Lowest of the Low - page 8

Hi all, Hoping for some insight, support, advice. I have now been working LTC for 9 weeks. I am a new grad, had two weeks of training, and been on the floor on my own since then, hired as a charge... Read More

  1. by   SuesquatchRN
    It's them, not you. You can't possibly know everything in 9 weeks.

    Hang in there. And find another position.
  2. by   TrudyRN
    Yes, I'd say they don't deserve a good person like you. Get out ASAP, don't look back. But do give notice (even if you spend it being off on sick leave) and do not badmouth anyone. Just say you are resigning, your last day of employment will be (2 weeks away), and you have learned much. You do NOT have to say why you're leaving but if you choose to, say you are pursuing other personal and professional opportunities. DO NOT tell them even verbally where you are going or what you decided to do. It is not something they need or have a right to know. They've made it clear that they aren't keeping you so get out now, before they fire you, so you can still use the place for a reference if you want to.
  3. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from twotrees2
    good advice - i have personally seen them copy a paients record and make a nurse "redo" her charting so it fit THIER descrition and wording to protect THIER butts - sad sad
    Uh, this is not just sad, sad; It is illegal, illegal. The nurse should have refused to rewrite it and should have reported this to JCAHO, CMS, and the appropriate state boards, not to mention the US and state Attorneys General. LOL can you imagine nurse being strong enough, militant enough to do such reporting? Maybe one in a million. Now that is sad, sad.
  4. by   banditrn
    Quote from TrudyRN
    Uh, this is not just sad, sad; It is illegal, illegal. The nurse should have refused to rewrite it and should have reported this to JCAHO, CMS, and the appropriate state boards, not to mention the US and state Attorneys General. LOL can you imagine nurse being strong enough, militant enough to do such reporting? Maybe one in a million. Now that is sad, sad.
    Trudy - I've never been asked, but I can tell you that I wouldn't change my charting to cover anyone's butt. I think the places I've worked would have known better than to even try!
  5. by   txspadequeenRN
    I knew a nurse once and she thought she was the boss and God's gift to nursing.... She decided to go through all the nursing notes and read them ,then if she did not like the way they were worded..she tore them up....Yes I said tore them up....You have never seen a red-headed Cajun go wild until her nursing notes are thrown away...:angryfire
  6. by   Simplepleasures
    Quote from TrudyRN
    Uh, this is not just sad, sad; It is illegal, illegal. The nurse should have refused to rewrite it and should have reported this to JCAHO, CMS, and the appropriate state boards, not to mention the US and state Attorneys General. LOL can you imagine nurse being strong enough, militant enough to do such reporting? Maybe one in a million. Now that is sad, sad.
    WOW,LOL, I must be that ONE IN a MILLION, at first I thought you all were referring to me. This is EXACTLY the reason I got fired, I refused to rewrite a an incident/injury report that would have required the facility to report themselves to the state.Two days later I was FIRED.I did file a complaint to a state agency that enforces the Wisconsin Healthcare Worker Retaliation Protection Act. It has been a long hard struggle , but worth ALL the grief.I am now in the appeal process and will go all the way to the SUPREME Court if need be. My attornies have been the absolute best and I am so glad they have been so strongly in my corner because the big Corporate lawyers of LTC facilities are in my opinion, the dirtiest most underhanded bulldogs I have ever seen. My daughter is a lawyer( but did not represent me) and she was in my hearing, even she was surprised at the depths theses LTC facilities will sink to.:angryfire
    Last edit by Simplepleasures on Nov 28, '06
  7. by   twotrees2
    Quote from TrudyRN
    Uh, this is not just sad, sad; It is illegal, illegal. The nurse should have refused to rewrite it and should have reported this to JCAHO, CMS, and the appropriate state boards, not to mention the US and state Attorneys General. LOL can you imagine nurse being strong enough, militant enough to do such reporting? Maybe one in a million. Now that is sad, sad.
    the only trouble is how do you prove it - ihave gone to state on the word ofothers that yes theyd back me and tell them what they see and they turned around and for fear of loosing thier jobs said not word one when state came in - subsequently lost my job and unable to prove that they fired me fo rthat reason. nice idea but isnt realistic from my personal experience having done it in teh past. what can i do then? i would liek to be stronga nd diligent again but i cant aford to - i was blessed to get this job ( which i am sure now they only hired me knowing i would not report again ) as noone else out of 30 applications even called or returend my calls to geta job. i do have to provie for my family and state has shown me thier investigation process sucks and they do not look and find much. any suggestions wouyld be great.
  8. by   banditrn
    Quote from ingelein
    WOW, I must be that ONE IN a MILLION, at first I thought you all were referring to me. This is EXACTLY the reason I got fired, I refused to rewrite a an incident/injury report that would have required the facility to report themselves to the state.Two days later I was FIRED.I did file a complaint to a state agency that enforces the Wisconsin Healthcare Worker Retaliation Protection Act. It has been a long hard struggle , but worth ALL the grief.I am now in the appeal process and will go all the way to the SUPREME Court if need be. My attornies have been the absolute best and I am so glad they have been so strongly in my corner because the big Corporate lawyers of LTC facilities are in my opinion, the dirtiest most underhanded bulldogs I have ever seen. My daughter is a lawyer( but did not represent me) and she was in my hearing, even she was surprised at the depths theses LTC facilities will sink to.:angryfire
    Ingelein - no, I'm not surprized at how low they will sink! I've not had experience with LTC lawyers, but I DO know how low hospital lawyers will sink when they want to get rid of people - I fought with them for a year over my disability.

    You hang in there, girl! You ARE one in a million!!:1luvu:
  9. by   nu2this
    KRISTY, you are certainly my HERO. New nurse, charging, having instincts, having confidence AND ACTING ON THEM!!! I, too, am a new nurse and there is no way on GOD'S green earth(or anybody's earth for that matter!!!) would I ever been able to perform the tasks you did!!!KUDOS!!! I will continuously think of your thread throughout my orientation in the E.R. Don't you dare think for one moment that you're lacking in your professionalism. Pat yourself on the back, and keep it movin'. It's times like these that makes me glad we're nurses, employment is not an issue. As my sister says (we're both nurses) R.N. means REALLY NEEDED!!!!

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