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All the best. PM me if you like cos I've been there, done that and survived. You can too. Meanwhile I will be sticking pins in the voodo dolls that look exactly like that case manager and backstabbing LPN.:angryfire. What comes around goes around.:icon_hug:
What is so funny is that I was at Books-A-Million the other night and in the New Age section I saw this "kit" complete with a doll, pins, and instruction manual that said, "Don't get mad, get revenge
!" and the first thing I thought was about glueing some stringy bleached out hair on that doll and going to work.
Maybe I shouldn't say this here, but it's the truth. I had to stop my Lamictal cold turkey when I found out I was pregnant and I had the shakes pretty bad, among being nauseated. So I go to do this monthly blood draw and I did not get the specimen with the first stick. The private duty nurse practically grabbed the needle out of my hand and said, "I'll try." So she ended up getting the specimen. After that specimen was drawn they d/c'ed the draws until further notice. The doctor wanted to start them back up a couple of weeks ago, so the LPN jumps on the phone with the doctor and insists the patient doesn't want me doing any more of her blood draws and they need authorization for the PDN in the home to do them.
So, the case worker for this patient hears about this and starts bullying the administrator and accusing me of not doing any
of the blood draws and since I turned in the paperwork for billing even though I specified the lab was obtained by the PDN she is claiming fraud and if they don't discipline
me the case worker will take "action."
I thought it was protocol to do a home health skilled nursing note whenever you went in the home.
Yes, I've lost a lot of sleep over it. I know life isn't fair. I know that what goes around doesn't necessarily come around. People like this PDN and the case worker always come out smelling like a rose. To be honest, though, if I did come face to face with either of these sociopaths, I honest to God believe there would be blows and patches of hair missing from someone's
But now I can see the tactics this agency is using. If it costs them to fire me then naturally they will offer me another position that they know I will probably refuse so they can cover themselves. They are offering me a "contracting" position doing CNA competencies or they want to put me doing strictly admissions. I hate doing admissions.
I've come out of this a more cynical and bitter person and at this time I absolutely detest this whole profession. I've even registered to finish my bachelor's degree in psychology with plans to go get a master's and teach in a community college, or something. Anything but nursing.
And it is true, I walked into this agency when it was in total chaos, I did not get an orientation. I was a brand new RN and they handed me a stack of papers and told me the charts and maps to patient's homes were up front. I'm not whining or belly aching, because, truthfully, I did not realize it was against the law for another nurse to do the stick on a blood draw if the HH nurse was not successful, and I doubt that even if I had years of HH experience I would have known that. You just come up on so many precarious situations with this HH business. It isn't about nursing, it's about rules and regulations and who can do unto you before you can do unto them.
I've had it. I'd rather haul scrap metal than do this, anymore.
I went into this with nothing and I guess it looks like I will come out with less. I was counting on that unemployment.