Fired from first job. Now what???

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    Hello All.

    I am a new LPN (Aug 2013) and was recently hired at a LTC facility. After four weeks into my orientation period, I was fired for not completing treatments. During the same time the state survey was conducted and the facility received a flag related to treatment issues. I have accepted responsibility for my actions, learned from this experience and now want to move on.

    I'm just not sure how to handle this job on a resume/application or in interviews. I did learn a lot and gained some valuable experience, but since I was employed for only a month I am not sure what to do. Any advice would be helpful.

    Thanks so much!
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    Quote from TrulyBlessed13
    Hello All.

    I am a new LPN (Aug 2013) and was recently hired at a LTC facility. After four weeks into my orientation period, I was fired for not completing treatments. During the same time the state survey was conducted and the facility received a flag related to treatment issues. I have accepted responsibility for my actions, learned from this experience and now want to move on.

    I'm just not sure how to handle this job on a resume/application or in interviews. I did learn a lot and gained some valuable experience, but since I was employed for only a month I am not sure what to do. Any advice would be helpful.

    Thanks so much!
    I think sometimes it helps to work for a nursing agency and to have only one patient at a time. It also helps because you can have more control over how much work is piled on you.
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    WHY would you not complete treatments!?!
    LadyFree28, HarryTheCat, Wegie57, and 1 other like this.
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    That is not the whole story, but I did not include the related details as I did not think it was necessary.

    If you have any advice on whether or not this experience should be included on my resume or applications, it would be greatly appreciated.
    CrazyGoonRN likes this.
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    Quote from TrulyBlessed13
    That is not the whole story, but I did not include the related details as I did not think it was necessary. If you have any advice on whether or not this experience should be included on my resume or applications, it would be greatly appreciated.
    It probably is necessary. Most posters answers will depend on the reason you were fired, and whether or not you choose to Honestly disclose that on furniture applications or interviews.m you were there for four weeks and still on orientation. It seems a bit premature to me,t hat they would make a decision to let you go Without any sort of warning or remediation.
    LadyFree28, HarryTheCat, sapphire18, and 1 other like this.
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    Were you signing off that you DID do treatments when you really did not, or just flat out didn't do them. Because one is FAR worse than the other
    LadyFree28 likes this.
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    During the first three weeks of my orientation another nurse completed the treatments. At the end of the 3rd week, the treatments were shifted to me and I began doing them at the beginning of my fourth week. Problem is that no one had signed off on anything for a week, so I did. It was a mistake and very poor judgement on my part. The state came in, found some issues, gave the facility a flag and I was fired.
    Hopefully this provides enough info to give me some advice. I just did not want to sound like I was finger pointing or not taking responsibility. Thanks for understanding.
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    NEVER chart something that you didnt do.
    LadyFree28, RN59217, and HarryTheCat like this.
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    LTCs love to fire people. Just hope the next interviewer is understanding. Mention that you learned a hard lesson and you will do better next time.
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    Quote from middleagednurse
    LTCs love to fire people.
    I totally agree with this. But always need to hire more people.

    But, to answer the question. I would be honest in the interview if asked.


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