My employment was just ended because of an incident report

  1. I am a new CNA certificate holder. The job seemed to overwhelmed me with requirements. I tried to fulfil it. However at the last working day, some resident reported me because I did not change her. In fact I had not had enough time to change her that night after changing others. I told other colleagues to help when I left the shift and the result is this: the employer wanted to stop my work.
    It's ok but not fair, with mistakes as abuses like mine, I could report many CNA who I witnessed their abusing signs. How the empoyer can be rude like that as if it is the law asks them to do so. Only once of being reported, I lost the job. Is it because too many CNA available and they can throw an employee as a trash?
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from Anhnguyen2912
    I am a new CNA certificate holder. The job seemed to overwhelmed me with requirements. I tried to fulfil it. However at the last working day, some resident reported me because I did not change her. In fact I had not had enough time to change her that night after changing others. I told other colleagues to help when I left the shift and the result is this: the employer wanted to stop my work.
    It's ok but not fair, with mistakes as abuses like mine, I could report many CNA who I witnessed their abusing signs. How the empoyer can be rude like that as if it is the law asks them to do so. Only once of being reported, I lost the job. Is it because too many CNA available and they can throw an employee as a trash?
    Was that the first time a patient or supervisor had complained about you at that job?
  4. by   Marisette
    I'm sorry to about your job loss. It sounds unfair. Short staffing and excess work load is quite common in nursing. Supply and demand is part of the problem in some areas. However, I sometimes question how much we value caregivers in our society. It may be difficult emotionally for you at this time, but keep your head up, apply for as many jobs as possible, and give yourself another chance.
  5. by   Anhnguyen2912
    Yes this is the first time. And it was my 3rd working day on floor as an CNA
  6. by   Anhnguyen2912
    Thank you very much
  7. by   Workitinurfava
    Sound like the job did you a favor. Last thing you needed was to be reported to the board by this dysfunctional place.
  8. by   caliotter3
    Prepare yourself for finding similar circumstances in other facilities. However, most facilities will not terminate a new employee after only three shifts or one complaint.
  9. by   Creamsoda
    You have only been there 3 days. Like another poster said, sound like they did you a favor and likely not a great working environment that you want to stay in.
  10. by   Orion81RN
    When you are that behind you need to ask for help much sooner AND let the patient's nurse know. You were fired, but that nurse is ultimately responsible. If during your shift, you are drowning and no one can help including the nurse, you need to get on top of it and call the nurse supervisor on call and let them know. One call from the nurse supervisor to the floor nurse and the floor nurse will be in that room to avoid neglect accusations.

    What you did, even though poor staffing is not your fault, is considered neglect. You HAVE to get ahead of the issue and let someone know, "Look, if I don't get help, this pt will not be changed the entire shift." That will get the floor nurse's asnd nurse supervisor's attention.

    You may still get fired for being a "slow worker" in their minds, but at least you will have done the right thing and not be fired for neglect. That's important for getting your next job.

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