I am a STNA and a pre-nursing student. I work in a Nursing home. Yesterday at work, I sustained a back injury while transferring a patient from her wheelchair to her recliner. When I went to lower her into the recliner I felt something give in my back. So of course I told the RN Supervisor what had happened and spent probably 30 minutes filling out paperwork.
I went to the emergency room like a good little girl and got myself checked out. Turns out I have an aggravated sprain in my lower back or something like that. I'm not allowed to work until after I go to Work Health Care and probably go through physical therapy from the way the MD was talking yesterday.
Just ONE problem. I have a job interview
for a new job Tuesday. How will this injury and having to file for workman's comp affect me getting hired to this new job that I REALLY would like to get. It is as a hospital aide vs. nursing home aide. Please give me any info you may have. Thanks...
Feb 24, '02
Good luck. I hope your back heals quickly! Oh and don't forget to build up those abs, it helps to avoid strain on our backs.
Last edit by Huganurse on Jun 30, '02