And am currently looking for a new job. Just a little background I work in a 75 bed LTC as an RN (it was the only job I could find right out of school) worked there for about a year and a half. Haven't had any issues other than once last August which I got a "verbal warning" (but had to sign the paper?) fast forward to Saturday, my aide was going to give a shower to one of our residents and when she pulled off the ted hose there was fluid leaking from his heel.
Since I have been told time and time again not to ever put "pressure" area I wrote up the incident as a popped blister until my supervisors could look at it. I did ALL of the required paperwork, had my aides sign that we discussed this case and how to prevent it and put it into the "DON" mail slot in my station. I also had a resident fall that same night which I turned in the paperwork in the same spot (this will be important to the story later.)
I spoke with my manager on Sunday about it and told him what I thought needed to change and he told me to write an order for one of the things, so I did. I go into work on Tuesday and the day nurse on my station says our DON is hot because nothing was done about this incident for 3 days and kind of hints that I am going to be in trouble.
Well his weekly skin assessment hasn't been done in over 10 days and I am not the nurse responsible for his weekly skin assessment. Well I was kind of confused and not understanding why I would be in trouble for this, I did my required work.
So my manager comes into my station and I confront him, just plain out ask him if I am in trouble for this and he says well yeah kind of nothing has been done for 3 days and you never turned in an incident report to let us know this was an issue, ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm excuse me??????
I said first of all I did turn in an incident report, I put the res on 72 hour charting, I charted on him and so did the next 8 shifts after me, I notified the family and doctor and I said I talked to you about it on Sunday and you told me to write the order for something and I did. HE HAD THE GAUL TO SAY "HM I DON'T REMEMBER THAT CONVERSATION." tears started flowing. So he later pulls me into his office to sign my write up so I ask him out of curiosity, I had another resident that fell do you have that incident report" which he answers yes, I said oh convenient. I know what the story is, he didn't do his job so instead of holding him responsible he probably pitched the paperwork so it looks as though I didn't do my work so I can take the hit.
Its a facility acquired pressure ulcer so that looks bad on him if he didn't do his work on Sunday immediately. I was such a wreck emotionally yesterday crying on and off all day and wishing and praying that something else will come my way soon as far as another job. I cannot believe what a bold faced liar my manager is, just goes to show you, you can trust no one. Sorry this was so long but had to get it out. Do you think I should have signed the write up or argued it more, like I said I was an emotional wreck and just didn't want to even look at my manager.
Last edit by Joe V on Oct 5, '12
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