Significant staffing issues leading to additional workload
RN (Current Employee) – Lewisburg, WV – August 3, 2016
Typically, the days at my current job are stressful secondary to significant staffing shortages. I am placed on call, and outside of my management position responsibilities, I am expected to work midnight shifts on the floor to cover for staffing issues and call ins. That being said, I work in a long term care facility and love my residents. Co-workers are supportive, as we are all in the same boat!
The hardest part of the job is frustration at feeling as if I have excessive responsibilities. I am a team player, so I have learned to take this with a grain of salt and help where it is needed. I enjoy talking and spending time with the residents tremendously. You just have to stop and realize that even though there are issues, you are here for them, and they are what are most important. Ensuring they receive the highest quality of care, as well as the highest quality of life that can be attained. I feel it is wrong to vent frustrations on those who you are supposed to be here to help.
Free lunch. Good co-workers willing to help when needed.
Staffing shortage, call schedule, stress level