I’ve worked here for a few months and I feel that it has gone down hill. For example, since May, six or seven STNA’s have left for other job opportunities, leaving the place extremely short staffed, which puts the current STNA’s in a stressful situation whenever they show up to work. There have been a few nights in which I have not gotten my 30 minute break because I have been so busy and no one else has the time to help because they are also busy. Not only are the STNA’s short staffed, but the nurses are also. If more people were hired, the place *might* improve.
Secondly, some of the new employees are poorly trained or they just don’t care. I currently work third shift and constantly find myself in a mess when I get to work because of the previous shifts lack of knowledge and plain laziness. Some of the new employees are also very young and currently attend high school, which prevents them from showing up to work on time, leaving their partners and other coworkers to attempt to get everything done by themselves.
Third, the compensation is just not worth it. I do love caring for and helping people in any way that I can, but the stuff that I have to deal with is not worth $10/hr. I am on my feet for eight hours, sometimes doing the work of two people, and get dirt for pay. I’m constantly looking for another job that pays better.
Compensation, short staffed, management.