I thoroughly enjoyed my job and the crew of nurses and staff I supervised. However, the administrator and others in management are ruining this place.
Registered Nurse, House Supervisor (Former Employee) – Wytheville, VA – August 9, 2012
Carrington Place of Wytheville is a very special place in many ways, but the choices by management is demoralizing all concerned, and unfortunately is reflecting on patient care; no matter how hard the nursing staff tries to prevent this residents/patients are feeling the affects. I witnessed MANY unethical, and immoral situations with management, and left for these reasons.
In spite of these difficulties, I learned how to put leadership skills to work, use multiple skills that I learned in the ED for quick response to patient care, and advocate for residents in many ways. (Advocating is a passion for me). The staff, most of them, were super, hard-working, and very knowleagble. They love their residents/patients!
A typical day/night (I worked nights), was to help finish up admissions from the day, or receive new admission; make sure there was enough staffing; back-up nurses in difficult situations, or problems with patient care; educate staff in many small ways; audit charts, MARS, doctor orders transcribed correctly, labs, etc.; and fill in staffing holes by doing direct patient care/medication pass when not enough staff.
The hardest part of the job was seeing "my" nurses overwhelmed with duties because staffing was so slim to poor, and no back-up from the DON, or two ADON's.
The most enjoyable part of the job was doing whatever I could for "my" staff. I wanted to see them execute their skills and knowledge without hindrance, because I know ultimately this allows for great resident/patient care.
very caring nursing staff, who truly want to see the best for the residents/patients.
poor communication by managment; poor, poor staffing