Ever Been Fired? - page 3

Hi to all! Just wondering how many of you have been fired. Got a phone call on my day off, not to report to work in the morning...just come at ten to meet with DON and Administrator. Walked into... Read More

  1. by   SuesquatchRN
    tiroka,

    Thank you.

  2. by   huskersfan
    Make sure that your state doesn't require you to report to the board of nursing that you were terminated. Where I live you have to let the board know of a termination, regardless of the reasoning. Sounds like you can be glad to be gone. I had a friend fired from her job because the don just didn't like her personally, and stated that she forgot to give meds. The patient said she didn't get her meds, but was confused and the meds were gone. So they used that as an excuse. She had to report to the BON. She had no trouble finding a job and told them the whole story about termination up front.
  3. by   Maedele
    I am glad you were able to get another job and your new employer is not judgemental. Your "old" employer actually accused you of falsifying records. In most states the employer is obligated to notify the BON of a nurse's suspected misconduct and the BON will investigate. I don't know the rules in your state, but if you can you might want to check if there is a complaint against your license. Good luck with your new job.
  4. by   Simplepleasures
    Quote from Maedele
    I am glad you were able to get another job and your new employer is not judgemental. Your "old" employer actually accused you of falsifying records. In most states the employer is obligated to notify the BON of a nurse's suspected misconduct and the BON will investigate. I don't know the rules in your state, but if you can you might want to check if there is a complaint against your license. Good luck with your new job.
    Hypothetically speaking, what if you accused your employer of asking you to falsify records? Where does the nurse report this type of thing to?
  5. by   Maedele
    The nurse should then report the employer to the state board that issues the license to the nursing home, and report it to the BON.

    However, if a nurse falsifies records whether told to do so or not, that nurse is still responsible for her own actions and can be held responsible and in some cases can have her license suspended
  6. by   Simplepleasures
    Quote from Maedele
    The nurse should then report the employer to the state board that issues the license to the nursing home, and report it to the BON.

    However, if a nurse falsifies records whether told to do so or not, that nurse is still responsible for her own actions and can be held responsible and in some cases can have her license suspended
    I agree,the nurse should report the employer, BUT this does not mean that the enforcing entity will do a proper investigation or actually enforce the law that was broken,I speak from personal experience. Also I think nurses and anyone that has a family member in a LTC facilty should read the book "Patients , Pain and Politics" written by Mary Rollins Richards, RN BSN, former WI state examiner and supervisor, she spells out pretty clearly the corruption and lack of enforcement from those state agencies we so depend on.Things are not so black and white as we would think .
  7. by   linzz
    No but...I started my first job and quit after two weeks for many reasons but mainly due to the schedule. I was supposed to be part time but they only had me scheduled for 2 days in six weeks, and they would only call me in with less than 1 hour's notice. I could not arrange child care in this of situation. I am sure they could care less. I am sure I was only hired because they had an upcoming government inspection that coincidentally my 3 day orientation was schduled during, so the nurses were pretty stressed out. I figure they didn't really want to keep me anyways.:angryfire
  8. by   buildingmyfaith57
    my question is this. how many have any of you been fired than turn over to the state for any reason ?
  9. by   MrsK1223
    I was fired a few months ago after I requested an investigation into an incident between my clinical director and I. She was fresh out of nursing school, had no business in her position and was only hired after everyone that was qualified laughed at the administrator after hearing the pay. The administrator was a bit unqualified for her position as well. This is a small place. Anyway...it was the best thing they ever did for me....since then, the clinical director has been caught in lie after lie, dropping the ball in so many areas the doctors are getting upset with her, people are leaving left and right. The first thing that tipped me off to her negligent and oblivious ingnorance in the nursing field was when she TOLD me that I HAD TO give medications to a certain doctor's patients, after a policy went in effect that no nursing staff is to ever for no reason dispense medication to any patient. It had to be done by the physician in person. We had a doctor to get chewed out by a patient and rightfully so and the clinical director didn't want to tell him he would have to give out his medications to each patient since his office failed to do it prior to surgery like they are supposed to do.
    I refused and she went to PACU and told them they would have to....they refused and told her that she was not going to put their licenses on the line because she was ignorant of the law and our own facilities policies. IDIOT!
    She had even told us that she wasn't used to MANUAL labor after she failed to staff appropriately and had to actually circulate a room..this is a nurse out of school for not even a year and half....clueless I tell ya! What was administration thinking....and to think they fired me because I knew if they checked out what happened they would have seen what an idiot she was then but no, I lost my job of 3 yrs....she had been there 4 months.
    Glad I'm out of that mess. It does get better!
  10. by   Ms.RN
    hey lpn,

    i'm in michigan too. can you kinda give me name of the city where that facility is located, so i dont go near that facility? :trout: :deadhorse:lol_hitti
  11. by   allantiques4me
    Ive never been fired but you know where one door closes another opens.
  12. by   gitterbug
    Fired or quit I ended up walking away from a long held job. CNA was caught repeatedly lying, stealing, not doing work by multiple staff. HN would not hold to P/P, finally when I walked in one day, found elderly patient lying in mess, wounds covered with feces, water spilled on her for attempting to get a drink after yelling for hours(according to other patients on floor), I got CN to assess situation, cleaned up patient and told HN I would no longer be able to work with this person. HN said "fine, we don't need you." Got my notes done, counted narcs, got my stuff and left after handing her my narc key. At times I have regretted it, but mostly not. She later fired but it took a patient dying to get her out.
  13. by   DiannaK
    Quote from care4u247
    I would not tell a potential employer that you have been fired. Just state that the job was not a good fit for you and you left. I know in CT. the employer can only give the dates you worked and cannot tell if you been fired or if you quit.
    How do you learn what the laws are in your state??

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