Do the state inspectors ever show up on noc shift?

  1. I have seen state inspectors show up on day and eve shifts. Has anyone ever heard of the state showing up on noc shift to do an inspection? Thanks
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  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    As a LTC care manager, I once received a frantic call from the noc shift nurse at 0530 on an icy Sunday morning: the survey team had just walked in the front door.

    So, in one word, the answer to your question is YES! :uhoh21:
  4. by   FROGGYLEGS
    They got us this year at 0400 on a Monday morning and they came out fighting. I've heard of other times when they've hit on night shift as well. 0400 is the earliest I've heard of. Once they came in on us at 0600, but that time they had a conference first and it was day shift by the time they came out of their rally.
  5. by   OneChattyNurse
    the way i understand it, they are required to do a certain percentage on an "off shift". i have worked in ltc for about 10 years and have never had it happen. but then again...never say never!!!
  6. by   mandykal
    I want them to come at noc...

    I love the way this looks....Everyone moving the in one movement.
  7. by   KaroSnowQueen
    I have came to work and night shift nurses frantic, state in the door at 4 am
    The same facility, the next year they showed up at 10 pm.
  8. by   NursesRmofun
    Sorry, I don't know, personally...but I see others say they do come at night. Ours' came at 0800 a.m. and stayed 4 long days.
  9. by   bargainhound
    Yes, they certainly do. Be prepared for visit at any hour of the day or night.
  10. by   Blackcat99
    Thanks everyone for your messages. I am thinking of looking for a noc shift position in August and was wondering if I would ever have any "state visitors" in the middle of the night. Yes it looks like I might.
  11. by   sharlynn
    They have never started a survey on the night shift yet, But they always come in at least one morning early to view peri care, med pass etc. The night shift alwaays dreads it.
  12. by   TELEpathicRN
    They came to our facility on a Sunday! I never had heard of them working weekends!! They seem to enjoy suprising people.
  13. by   Destinystar
    :chuckle :hatparty: Not before like 5:00 am. These are government employees who are not about to go out of their way unless they absolutly have to. They know that noc hours are 11pm until 7:30 am so if they show up at 5 am or 6 am they meet the requirement for checking out the noc shift. They are no more willing to roll up there sleeves and to knock them selves out for the elderly then the owners of the facilities are. Once in a while an administrator or DON will just to catch the staff in the act. Most buildings are locked up at night and the inspectors have to go beating the door down to get in which puts the staff on alert (wakes them up for sure).
    Quote from Blackcat99
    I have seen state inspectors show up on day and eve shifts. Has anyone ever heard of the state showing up on noc shift to do an inspection? Thanks
  14. by   Blackcat99
    Quote from Destinystar
    :chuckle :hatparty: Not before like 5:00 am. These are government employees who are not about to go out of their way unless they absolutly have to. They know that noc hours are 11pm until 7:30 am so if they show up at 5 am or 6 am they meet the requirement for checking out the noc shift. They are no more willing to roll up there sleeves and to knock them selves out for the elderly then the owners of the facilities are. Once in a while an administrator or DON will just to catch the staff in the act. Most buildings are locked up at night and the inspectors have to go beating the door down to get in which puts the staff on alert (wakes them up for sure).
    :chuckle I agree with you 100%

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