Quote from gardenvarietyRN
it is important to consider the RN's safety in traveling and going in and out of the home alone. Anyone who has any interest in targeting the home or RN can figure out that the visits are Q6 hours.
Absolutely....Not too mention there are no street lights, since it's in BFE!
I agree that anyone on medications that may impede their practice should discuss it with their employer and make alternative arrangments. Not only is it hard on the RN, but it can create a situation that endangers the patient or place the RN's license at risk.
I have Multiple Sclerosis, but never thought I would ask an employer for a work accommodation until now. So, today I saw my doctor and he said "no way" to the midnight and 6am shifts. He isn't happy about the fact that I have to be on-call every 4-5 weeks as it is, because when I'm on call I have to alter my sleep pattern and medication times and doses due to side effects, just to be able to function. He said pushing it any more could cause an exacerbation. So, he said I can't work before 7am or after 10pm on a "regular" basis, unless I'm on-call. He said he will write them a letter or whatever I need....
So, tonight I wrote my request for accommodation letter, according to ADA guidelines and I will give it to my employer tomorrow.
Thanks for the replies!