Thursday, May 20, 2010

It Keeps On Rolling....5/28

Been over to the ER lately? Recognize the staff? If you do, you're lucky, since the majority are temp service/agency nurses.

What's the harm, it infuses the hospital with new people??? Yeah, but when the location of the simplest things takes a question, and it pulls another nurse away from patients.....

But we can see if we like a nurse's work before we offer them a postion.... How many actually take an offer from here?

You really can't fault the nurses--the ones we had have a good chance of being agency in another hospital....

No truer words have been spoken than: Familiarity breeds contempt.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Based on my experience working with agency nurses, they're good at what they do, but they get very little to no orientation as to where things are, how certain jobs are done, how to enter orders into the computer (unless they're very familiar with the particular software), etc.

By and large, they're professionals, but they don't have ties to the community, and are obligated to work at least one tour in the area, no more.

In their defense, I can tell you this with certainty- BS is BS, and is the same everywhere, whether it be Baylor U. Medical Center, PRMC, or East Dungheap General.