MANDATION- what has your facility tried?

  1. Just wondering, what ploys other facilitities have tried to get away with? I worked (note the past tense) at a facilty that when staffing got critically low r/t resignations, terminations and call-offs or just short scheduling informed staff that they would call you on your day off or after your shift had ended and you had clocked out to be "MANDATED BY PHONE". No one at this facilty except admin was ever "ON CALL". But, they would call CNA's LPN's and RN's to come in.
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   hogan4736
    just say no when called

    check my job description that I signed...it says I can be mandated in extreme cases of disaster (war, war, war, etc)

    if the person persists, hang up
  4. by   txtopaandback
    CALLER ID -- A WONDERFUL INVENTION!!
    ALSO FORGOT TO MENTION THEY WOULD USE NO AGENCY NURSES.
  5. by   hey_nurse
    at the facility i work for they can mandate you if u are already working and they need a shift covered. This happens routinely to stna's. we r very shot staffed.
  6. by   hogan4736
    Originally posted by hey_nurse
    at the facility i work for they can mandate you if u are already working and they need a shift covered. This happens routinely to stna's. we r very shot staffed.
    forgive my ignorance, but 2 questions:

    1: how can they do this? I have kids at home, and things to do. LATER!

    2: why put up w/ this? The AZ SBON recently clarified that refusing mandation is NOT abandonment...

    are you in a small town w/ only one hospital?
  7. by   txtopaandback
    NO, THIS WAS NOT A SMALL TOWN HOSPITAL IT WAS A LTC FACILITY IN A SUBURBAN SETTING.
    AS FAR AS HAVING THINGS TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF OR AFTER WORK THEY DIDNT SEEM TO CARE-- THIS WAS A THREAT AND IF YOU COULD BE INTIMIDATED INTO COMING IN THAT WAS WHAT THEY WERE HOPING FOR. SOME PEOPLE -- MOSTLY CNA'S WENT FOR IT (THE INEXPERIENCED ONES).
    THE DON HAS SINCE BEEN REPLACED R/T ISSUES WITH STAFF RETENTION.
  8. by   hogan4736
    why all the caps?
  9. by   hey_nurse
    Originally posted by hogan4736
    forgive my ignorance, but 2 questions:

    1: how can they do this? I have kids at home, and things to do. LATER!

    2: why put up w/ this? The AZ SBON recently clarified that refusing mandation is NOT abandonment...

    are you in a small town w/ only one hospital?
    I live in a small Ohio town, and work in a LTC facility. The DON and Administrator don't seem to care if people have a life outside the facility. If the stna"s refuse to stay they can be fired, and if a nurse leaves it is considered abandenment, can lose your job and be reported to the board. When i am forced to mandate staff I make every effort to cover the shift so it doesn't happen but seems to be happening daily. I think I'll do some reserch today about mandation.
  10. by   txtopaandback
    don't type very well-- usually all caps or all lower case. which do you prefer?
  11. by   hogan4736
    no offense, but all caps implies shouting

  12. by   txtopaandback
    None taken, I'll just peck with 2 fingers.
  13. by   sjoe
    As always:
  14. by   plumrn
    If they are so short of help, and refuse to use agency, how can they fire one more nurse for not coming in on short notice? Seems to me, they will be cutting their own throats by firing one more employee.

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