Jtag!!

  1. What happens when a facility recieves a IJ tag? I heard that all the nurses licenses are in jeopardy...is that true? What if you never even met that resident, but you work at the facility....can your license be in jeopardy if you weren't even at the facility the entire time the resident was there???
    Last edit by ndragonfly on Jan 7, '11
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  3. by   bill4745
    What is a JTag?
  4. by   ndragonfly
    immediate jeopardy
  5. by   INLPN93
    Quote from ndragonfly
    What happens when a facility recieves a IJ tag? I heard that all the nurses licenses are in jeopardy...is that true? What if you never even met that resident, but you work at the facility....can your license be in jeopardy if you weren't even at the facility the entire time the resident was there???
    No, usually those in care of the res for a certain time frame can be interviewed as to circumstances surrounding the IJ tag and its decision to be given.
    IJ tags are against the facility for not meeting res. safety. The facility may decide to terminate staff over this issue.
    If you did not care for the res, you should not be affected by a IJ tag.
  6. by   mentalhealthRN
    It means usually, I think, that they have 30 days to make changes to whatever the IJ tag was for. Then the state will back to check to see what changes have been made and if the changes make for a safe environment, that education about it has been done to all staff, etc.
  7. by   debRN0417
    A "J" tag means that there was a finding that resulted in immediate jeopardy. What was the issue?
    If a facility gets an immediate jeopardy, then whatever it is/was must be corrected immediately. The facility must present a plan of removal to the survey team usually before the team can leave the building for any reason. When a facility is in immediate jeopardy fines are imposed by CMS beginning at the time the finding was brought to the attention of the facility until the acceptance of the plan of removal by the survey team. The plan of removal must be validated by the team so that could be a matter of hours or days. The penalty is stiff, and can result in the facility loosing admission priviledges as well...but it depends on that the issue is in some cases. A "J" can also lead to substandard quality of care which can result in more fines and an extended survey. The administrator and director of nursing are reported to the department of health professions licensing board. The medical director is contacted as well as all of the residents who were found to be in the immediate jeopardy, as well as in the expanded sample for the extended survey. The staff nurses would not be reported unless it was due to something that they had done to cause the IJ, as with any other situation that would seriously impact a residents health, safety, or well being. Even though the facility presents a plan of removal the facility is still cited with the deficiency that comes out on their survey report cited as a level "J" although in the body of the citation it is documented that a plan of removal was presented and outlines that plan of removal.
    I may could explain better if I knew a little more about the situation, but this is a summary of what it is.
  8. by   ndragonfly
    Well from what I hear the tag was lifted, apparently they found the charting that they said wasn't there and everything is good again. I wish we had computer charting, it would make life so much easier!
  9. by   CapeCodMermaid
    I've never heard of an IJ tag being lifted because of a bit of documentation. Are you sure you've got the whole story?
  10. by   debRN0417
    I agree CCM. Ususally a J Tag is not the result of documentation...that sounds strange....Unless they meant that the immediate jeopardy situation was lifted because of the submission of the plan of removal...???
  11. by   heathermarie43
    Quote from ndragonfly
    What happens when a facility recieves a IJ tag? I heard that all the nurses licenses are in jeopardy...is that true? What if you never even met that resident, but you work at the facility....can your license be in jeopardy if you weren't even at the facility the entire time the resident was there???
    So, does it affect the people who took care of that residents nursing license?? what all happens??
  12. by   bessa0813
    Can a DON be fired if they fight the IJ tag and lose?
  13. by   bluegeegoo2
    Quote from bessa0813
    Can a DON be fired if they fight the IJ tag and lose?
    I have yet to hear of or see a D.O.N. Keep their job when the IJ is in nursing. Not saying it doesn't happen, just that I have not seen it myself.
  14. by   bessa0813
    Quote from bluegeegoo2
    I have yet to hear of or see a D.O.N. Keep their job when the IJ is in nursing. Not saying it doesn't happen, just that I have not seen it myself.
    And how long have you been in nursing? Just asking BC my facility now has an IJ and the DON had yet to be replaced as management during investigation and they plan to dispute the IJ in Austin tx. I know it sounds bad but our DON IS AWFUL and I think should be replaced

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