I thought all was well...if you read my previous post about being uncomfortable sticking at LTC because of my inexperience. I have been employed for 3 weeks actually (9 days) with no phleb experience and was told I must be cut loose to go alone into LTC to perform sticks with combative patients. I felt uncomfortable with this group...not knowing what to expect with them. I asked for a transfer and she said she would help by either finding a new postion in the lab or write a transfer. I was led to believe by my supervisor that everything would be fine. Well, i reported to work this morning and the super coordinator wanted to speak with me...she was very aggressive with me and told me there was nothing she could do for me and it would be left up to personnel. If personnel could not do anything then they would have me write a resignation and list in my record "could not perform duties" Which looks awful.
She was very condenscending and asked probing questions like "let's get this clear...you know this is what you were hired to do" of course i said no! i never knew i would be going "alone" to LTCs out of town at 5am to do this. And my hours miraculously changed from 25hours to 20 or less. She said if i wanted to be a nurse that i needed to seperate myself from what the patient feels...or get a specialty area like peds.
Nurses! Aren't there some patients that you just prefer not to work with? Are you told you are a crummy nurse b/c you can't handle working in let's say the ER? LTC is difficult! Grrr! So, it looks like i am being forced to quit. With a major flaw in my history. I basically have been screwed. I should have been more thorough with the job description. I have passed everything with flying colors...but do not like LTC. So, i am told i cannot perform my job? Trained PHELB should be doing this anyways. God knows what i have seen while being trained these last 9 days. By the way, I was told to go home today. The super coor accidentally screwed up the schedule and has too many on today. So, that would have leave me with 9 hours this week. Fishy or what?
Meanwhile "my " supervisor cowered over in the corner.
Oct 21, '02
update: It gets worse
Super coordinator called me today and said she spoke with personnel.
I have been given an ultimatum
#1 They will grant me a transfer...which enables me to go through interview processes with other depts...BUT I must continue to work in this dept until then...doing what I have told them I am uncomfortable at doing.
#2 Resign...she said I would not be eligible for rehire for 3 years and I must pay back the $175 for physical.
So basically tomorrow at 5am I am on my own for the first time collecting blood from patients with 9 days expereince...if you want to get technical only 3 days exp b/c I only watched the first 6 days of employment!
Last edit by shabookitty on Oct 22, '02