Would you accept a shift...

  1. 0 With a Hospice Agency you only interviewed with, but they have not processed your paperwork, done a TB skin test, done a background check, checked your license or oriented you as to the caseload and the needs of each client?

    I was just called to cover shifts this weekend but none of the above has been completed. I just don't have a good feeling about it you know? Too many red flags IMHO. What would you all do?
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    About LTCNS, LPN

    LTCNS has 'More than 19 years as a LPN' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'LTC, Clinic Nursing'. Joined Sep '12; Posts: 573; Likes: 803.

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  4. Visit  Nascar nurse profile page
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    I would assume that someone's wires are crossed. I envision HR happened to update you on their phone list & in another office a scheduler is just running down the phone list looking for coverage & didn't even realize you are brand new.
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    Quote from Nascar nurse
    I would assume that someone's wires are crossed. I envision HR happened to update you on their phone list & in another office a scheduler is just running down the phone list looking for coverage & didn't even realize you are brand new.
    I can see how that could happen, however, it was actually the person who interviewed me that called me to cover the shifts. I reminded her that my paperwork wasn't completed, but she said she was desperate. I'm not even in the system yet lol!

    Maybe I'm making too much out of it, but I just don't have a good feeling about it you know? No orientation, have no clue about the client, etc...

    I told her I will come in Monday to complete the process. I will feel a lot better about it then.
    Last edit by LTCNS on Jan 24, '14
  6. Visit  Nascar nurse profile page
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    Yikes! I would be worried too.
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  7. Visit  LTCNS profile page
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    Quote from Nascar nurse
    Yikes! I would be worried too.
    Exactly! I very much need the money as I lost my job a couple of weeks ago, but my gut tells me don't do it. It's not worth it.
  8. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    As long as I knew there would be no problems with my processing and I knew that they had verified my license, I would attempt to help them in their hour of need. But I would be very careful. One time I was in the office at lunch time; an urgent need came about, I was dressed in casual clothes and was ready to fall over from hunger. I got a copy of the necessary info, and told them I was going through a drive thru on my way, and they gave me the ok to go in civilian clothes. I would not have done that if I did not feel that I had support from the managers. Kind of hard to have that kind of feeling when you haven't even gone through the hiring process yet.
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  9. Visit  JJsMama79 profile page
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    I would not do it.....something fishy.....what if something were to happen and you're not technically an employee? Not cool.
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  10. Visit  LTCNS profile page
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    Quote from JJsMama79
    I would not do it.....something fishy.....what if something were to happen and you're not technically an employee? Not cool.
    That was part of my thinking as well. My gut has yet to fail me and it's screaming "don't do it." Even in nursing homes an agency nurse gets a brief orientation at least, but I have had none. I just can't bring myself to sit with a hospice patient for 12 hours not knowing a thing about him/her. As much as I need the money, I just can't risk it.
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  11. Visit  NC29mom profile page
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    Run away.. fast
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  12. Visit  Retired APRN profile page
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    In situations like this, I follow my gut.

    There may have been non-verbal or contextual cues that you picked up on but can't define. If it feels fishy, be careful.
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  13. Visit  canoehead profile page
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    No orientation, no go. You don't know what kind of people you are working for, or if the reason they are short is because the clients are nuts.
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  14. Visit  LTCNS profile page
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    Thank you all for the responses. It's good to know I'm not the only one who feels something isn't right. I have decided I'm just going to pass on the whole thing. It's just too risky.
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  15. Visit  Retired APRN profile page
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    Quote from canoehead
    No orientation, no go. You don't know what kind of people you are working for, or if the reason they are short is because the clients are nuts.
    ...or the management!
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