I worked at the inpatient geri psych facility briefly as a second job working PRN. The managers were nice and co-workers enjoyable to work around. Due to the small facility, one must wear many hats. Not a bad thing.
Terrible ins. Benifits I was layed off after six weeks. I was offered a excellent position, I left a very good job. 10 days iinto my training, I was reprimanded unfairly and told I wouldn't make it. I was informed that what was suppose to be a two person job would now be a one person job. I was let go because they didn't think I could do the job alone.
Clock in at 7. Race to get residents to the dining room and hope the CNAs have gotten your diners up. Walk across the building to retrieve the dietary carts. Serve residents, clean up after and chart their meal percentages. Get everyone back to their rooms. Do room visits and get ready for the morning activities. Escort residents to and from. Then get everyone back to their rooms to be checked before getting them to their dining rooms for lunch. Same routine as breakfast, After their lunch, have your own lunch break. Get ready for the afternoon activity. Escort residents to and from. Squeeze your paperwork in when you can. Check mail, have it sorted by appropriate people and delivered by the time you clock out at 3:30. Day can vary depending on if you have a night, Saturday or Sunday activity to work. Which then you need to allow yourself 2+ hrs during the week to make sure you don't get over time.
Hardest part of job- Time management Best part of job- Getting to be in the lives of these incredible residents.