fired for fall right after training? what to do? - page 2

by Prac

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I was told to give the phone to patient, not mine, wasn't told to stay, she fell.... Read More


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    Usually someone isnt going to get fired over something like this unless A) the patient was seriously injured B) the CNA was blatantly negligent bordering on insuboridinate, or C) there were other problems with an employee and this was the final straw(or the excuse to fire them).

    No way to know what the case was without more information. People who are fall risks are left unattended in wheelchairs all the time where I've worked, but they always needed to have an alarm placed on them of some sort. The person who put them in the wheelchair is responsible for the alarm being on, regardless of whether it is "their patient". Did you neglect to put a chair alarm on this person?
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    The patient had mutiple problems already, I dont' know if she broke any bones, I'm thinking she did, but I had a good case some of the other employees had said, I mean they either didn't pull my license cause they were doing me a favor, or they didn't have a good case. I mean the aide to patient ratio is just ridiculous. Nobody does it like in school. Nobody gets two people to lift, not enough hoyers, I guess more room, more hoyers. Nursing homes suck. How can they justify the ratio? I know I screwed up, I just want to get a job in like a hospital. I want to move passed it.
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    I am taking responsibility and I'm sorry that the patient got hurt more. I'm thinking I should of had better training there and in school more practical real time experience in ltf or alf. Sorry if it showed like I didn't care.
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    Nah, don't put it down. The place sounded slummy if they didn't take the time to invest in you, then why should you bother? Let the next job know that you are new and would like to be orientated in. I've been a CNA with hha for 2 years on each case so a total of four years (from age 20 till 25 right now) I decided to pick up CNA in the fall and the job I got hired at STILL orientated me to their pt's for 2 months! It was crazy and a lot more in depth than I had started, but overall I knew they cared not just for the pt but for their staff as well.
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    I don't think u understand, I'm trying to get another job at a nursing home or hospital. I was just out of training and I don't think its fair that my career should be over. I would like to go into nursing, and I do well with the one client now, no falls, bathing, dressing, transfer, changing and such. I need more money though, and I do well in the classroom too.
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    Quote from mintygirl
    Nah, don't put it down. The place sounded slummy if they didn't take the time to invest in you, then why should you bother? Let the next job know that you are new and would like to be orientated in. I've been a CNA with hha for 2 years on each case so a total of four years (from age 20 till 25 right now) I decided to pick up CNA in the fall and the job I got hired at STILL orientated me to their pt's for 2 months! It was crazy and a lot more in depth than I had started, but overall I knew they cared not just for the pt but for their staff as well.
    2 month orientation?? Man, that's awesome, I wish I had received that much orientation. The nursing home I worked at only gave me 4 days of orientation in spite of the fact that I was an inexperienced CNA fresh out of school, then sent me out on my own. To be honest I could have probably benefited from a lot more orientation.

    To the OP: Just learn from your mistake and move on. Apply for other jobs in the CNA field and make sure that you take precautions in the future to ensure this never happens again. You should be able to get hired somewhere else, my first CNA job at a nursing home didn't work out so well either and I was also scared I'd have trouble finding future employment, however I actually got hired almost immediately afterward at a nearby assisted living. So just pick yourself up, move on, learn from your mistakes and most importantly, don't give up. Keep trying until you've got yourself another job.
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    Ty. And what does op mean? Other person
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    Quote from Prac
    Ty. And what does op mean? Other person
    OP = Original Poster, the member who originated this thread. In this case, OP is you.


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