A nurse only 3 months and allready trouble?

  1. So, I get called into my DON's office the other day.. she wants to ask me some questions. She saw the immediate worry on my face and states "Oh, it's nothing bad.. don't worry." She asked if I worked on a certain day. Well, my bad memory I say.. do you have a schedule ? because honestly I don't remember if I did or not.. so, we get one.. we see that I did work. She asks if I remember "A certain aide coming to me about a certain resident" ... I think... Since it is sooo generalized I'm wracking my brain as to what this could be about. So, she asks the social services worker if she can "get a little more specific" .. so she tells me the resident's name and asks if anyone came to me about any issues with them. I immediately respond with "no".. because I would remember anything about this particular person.. as they are not mentioned every day. So, she looks at me and asks if I'm sure.. I say yes. So, she seems satisfied with that and goes on her way, thanks and dismisses me. I really didnt think much of it as I know most things are investigated.. wether you know anything or not.. they have to ask. Today, the social services lady comes to me and asks me if I can be in one day during the week to talk to the investigator becasue "I was one of the staff members working that day, and I was working that residen'ts hall, and she wants to interview anyone who was working that day, that shift, with that aide." I say yeah.. ill be there. So, I'm very worried. I find out that the aide in question told the DON that she reported this "verbal argument" to me and the charge nurse.. This is honestly the first I've heard about this incident.. yes i was working that side but when I went into this particular resident there were no signs to make me believe she was frustrated or even doubt anything. So, basically it comes down to this other nurse and I words against this aides.. although the aide in question had been fired immediatley. Am I making too much of this? or is this grounds for real worry?
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  3. by   jesskalpn
    The incident in question was a verbal argument? What was this argument about?

    I imagine you're not talking to an investigator because you've been implicated. From what you've said, it sounds more like they just need to have statements on hand to support the termination of the aide(for dishonesty?).

    Hope everything turns out ok.
  4. by   lvlissl2ebecca
    Quote from booogalooobaby
    The incident in question was a verbal argument? What was this argument about?
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    I honestly dont know.. they didnt give me the specific details.. i just know that there was an arguement between this aide and the resident.. the aide claims to have told me (the nurse), yet I knew nothing of it.
  5. by   SuesquatchRN
    Sounds like the aide was terminated for verbal abuse and she tried to cover herself by saying she had reported the altercation to you. I don't think you need to worry, just tell the truth.
  6. by   Sabby_NC
    Be yourself and report exactly what your day was like.
    Sounds like you do not have to worry my dear. Be honest and sincere. Some one else is trying to cover their own tooshie!
    Do let us know how things pan out ok? *hugs*
  7. by   MzMouse
    Just tell the truth. Like you stated, being informed of a verbal altercation is something we would all remember.

    I hate when management plays around a subject with vague questions. I know they aren't always "free to share certain information." (This is one of my manager's top ten favorite phrases.) But in most cases we could give them better answers and clear up problems if they could be honest and tell us what's happening.

    Sorry you are stuck in this. Let us know what happens.
  8. by   KimmieNEAL
    If you were not a CNA prior to becoming a nurse believe me this is a different world than anything else you might have ever done. I had never worked in health care prior to becoming a nurse and it took me a while to be able to accept that there are people who will stab you in the back (even if THEY are in the wrong) if it comes to it. All of the nurses where I work were recently called into the DON's office largely for what the CNA's are doing/not doing on the weekends. I happen to work baylor
    During the week (while I had time to think about everything) after being chewed I decided to make some changes. I have stopped being SO friendly with them and stopped asking them to do things I need them to do. I am sure these are changes I should have made a long time ago....however I just thought since we were all adults we could do our jobs and get along. Apparently I was wrong.
    Try not to worry so much about your incident. It seems to me as if they are just "covering their bases". Anytime an investigation takes place they must speak with everyone even remotely involved! Good Luck!


    Kim
  9. by   lvlissl2ebecca
    Just to update you guys:

    I went in to talk to this investigator and it took 5 minutes (after waiting an hour of course). She was investigating 2 incidents on this one person.. and one of them i was not working there.. the other i had no information on, and she was satisfied with that. Whew. That was not fun. But, I was only involved indirectly and the investigator knew that.
  10. by   SuesquatchRN
    Thanks for letting us know.

  11. by   KimmieNEAL
    Quote from lvlissl2ebecca
    Just to update you guys:

    I went in to talk to this investigator and it took 5 minutes (after waiting an hour of course). She was investigating 2 incidents on this one person.. and one of them i was not working there.. the other i had no information on, and she was satisfied with that. Whew. That was not fun. But, I was only involved indirectly and the investigator knew that.
    BLESS YOUR HEART! I know you are glad it's over.
  12. by   Mycherry05
    Quote from lvlissl2ebecca
    So, I get called into my DON's office the other day.. she wants to ask me some questions. She saw the immediate worry on my face and states "Oh, it's nothing bad.. don't worry." She asked if I worked on a certain day. Well, my bad memory I say.. do you have a schedule ? because honestly I don't remember if I did or not.. so, we get one.. we see that I did work. She asks if I remember "A certain aide coming to me about a certain resident" ... I think... Since it is sooo generalized I'm wracking my brain as to what this could be about. So, she asks the social services worker if she can "get a little more specific" .. so she tells me the resident's name and asks if anyone came to me about any issues with them. I immediately respond with "no".. because I would remember anything about this particular person.. as they are not mentioned every day. So, she looks at me and asks if I'm sure.. I say yes. So, she seems satisfied with that and goes on her way, thanks and dismisses me. I really didnt think much of it as I know most things are investigated.. wether you know anything or not.. they have to ask. Today, the social services lady comes to me and asks me if I can be in one day during the week to talk to the investigator becasue "I was one of the staff members working that day, and I was working that residen'ts hall, and she wants to interview anyone who was working that day, that shift, with that aide." I say yeah.. ill be there. So, I'm very worried. I find out that the aide in question told the DON that she reported this "verbal argument" to me and the charge nurse.. This is honestly the first I've heard about this incident.. yes i was working that side but when I went into this particular resident there were no signs to make me believe she was frustrated or even doubt anything. So, basically it comes down to this other nurse and I words against this aides.. although the aide in question had been fired immediatley. Am I making too much of this? or is this grounds for real worry?
    Don't worry. Tell what you know. That's all you can do. If it was not reported, then that's all you have to contribute.Does the charge nurse know anything? Or is the CNA lying about having reported it?

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