Pros: you have a job
Cons: overwork, underpaid, understaff, disorganized, don is unprofessional
There are pros and cons to working at this facility. The pros: the staff are helpful and friendly. The unit manager is amazing. I am not trying to knock the company off I just want to inform others what occured when I worked there. First off, 3-11 shift is one of the hardest shifts to work at. During my interview process I was told that there would be 3 nurses but when I was on the floor, it was a different story. I was suppose to have 3 days of training. The first day was shadowing the nurse, second day I come in, I was told that a nurse called off so I had to go on the floor, there was only 2 nurses that day including me and she was fairly new. There is alot of responsibility for the nurse. I did not take a break because I had a heavy med pass, on top of that when I thought I was done, I had to do skin checks, treatments, call dr, document. For four days straight I did not like working there, I try to maintain a posite attitude. My feet was aching from the physical demand. I do not feel this is nursing. It is absolutely absurd to have this much responsibility on just one nurse with 20-30 patients and they pay you very low. The DON was unapologetic when I told her how disorganized this company is. To my fellow nurses, please protect your nursing license, there are better places to work beside this company. I personally think if there wasn't much of a change over of staff and provide more nurses/Cna's on the 3-11 shift then there would not be a problem. For example, if a nurse called off, they should call other nurses, if that doesn't work they should call an agency. They did not do that when I was there. Also I don't understand why there is always 3 nurses on the morning shift but the afternoon shift it's a hit or miss. I think that's just wrong.