Pros: i left
Cons: insubordinate cnas, management doesn't care, too much ot, not enough staff for proper resident care
The shifts are not family friendly as I worked the 2-10 shift. Further more, the CNAs are rude and insubordinate but nurses do not get any support from management due to lack of CNA staff. Nurses are worked OT a LOT and if you say no, management is rude to you. I have never worked anywhere with so many staffing issues. The day shift nurses are rude to evening shift nurses. Every day there is new agency staff. LPNs do not work as LPNs but rather CMA. The majority of the work was pill pass, passing pills on 30 or so people (though on weekends it can be as many as 50). A lot of my nursing skills went to waste. I have never seen so many RNs in LTC. NO wonder they do not have the money to hire more CNA staff. People are in restraints without a nurse on that floor and CNAs don't care if the restrained are wandering around. Not enough staff to help feed residents at meal times. Residents go to bed hungry (and fed hours later when the overworked nurse gets a chance). I have never been so relieved to put in my notice. They expect you take lunch break 2 hours after arriving to work, never worked anywhere that had a set meal time for nurses. You have to eat in the cafeteria so while you are clocked out, other staff can call you and ask questions like "did you take the meal slips down to the cafeteria?" Report is given via tape recorder so you can't ask the off going staff questions.