They do not care about staff
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – 5100 West St Convington, GA – December 20, 2018
The job was to assist patients with self-care (washing, bathing, feeding, diapering, walking, lots of heavy lifting, light housework etc). I've worked on all 3 units and the easiest is the VIP unit which gets preferential treatment from staff and administration. The hardest was the dementia unit where people care less since residents are not in their right mind and can't complain. On a hard day you can have 17 total care patients to care for and get out of bed in about 3 hours. It is hard for many caregivers to do right by patients when you don't have enough staff.
The management in this place does does care whether or not the patients are taken care of until an influential family member complains. They provide little in the way of working equipment and enough resources to get the job done PROPERLY. They are CHRONICALLY SHORT-STAFFED with a ridiculously HIGH TURN-OVER because it is so stressful to work there, especially for little pay.
However, there are some great nurses who do the best they can and you can usually find CNAs willing to help each other. As long as you are competent at your job, no one really bothers you. The undeclared culture is that staff are unimportant and easily replaceable and it is shows up in their policies and attitude of administration. I made long-term friendships and I don't regret working here.
*I hear there is new management now so things might be better.
Bonding with patients who were often sweet and funny.
Administration treats CNAs badly