Tragedy awaiting to happend!! - page 2

nurse was appointed in our hospital 2 yrs ago, her previous job was in a nursing home (for 5yrs) where she supposed to have completed adaptation course. a registered general nurse who does not... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    Quote from english_nurse
    the agency which supplies my hospital has just discovered a nurse working for them who wasnt a nurse really
    she was spotted by the staff on my ward
    very worrying
    And what did she show as a license from the NMC? Practicing without a license is actually a jail sentence. Hope that charges were submitted to the NMC as well about her. It is also the responsibility of the facility to verify the license, guess that they did not do that. And what about that agency? They are first in the line of fire for not verifying information and signing off that they did. That is in all contracts that agencies have with facilities. They need to lose their contract with the facility as well. Not sure how they do things on your side of the pond, but in the US, this is what would be done.
  2. by   madwife2002
    Quote from english_nurse
    the agency which supplies my hospital has just discovered a nurse working for them who wasnt a nurse really
    she was spotted by the staff on my ward
    very worrying

    How on earth did that happen? I presume the agency was investigated and fined
  3. by   english_nurse
    who knows! i was in florida at the time lol
  4. by   AZ hopeful
    We had a similiar problem last year with a newly qualified staff nurse 'waiting' for his PIN, I was his mentor and he got quite agitated when I wouldn't let him do injections etc to sign him off as competent, I kept pestering as I was leaving the job, asked him for his pass letter in the end, he brought in a module pass letter and argued that was his finals pass letter, line manager eventually took it further and turns out he had never passed his finals- had been training for 4 years as kept gettin put back- he was told to leave or be sacked and as far as I know it went to NMC - I think his arrogance was very scary, made me very aware of protecting my registration
  5. by   paris2
    Quote from paris2
    nurse was appointed in our hospital 2 yrs ago, her previous job was in a nursing home (for 5yrs) where she supposed to have completed adaptation course.

    a registered general nurse who does not know the following:
    1. what activitiy of living is,
    2. doesn't know what care plan means
    3. if asked will do bp, and pulse but doesn't know what respirotary rate means
    4. cannot pronounce urea & elecrotlytes and doesn't know what it is
    5. cannot manage if patient's fainted (left pt unattended and when uestioned she said she went to collect the bp machine)
    6. does not document major past cardiac problem in nursing kardex even tho it is identified by in the pt self health assessment form. (pt had cardiac arrest last ga)
    7. when asked by the drs to give mydricain she gives marcaine (when questioned why she gave wrong drug she said the pharmacy has replaced lignecane with marciane- totally different drug, tried to pul wool over our eyes)
    8. does not posses qualities that of a nurse (empathy, caring, comforting etc)
    has been reported to ward sisters and when ward sister confronted that staff nurse she denies everything and makes it look that others are lying.

    even one consultant has asked ward sisters to check her credential, but nothing seem to be happending

    list goes on and makes boos everyday!!

    tragedy awaiting to happend!! :angryfire
    i thought i'll give you an update on this nurse. she has commenced her post basic course and guess what, she had been done with plagiarism. makes you wonder how she has got other qualifications that she claimes to have. (bsc, ma etc)
  6. by   nightmare
    Hi,just popped into this thread and must say I'm appauled!I work in a nursing home and all the things you list as lacking in this nurse are vital to our practice!
    In the papers not so long ago one of the biggest teaching hospitals in the area discovered nurses working without up to date NMC reg.some of them were 6,8,9 years! now that is scary!Why are these people getting jobs without up to date reg?Surely Human resources should be checking everyones reg yearly/3yearly?
    A passing comment about my reg card.It is so badly printed that I am practicaly ashamed to show it as proof of reg! Not a good advert for a proffesional body(small rant over<sigh>that's better!)
  7. by   shazzie22
    Every job I have ever applied for one of the first things the employer has asked for is NMC registration and if I was here longer than 3 years I had to show it when I re-registered So how do these people get away with it
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    not sure to how they get away with it, every hospital I have worked at I ave had to show registration and get reminder from them to show new one once I get it
  9. by   madwife2002
    Where I worked they knew when your registration was due for renewal and they knew when you paid it and that you were current. If I am not mistaken as employers they can check with the NMC web site, they have a special number, or access code.
  10. by   nightmare
    That's right,in fact I'm sure that your reg card is not actually proof of reg.It says somewhere about checking the website to check if the nurse is current.
  11. by   RGN1
    Quote from nightmare
    That's right,in fact I'm sure that your reg card is not actually proof of reg.It says somewhere about checking the website to check if the nurse is current.
    That is absolutely correct.

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