Effect of Public Reprimand on Current Job? - page 2

Hi everyone, I have recently dealt with the board of nursing over an issue with how an order was given (and how I interpereted it) and a charting violation. I recieved a public reprand which... Read More

  1. by   kimressler
    I had a similar situation occur 14 years ago. If have worked in other areas such as research and education. Every position I applied for over the years I got no response, no interview or a email message that said thank you for your interest, but the position is filled. Unfortunately, the position(s) are still listed weeks later. I did have an interview and was then called back for a 2nd interview. The manager for this facility pulled out my letter of reprimand and read statements that I needed to respond too. I wish I could have reviewed the content prior to the second interview, but what really got me is I have never worked for this facility and the facility was bought out by a larger healthcare network. As I was trying to explain the situation, the year it drug out and all the money it cost me. My attorney said I had to agree to something, pay a fine and take a course on documentation. There is not enough time to share how this really rolled out and my actions were no different than any of the other nurses. What absolutely has me in a tailspin is the fact that they have a chart on me that is written DO NOT HIRE. The chart is 10-12 years old. I am stressed and heart broken and do know if I have anyway of rectifying this. It's as thou I have a target on my back. I may not be able to get my hours in by the end of the year and will have to let my license go inactive. Does anybody have any suggesstions, are there attorneys that excel in this area. I don't want to be malicious, I just want a chance. But with the public record, and an old chart circulating around my chances are hopeless. I have cried, tried to think logically,etc. Any thoughts or resources I could go to?
  2. by   RNinIN
    Quote from com4table
    Hey guys,

    I decided not to disclose immediately and just ride it out until I was admitted to CRNA school in a few months...
    I don't know about CRNA schools, but this whole thing may be a big negative, you may not be able to sit for certification even if you do get admitted to the school. Please check into that with the BON before you possibly spend big $$ (or accumulate big loans) and a lot of time attending this intense program.
  3. by   SoundofMusic
    Well, I am going through something similar now. Don't have the reprimand yet, but the attorney I hired said it's a 50/50 chance. My error was alleged to be falsifying information. And I did falsify something, although at the time it did not seem like a huge matter to me, and I was trying to satisfy the demands of a patient at the time. I made a stupid mistake. I meant no harm, but it was definitely stupid and careless of me. So, in all of this, I have done two things:

    1. I have taken full responsibility for my action, have taken CME's and done everything possible to fully understand the why's and how's of my violation.
    2. I have admitted it to the board, and to the the new employer I have recently been hired by.

    In doing all of this, as unbelievably hard and mortifying as it was, I learned fully from the error, and I operated out of full disclosure and honesty going forward. Believe me, THIS is the best policy for all involved. Once I explained what happened at an interview, the doctor basically understood and felt I would do better working for him, as his office would provide better admin support. From there on, the problem has just gotten smaller and smaller.

    Yes, it may be on my license for anyone to view, but I will be glad to tell my story in the future.

    Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE makes mistakes. I had no ill intent when I made my error, but I had to understand that what I did WAS wrong and unacceptable to practice. Sometimes you just have to learn the hard way. If, however, you are the type of person who did or does have an extremely ill intent when making an error, perhaps you don't need to be in practice ....I mean, we do have an ethical standard to follow and you have to want the best for your patients and for your employer.

    So, you learn, you move on, you don't let it entirely define you, and you get whatever job you can. then you work hard in that job and recover your practice as much as possible.

    But honestly is the best policy -- full disclose everything to everyone who has the right to know (not to anyone else, however -- it's your business only), and go from there.

    I feel after my experience that folks are far more forgiving than you'd expect, especially if you are honest with them. While I'm still going through everything now, I feel I will likely be a stronger provider in the long run.

    Oh, and don't set foot in any practice without your own personal malpractice policy. Remember, it also pays your legal fees if you happen to be reported for something, and/or have a claim against you. Hiring any lawyer to start runs at least $2500 and up.