Poor management, stressful environment
Staff RN/Charge Nurse (relief) (Former Employee) – Braselton, GA – February 27, 2018
Staff is overwhelmed with 5-6 stepdown level patients on a medsurg floor. Frequently understaffed. Charge nurses not helpful for the most part and those that were, were overwhelmed with their own work. Some were flat out not helpful at all and would spend the entire day on their phone dealing with personal drama. Charge nurses with access would come in late or leave early and change their hours so it wouldn't reflect, but would penalize other staff for tardiness or absences. Manager was repeatedly told about the situation and failed to take action. Extremely high turnover. In the two years I was there, only myself and 1 other RN were there for the whole time, orientees would leave as quickly as possible after orientation. No time for breaks or lunches, but we would get reprimanded for not taking them. If we did, we had to take our phone and would frequently be interrupted. Lastly, there was no room for career advancement. You could do everything right but advancement was based on favoritism not seniority or merit.