv to be charge nurse" I should know how to do stuff... never asked for or wanted to be charge.
After my contract ended, I was called and harassed by staff and told I would have to come in and work (for free because I wasn't contracted, just a scheduled eeror) or be added to their Do Not Rehire list. I told them to just add me! I've never been more scared for my license, and never so glad to be away from a facility!
Plus side is, the CNAs were fantastic and did their jobs well, when they weren't outside smoking a carton of cigarettes at a time to deal with the stress of constant mandation.
CNAs were great, no mandatory workover for agency nurses
Poorly managed facility, worried daily that I would lose my license