Typical day: walk in early, get report that day shift was crazy, clean up day shift work, admits, pass meds, more admits, eat while hiding from clients, pass more meds, try to finish admits and/or deal with the day's crisis, report. Now do that 12+ shifts a payperiod (keep in mind you get called to come in on your day off frequently) and you have a typical nurse position here.
No teamwork from other staff or sites. Every location is understaffed and overworked. The only people who seem to like it are the ones who are new and don't know better yet, or the counseling staff/management who run out the door at 4:30 and can't be bothered after hours.
There are hundreds of LPN jobs out there that pay around the same. Please don't let this one be your choice as you will very soon regret it!
$2 meals; overtime galore; helping save lives
Inconsistent hours, truly dangerous clients (CSC, felony, psychotic with HX of violence)