:trout: I have been on this case for 10 months doing at the most 32 hrs a week and min of 24 a week. It is for twins (very active) and have a question for anyone out there that can give me advice. One parent that use to be in the home and stay at home and go on doctor's visits and make apts and handle the refills on meds is now gone. There is a single parent in the home that works M-F day shift. We have one nurse that has joined in the care and giveing me a hard time and calling my DON and telling her I am not doing my job and I am at my wits end! There is no phone in the home, but the grandmother lives next door and it's a duplex, which I am told we can use her phone if we need to. What the problem is, I am being told I AM THE ONE That has to call and make ALL the doctor's apts and call and set up Medicaid transportation, call in all refills, etc.......... because this is a single parent and they work during normal office hours and they can't call. Am I wrong about saying, I am not going to use my personal cell phone to make long distance phone calls? It's also very hard to always go next door and borrow the family members house phone when you are medically careing for 2 very active twins! And while you are on the phone they are screaming at the tops of there lungs, hitting, biteing and hurting each other! I have called before and someone thought I was calling from a pet shop with birds yelling in the back ground!LOL
I am also worried about haveing to call 911 if I dont have a cell phone and leaveing the child to run next door and call 911. I have expressed that to my DON and they just keep telling us to talk to dad, when that gets us no where! Also I can't go to doctor's office apts alone with 2 very active twins, with active seizures, oxygen tank, diaper bag, with meds' and carry two car seats because we have to ride on Medicaid transportation! So I refuse to work on the days they have apts! I will not put my license on the line like that! One could take off and run right into the street and they will look at me and say "well why did you take them if you felt unsafe?"
Sorry this is long, I am upset because I love these kids, love what I do and am just confused. Is there a chain of command in the office for something like this? Thank you very much!