Want to resign outright. What happens? - page 3

by SoundofMusic 7,141 Views | 26 Comments

I am in a horrible position in a facility which I want to run not walk from, ASAP. I don't care about the money anymore ...I WILL lose my license in this place if I stay. (Luckily my spouse earns enough that I can quit for a few... Read More


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    Quote from SoundofMusic
    Really appreciate all the responses here. While I do understand that it's important to remain professional, this place I'm at is like a psycho ward. It's a new rehab hospital that has only been open for 6 months. So far they've fired one nurse who I've worked with for years and who was an outstanding RN in every respect for what just seemed petty reasons more than anything. They also just fired the Chief Nursing Officer and none of us can figure out why. Both of these employees were asked to resign w/ no notice ....why should we as employees, then be concerned about giving this organization our notice?

    Over the weekend we had a stream of new admissions, yet the MD would not come in to write admitting orders in person for some 8 hours. Our computer system also went down, so here we all were, w/ no orders, no MARS for 2-3 hours while doing a.m. meds. We ran out of flushes halfway through, so I had to make many of my own w/ needles, etc. It was INSANE. I just feel there is no guidance now from any of the remaining mgrs, everyone seems to be too busy to talk, or, "well, your'e an experienced nurse now, you should be able to train for 3 days and just DO this ...techs are horrid, lack of staff, lack of help. This hospital is accepting more acute demented falls risk patients by the day even though it's supposed to be rehab only. Falls are in the uprise in this place because no one is watching . ...I'm just over it. I'm only part time and NEVER, EVER want to work for this establishment again . ..ever. I also do not feel I will ever run into any of the management again.

    I feel at this point, that in any upcoming interview I'd be glad to explain why I left suddenly. If doctors aren't available to be there to admit patients, if we can't even stock basic supplies, if we're grossly overworked and understaffed ....why shouldn't I leave?

    I'm in grad school and doing very well. I want to be an NP someday, but I need to retain my RN license. I'm a good nurse, but still need guidance as I've only been an RN for 3 years. I just can't deal with no guidance, no help, nothing ... I feel at risk the moment I walk in. In this situation, I feel that walking out IS the lesser evil.

    I was at my former job for 3 years. Although it was bad, also -- I never felt abandoned by MD's, or had to search for supplies. I almost always had what I needed to do my job.

    sounds like you already have your mind made up.
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    Stick out the two weeks out and if you seriously think that patient care is at risk because of poor management perhaps a call to the appropriate authorities is in order.
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    Quote from BurntOutRN
    sounds like you already have your mind made up.

    I was thinking the same thing.

    OP, you've made your choice. If you don't want to continue working there, and are not worried about the consequences, then quit.

    Your license is more important than anything..
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    It is not worth it. Do not leave without notice. You will get through it knowing you have a way out. You will be glad later.
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    Could you go in and give your two weeks notice, and very professionally explain to your manager that you cannot continue to work in your current environment as it is even one more day. Let her know that you are prepared to stay out your two weeks doing non-patient care, or doing patient care if she can insure that you are in a safe environment. If you are put back in the same environment you will call safe harbor. You might even want to type something up for her to sign to this effect. Then she will either accept, or fire you. Then you will have a letter of recognition, and your letter (signed or not) to take to your next interview to show what has happened. You will have also shown great maturity in trying to problem solve, work with your employer, doing what is right, and taking responsibility and protecting your patients, and license.
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    Give 2 weeks notice. You never know if this place will be bought out by someone else, later be run better, etc. You If you are part-time, that is just 5 shifts, right? You can possibly be sick for some of them, Ask co-workers to fill in for you on other days....
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    Have your Doctor put you on a Medical Leave, then don't go back.....


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