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Lovethenurse2b25 ASN, BSN, RN

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Lovethenurse2b25 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in CCRN, Geriatrics.

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  1. Lovethenurse2b25

    What if I'm not meant to be a bedside nurse?

    Nope, instead they went to the supervisor and complained that I was not fast enough.
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    Struggling on my new job

    Yes I do have a hospital about 5 mins away from my home. But with all of the covid madness I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea to start another job so soon. Also if I would be marketable after working at a hospital for only 3 months.
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    Struggling on my new job

    I started nursing in a long term care facility and rehabilitation hospital working PRN. And recently went onto a oncology/tele/med surg unit in a local hospital. It is a big learning curve for me because I had no experience with ch?emo, IV drips, picc, blood transfusions, central lines etc. My LTC facility didn’t except patients with complex care. And the rehabilitation hospital gave me minimal IV skills. We aren’t allow to access ports or give anything through a central line etc. While I love both of my PRN jobs both facilities have been suffering tremendously with staffing issue. The LTC facility is nice but I have to worry about being mandated to stay at work because we have no nurses. At the rehabilitation hospital Im averaging about 10-12 patients with lots of heavy lifting. In dec I started a local hospital. I thought I like the job until 3 days into my orientation my supervisor told? me she didn’t think I was a good fit because I was quiet. I started on nights? and I currently have a hard time sleeping. I don’t get any sleep before a night shift so by the time I work im up for 24 hours? at a time. And after my shift I get about 4 hours of sleep. The ratio is 1:3 with adequate staffing but because I am ?the newbie last week I received 6 patients while the other two nurses I worked w?ith had one patient each. We also did not have a tech on that night. My supervisor felt that it would help me think critically by giving me a heavier assig?nment. She also stated it would prepare me for short staffing. Since working for the past 3 months I have also received complaints about not answering the call bells fast enough etc. However my supervisor stated I was really good at time management as far as documenting and giving meds on time. She went on to say that the other nursing feel I need a lot of “prompting”. I feel like I am trying my best and work at my own pace. Im running around all night without eating, drinking or even taking a break. While my co-workers are all lounging behind the desk watching netflix. I am not one to just give up or jump shift but I don’t know if hospital nursing is for me. Can anyone share other areas of nursing outside of hospital work? I currently have a BSN. I also have home health experience but it doesn’t pay well. ?
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    Sick all the time first year at the hospital

    Did you cut down hours at all to avoid getting sick? Right now I am part time I'm considering switching to days or going per diem night until I can adjust. I did not imagine that this would happen. But my hospital is very old so I can only imagine what kind of bacteria or germs are lurking around. My coworkers must be immune to it because many of them don’t wear mask at night. Meanwhile I’m wearing double mask, a shield and washing my hands nonstop. Not to mention bagging my uniform and disinfecting everything when I get home.
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    Sick all the time first year at the hospital

    Hello All, I recently landed my first job at hospital having worked in home care, rehabs and longterm care facilities. In December I had a respiratory infection causing my lymph nodes to swell. In January I test positive for covid after a small unit outbreak. My hospital does not allow us to wear N95 unless we have a confirmed positive covid patient. I was home for about 3 weeks. In feb I started night shift about two days per week 12 hour shift. This past week my unit had another covid outbreak and 5 of the patients I had for 2 weeks straight tested positive. We discovered it after 4 of our patient sitters tested positive. Also my hospital approved select patients to have visitors and 3 of the patients with visitors are positive. Unfortunately the visitors were not tested at all they were just screened with a questionnaire. This week I worked 3 days straight and now today im having severe abd pain and diar***. I am not asking for medical advice. I think that I am getting sick due to new exposure to different germs/bacteria. Has any experienced this phenomenon after starting a new job in the hospital? Also I want to add it is my first night shift job.
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    16 Hour Shifts

    I would simply tell the supervisor that at the moment I have no desire to work any overtime and not respond to any text messages or call. It's not worth your physical or mental health.
  7. Lovethenurse2b25

    How do you deal with workplace discrimination?

    Update— so I over heard my supervisor talking about an old employee who left for traveling nursing. One of the things she mentioned to the group of nursing she was talking to was that the person had a “strange personality. She didn’t not think that she was a good fit for traveling and always seem worried”. She seems very toxic.
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    How do you deal with workplace discrimination?

    Thank you for the advice. I think part of the issue is wearing mask. People are not able to see our faces. However the supervisor never actually sat down to talk with me. She was always in meetings because she directs multiple floors in the hospital. For someone with her clinical expertise and years of experience she should learn to be more welcoming. Hence why her units struggle to keep staffing. I learned to never judge a book by its cover. My preceptor is nice because she gave me a head up about the people that have a target on my back.
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    How do you deal with workplace discrimination?

    Im not sure if staying will make the situation better. My preceptor begged me to stay. She stated “if you leave it would make me look bad”. Also that “ if I changed my personality to fit theirs they will began to except me”. I am truly disappointed that a teaching hospital will allow such prejudice. And I certainly have a target on my back.
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    How do you deal with workplace discrimination?

    I do believe they are testing me. There are at least five other new nurses training. One other nurse trainee worked almost all the same days as me and she seemed just as quiet. I honestly don’t see my self being “rowdy” to fit in at all. It is nitpicking at the very least. Especially since it is not related to poor performance or tardiness etc. I noticed her negativity from the very start. The first few days she didn’t even say hello. I would like to stay and gain experience but I don’t know if they would want me too. I just think its awful during a pandemic to have to experience prejudice considering how understaffed this hospital is.
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    How do you deal with workplace discrimination?

    Yes it is an ICU unit. My preceptor said that they are use to nurses being loud which for me as a new nurse on the unit I don’t think is appropriate. It is bothering more than I imagined. My first few days of work was hectic with constant codes. My preceptor told me she didn’t have time to explain a lot and to pretty much told me to stand by. Now I’m being viewed as someone who is strange. Yes I interviewed with the director for over an hour. I cant figure out why she is concerned with figuring out my personality. For me is seems childish. The biggest concern should be patient satisfaction. Then my preceptor said “as long as I tell her your doing good she will keep you. Just prove them wrong”. She also later on stopped me to say “After today everyone likes you”. However, After only 3 days of orientation I don’t see how they wouldn't like me. Who knew that staying in your lane would get you in trouble.
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    How do you deal with workplace discrimination?

    For first time in my nursing career I left work with my feelings extremely hurt not because of my performance but because I'm not allowed to be myself. So I just started working at a teaching hospital. It is day 4 for me out of a 9 week training schedule. Over the past 4 shifts I’ve noticed my department Director had it out for me but I couldn’t quite figure out why. The same for the clinical nurse leaders who never Acknowledge me when I work, even when I speak cordially. Anyway... my supervisor pulled me into the office with concerns about me being “too quiet”. She went on to say that is was bothering her alot. She stated “I am usually good at reading peoples personality but for some reason, with you I cant. I have been a nurse for over 20 years but you have a personality I have never seem before in my life. I want to believe that its is because you are genuinely quiet otherwise I don’t think you would be a good fit for this kind of workplace environment”. She went on to say that I seemed “spaced out as if I had other worries on my mind”. Im thinking to myself how you come to this determination in only 4 days of working with me. My preceptor begged me not to say anything but she stated the Director was not sure if she liked me or not because of my quiet demeanor. Also she mentioned that other workers on the unit have been talking about it as if I was weird or strange. With me being the only Filipino nurse on the unit I feel discriminated against. After all, I really liked this job. But I am afraid it will just get worse if it is not addressed. My preceptor told me to forget about what was mentioned and try to prove them wrong. I don't feel as if I need too. After all it is my first time working in a hospital after coming from a longterm care facility with a little over a year of experience. In fact, most of it is all new to me like pca pumps, blood transfusion, chemo, cardizem drips, Tpn etc. I never wanted to offend anyone by being quiet. I just want to feel my way in. And to think this unit is struggling to keep workers. My preceptor said to grow tough skins. In no way have I ever been a push over and I have no desire to fight with anyone for being me. What would you do if you were in my situation?
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    Starting a new job with some concerns

    To be honest, after this whole ordeal I am reconsidering moving forward with this job. Another university hospital in my area uses envo mask. This hospital does not use them at all. OCC health didn’t know what an Envo mask was. There policy is to wear mask that they approve of only. Which for me is the papr.
  14. Lovethenurse2b25

    How to ask for part-time after accepting full-time position

    It doesn’t hurt to ask. But there is no guarantee they will allow you to go part time. I would be open to part time and per diem just to keep your foot in the door. Are the commute and working two jobs the only reason’s for the change of heart?
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    Starting a new job with some concerns

    Hello All, I am set to start a new job this coming Monday at a teaching hospital. This is my first time working in a real hospital setting. I currently work in a rehab hospital but we rarely have critically ill patients. At the new job I failed two N95 mask that they have duckbill and 3m. I was told per occupational health to wear a PAPR. I called the director to discuss my schedule and the papr. Per OCC health I was told to obtain if from my supervisor. The director of my unit is against it. She stated “I’ve never encountered anyone who has worn one on my unit, we don’t use papr’s, a N95 mask and goggles will work fine”. She seems as if she was upset with me. I went on to say that I have written documentation from occupational health. At my current place of employment we currently have no covid patients with covid and I wear an envo mask at all times. This hospital does not allow ENVO usage. I don't want to cause a riot about the issue but I certainly don’t want to get sick with covid. Also occupational health mentioned that the unit was just recently transformed into a covid unit. Originally it was a single room 15 bed unit for oncology patients. How should I approach the situation further? The supervisor stated she is going to investigate the situation further than get back to me. I cannot and will not put my myself or family at risk for something as little as not having proper PPE. Also several major hospitals in my area have reported this past week over 100 employee testing positive for covid. I am willing to work with protection.
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    Is it wrong to interview for multiple positions?

    Do you mind sharing your experiences while working as a psych nurse? My recruiter is begging me to take the job offer and try it out. I found out the facilities transfer policy is after 6 months. It also is a large teaching hospital so hopefully I will have the ability to move around god for bid I don’t like. One of the directors during my panel interview offered a position on the involuntary psych unit with 28 beds. My concerns are security and being injured on the job. Did working psych affect your mental health? I’ve been battling depression much more than usual since covid hit. Also do you think 6 weeks of training is enough ?
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