stress, more stress and stressful
nursing aide (Former Employee) – Colorado – July 17, 2017
typical day for a CNA will be greeting your patient in the morning but lately it had been very stressful,you have 2 or 3 call lights going off at the same time the nurses from nights would not even want to take it. They expect you to go get it while you run around the unit for your morning shift, some nurses will call you for filling up a patient's water bottle even if they are in the room and can do it themselves, the management will wonder why you are not performing your best when in reality they give a high acuity hallway or more than you can handle number of people. We are talking about bedrest patient or require 2 assistance but you do by yourself because your RN simply does not have the time to help you, they emphasize on safety but expects you to do everything on your own. The contract says you work 3 days but if you don't pick up even one overtime they will make you feel like an outcast, they are always short on aides because no one wants to be around them anymore, the patient and family thinks it's a hotel lol sure it looks pretty but at the expense of their staff, i saw how nurses and aides cry because the workload is too hard and nobody seems to do something about it.Teamwork is not there anymore, it is more like this "that is not my patient", in short don't bother me with some else IV beeping. If something gets done wrong aides are the first one to go, they will throw you under the bus to that they can say that they did something to resolve the issue.
experience that if you can handle sky ridge you can handle anything
management, non existent leadership, favoritism