I was FIRED this week from the Home Health agency that I have only worked for 4 months. I am completely heartbroken as I have NEVER been fired before. It happens that I was hired with a huge company in Ft Worth TX as my career position as RN Case Manager. I was hired with a group of 8 new hires. When it came time to orient, there was not enough staff to have a mentor assigned to me. I was pretty much "bounced around" to ride with this nurse one day, another nurse another day. I had to go to 2 different offices that were not too busy to give me some orientation. After a few weeks of being passed around, my boss says "Heck, with your experience we just might be able to use you here in the office. So off I go to a new position called Clinical Field Staff Supervisor. This is an almost complete flip from my original RN Case Manager that I was hired for. I sat with a person of the same position in another office and then set free to start on my own. I was now attached to a computer to edit, approve and submit physician orders, process interdisciplinary coordination notes, make recert or dc decisions and conduct the weekly case conference meetings. I followed prompts and instructions step by step, made some date and clerical errors which were brought to my attention and correction. I did miss an order, entered the word CALCIUM as a medication rather than a lab test (NOT clarified on the order) I was then pulled in and told that I was being careless which could ultimately lead to a threat to patient safety which I agreed to. Rather than ask what training I could do to prevent these mistakes, I was labeled "a threat to patient safety" and terminated, effective immediately. Needless to say, I have been devastated by this. I am fairly new to Texas as I have just moved here 6 months ago from Oklahoma where I held a glowing work reputation for YEARS. Now, for the first time in my life, I am UNEMPLOYED and SCARED TO DEATH. I have posted multiple resumes for all the headhunters on line. I have been to a few agencies to fill out hard applications. Of course, the question "Have you ever been terminated or asked to resign from a position" My heart skips a beat as I answer yes to this question and I know no doubt that with this answer, my applications are being rejected. I feel my life is now in ruins. My fiance is on an out of state business assignment so I am here completely alone facing the worst crisis in my life. Has anyone else been through this?? How I wish I could have or would have told the boss who fired me that it was NEVER my attention to work in this job, I only did so at your advice and because everyone else was too busy to provide me with decent orientation and training. I am an RN, I am a Home Health RN with a lot of patient care experience. I have never worked in an office before. I feel set up and terminated under objectional circumstances. I have been having meltdowns frequently before going out to apply for more jobs. There is a LOT of competition in this area and this is a typical low census time of year. Therefore, no one is able to hire until March or April. In the meantime, I am not sure how I am going to survive.