Overworked and no ancillary staff
Nursing (Former Employee) – Jacksonville,Fl. – August 20, 2013
12hr shifts not enough time to complete everything on the clock.Some punched out and stayed past their shift even though it was not allowed. The staff got along but there are always slackers that no one fired.No time to eat,I would eat snack at desk while charting.I did like walking rounds with on coming staff and I enjoyed helping my patients.The patients all needed alot of care from gun shot wounds,amputations,aids,blood transfusions,vents,assisting MD in room proceedures,etc. If next shift called off or didn't show up you'd have to stay...then you can be working 24hrs straight. I felt that the patients were in jeopardy as well as my own health and license.
No time to breath, eat, or go to bathroom