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CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Wallingford, CT – June 2, 2018
Basically, if you apply to Gaylord, do not take a position on Lyman 2 or Hooker 2.....unless you have absolutely NO choice. The manager for that floor has personal as well as managerial issues that need to be resolved but somehow get overlooked by upper management....even though there have been multiple complaints about the way this manager handles staffing, time off, childcare issues, family deaths, medical leave, lack of communication, the choice in nurses for the units, and the list goes on. Once you are hired to one of those 2 units, you have no opportunity for growth, no chance to apply to another unit within the hospital, no communication with the manager, your lucky to get time off and any requests or concerns you may have will be ignored or "bandaided". This manager also goes on vacation and does not tell the staff. Not worth the stress seeing your killing yourself due to lack of staff and time off. Hooker 2 is a very active TBI unit and Lyman 2 has a patient population of paralyzed individuals that are HEAVY even with the use of a Hoyer and who can't do anything or very little for themselves....one aid and 2 nurses is not sufficient for what those patients need and the number of them on the unit. A stressful environment is totally manageable with teamwork, a proper manager and communication which Hooker 2 and Lyman 2 lack.
Watching patients get better and be able to go home!
Certain nursing units and nurses