I know you have heard this over and over again but it has to be dealt with. I left work yesterday crying and on the verge of quitting. We had one call out and even without a call out we are in crisis mode. We can't even go pee. The most recent saying from our clinical coordinator is I know your not ready but another one is coming out for you. (from the OR) This is unacceptable. We have two people hired to start in December but not enough staff to train them appropriately. I know she, Judy, is going to expect us to take Pt's and train someone. This is unacceptable. We need travelers to help get us through and the OR gets them but we don't. Everyone is aware of our situation but nothing gets done. We have one traveler but its not enough and he is done late Nov. I need some push on this issue. Please help.
I responded by forwarding the email and the following to the hospital CEO, two vice presidents and the director of Quality for Hartford Healthcare.