not somewhere I want to work
Nurse assistant (Current Employee) – St joseph – July 11, 2015
as a nurse assistant Working conditions, depending on who you work with, can be stressful. You have to set up dining room, do dishes, serve food, pass meds, wash and fold laundry as well as answer call lights, bed changes, brief changes, showers etc. when you work with someone who doesn't pull their share you burn out quickly. The residents need caring people to support them not someone there to just clock in and out. It's sad. There are a few good workers though.
Co workers tend to take advantage of management not being there so half hour lunch breaks turn into hour breaks and 15 min breaks turn into half hour breaks and when you work with someone who doesn't pull their share....let just say it is an unpleasant environment. (There is only 2 people on the floor, so when they are gone it's just you)When someone falls or is sick it's hard finding a nurse to come. You have to call all around the different floors to find them and it can be frustrating. Benefits are expensive and not anything to brag about. Management says you can move around but really you can't. While working there I quickly realized management does not care about you or the things that go on. many people have put complaints in and no changes have been made. I'm also sure residents families wouldn't like to know they hire their caretakers off craigslist and also don't do drug tests. One last thing, you have to pay for your own pre employment physical too.
Paying for your own pre employment physical, Management, workers that don't pull their share, doing dishes, laundry and food handling along with resident care