Pros: the benefits with the company were okay.
Cons: shortage of staff, wrong type of people in management.
The company did a great job in remodeling the facility. It looked much more modern and clean than it had prior. The nurse to resident ratio was overwhelming say the least.. Very short staff on the evening and night shifts. Who am I kidding? Day shift also most days.You had received write up's for asinine things such as not clocking out for lunch/dinner breaks or having to work over the shift to try to finish the charting/admission paperwork from the shift you just worked. These type of write up's were due to the amount of work load to be managed. The managers that were in the facility at that point did not ever help the staff floor nurses if they were working short. NP's, MD's would come in leave charts with new orders all over the nurses station. As the nurse you had to keep attending and passing medications all shift for the minimum 30-40 residents-Don't forget blood sugars and insulin to be administered if needed. These, ofcourse, included the constant interruptions of running down the hall to answer the phone ringing at the desk, if any incident should be discovered or happen, or emergency as sending to the hospital.
Least ways, you begin to ponder how you love caring for people but are you doing it within the proper manner while working?