This is a discussion on New to Agency in Agency Nurses, part of Nursing Specialties ... I've been off work for a year with Lyme (it went to my spine and I was paralyzed several months,...
I've been off work for a year with Lyme (it went to my spine and I was paralyzed several months, rehabbed now and better). I was let go by my former employer of 12 years due to exhausting all LOA, I worked in-house pool so I'm used to floating.
My dilemma is this, I just started working for an agency to work per diem assignments. First off, when given the usual load of online tests, which I did for another agency that also hired me and completed the tests just fine, well this agency sent me the links for the tests AND all the answers. Huh? Then in order to "get more jobs" per the agency, they've added to my profile that I can do tele. Now I told them I used to do tele, but I haven't been recertified or taken a tele test in over a year. At my former job it was mandatory to recertify every year or we couldn't work. But this agency is sending me on tele assignments anyway.
I can't find anything that denotes exactly what kind of training one needs to do tele legally, if there is any. But I'm feeling guilty that perhaps the hospitals I'm going to think I'm certified and I'm not. There's also been several miscommunications with this agency, they lost my time sheet after I sent it in, and other assorted red flags. I'm concerned, should I be?
Any advice is appreciated.
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