I work at a nursing home in town and the DON is completely ridiculous. She lies to hire night nurses that then quit, sticks us with a nurse who doesnt know what they’re doing… Theyre not even fully trained. We had a new one the other night that was asking the medtech how to do her job? How is she supposed to know? The DON has also neglected to write me up for abuse (neglect) because she was the nurse the night before, didnt do her rounds and stayed in the office half the night so she didnt see it. When i got that call my heart fucking shattered because I had messed up and it had decreased the quality of life for a resident. Which… quite honestly half the time the people at the nursing home are about the only family residents really have. But her? She keeps it off the book. She calls me 2.5hours after my shift is over, fully speaking about a resident -name included of course. I’m not sure if I need to say this or not but that’s a big nono. I know she was trying to sweep it under the rug for her own ass. I can feel it in my fucking soul. There have been other incidents that didnt involve me but this woman is very shady and we dont need that crap. Not for the residents, not for the staff.
I dont want to risk bringing in someone worse who doesnt know the place, so I dont want her fired. I want her to take responsibility and advocate for her residents and staff in a way that’s beneficial to increasing the quality of lives of the residents. And I want her to know that she is going to do it whether she likes it or not. Who could help with this?