Fellow DON's....I need some advice please... - page 3

Hello all, I am new to this forum and found it by searching for hours...It seems to be filled with fellow leaders in nursing like myself and I am in need of some guidance, advice, or whatever you... Read More

  1. Visit  nurseamy04 profile page
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    Quote from mtessmer2000
    I am interviewing for an RN Case Manager position at a hospital near my area.
    Keep us updated!! Glad you decided to leave your last job. Defiantly don't wanna jeopardize your license!
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  2. Visit  CapeCodMermaid profile page
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    Yes, it is never good to be defiant.
    If you can show that you've educated and re-educated the staff; if you can show you've done the necessary investigations on allegations of abuse or misappropriation; if you have a policy and procedure manual which is current with the latest P&P and evidenced based...it's not that easy to lose your license....even in Massachusetts which has the toughest DPH in the country.
    If you are lazy/stupid/uncaring and do not investigate allegations of abuse, you deserve to have your license taken away.
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  3. Visit  HARLEYDNS profile page
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    I came here today looking for answers and ideas. I am considering a DON position and also have been a nurse for 20 yrs. Minimal experience in LTC. Managed a large unit in a LTC just over a year. I only know they are willing to teach me the DON position. I do know that there are many expectations and I anticipate the list of duties will be near what yours was. I have so many questions. Would rather email you privately but not sure how. I have my 2nd interview Monday and would like to have a few questions to ask them. I have a long list already but would appreciate your input. Also it is a 60 bed facility, with currently aprox. 45 beds full. They have rehab beds and home care. Obviously my first question is what is the expected salary? I live on the west coast and this is a non-profit organization (one of the largest in the country). Any insight you can offer would be great. Everyone's input is welcome!!
    Thank you.
  4. Visit  mtessmer2000 profile page
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    Quote from HARLEYDNS
    I came here today looking for answers and ideas. I am considering a DON position and also have been a nurse for 20 yrs. Minimal experience in LTC. Managed a large unit in a LTC just over a year. I only know they are willing to teach me the DON position. I do know that there are many expectations and I anticipate the list of duties will be near what yours was. I have so many questions. Would rather email you privately but not sure how. I have my 2nd interview Monday and would like to have a few questions to ask them. I have a long list already but would appreciate your input. Also it is a 60 bed facility, with currently aprox. 45 beds full. They have rehab beds and home care. Obviously my first question is what is the expected salary? I live on the west coast and this is a non-profit organization (one of the largest in the country). Any insight you can offer would be great. Everyone's input is welcome!!
    Thank you.
    Hi HARLEYDNS! You can email me at michele.mccombie@icloud.com and I would be happy to help.
  5. Visit  mtessmer2000 profile page
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    Hello all! It has been a while since I last posted so I thought I would update you all on the curveball of sorts that I have been given now....It seems my previous employer has now gone all out on defamation and going to the extreme in so many regards. I am still looking for employment, and have had continued interviews but still to no avail, it seems as if I get to the second step of the process, then nothing. So, to make a long story short, I have been denied unemployment as they list me as resigning without good cause, I have been served three certified letters now claiming I have violated HIPAA laws/breaches, and have been accused of theft of confidential company information....I have had a complaint submitted to the board of Licensure which may go into investigation (I hope not!) but anyway, I have now had to attain legal counsel and am I am sure heading down a dreary emotionally taxing path. I am trying so very hard to keep my head up but it is tough for sure. Any advise you are willing to lend or kind words would certainly help give a flicker of hope and sanity. Thanks to all that post on this forum and sorry it has been so long. As you can imagine I have been up to my eyeballs in applications, interviews, etc. and now legal crap. Good Lord must be testing me yet again!! God Bless!
  6. Visit  agingnurse profile page
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    Dear MTESSMER,

    Craziness!!! I'm so sorry you are having to go through this insanity!! Will say a little prayer, hold your head up and don't let the bad guys get you down!!! Keep moving forward!
  7. Visit  mtessmer2000 profile page
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    Hello all! Well I am elated to announce after three very long months of being unemployed, I am starting my new job tomorrow! Regional Director of Care for 8 Assisted living facilities. So excited! Thanks for everyone's support here!
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  8. Visit  gmondina profile page
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    You need more assistants and need to delegate more. A DON never goes on the floor, according to Title 22 a DON doesn't have charge nurse responsibility. It will take time to know how to manage your time and your staff. Nine months is barely learning the ropes. It takes 3-5 years to get the hang of it.
  9. Visit  noc4senuf profile page
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    I don't know what Title 22 is but we don't have that in WI and that is where the OP is from. After a certain census, then the DON shall not be a charge nurse. But, I know of very few DON's that do not get out on the floor and pitch in when needed, including myself. Sometimes it just has to be. her issue was being undermined and not supported by the NHA.
  10. Visit  salvadordolly profile page
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    Thanks for coming back and sharing your good news!
  11. Visit  TASHA_RN_BSN profile page
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    How is the new job going? I have been reading the history on this thread and my heart went out to you.
  12. Visit  mlbluvr profile page
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    That's cute, 3 MDS Coordinators in one place. I've never seen more than one, meaning myself. Heaviest load to date was 180 beds, census of 152, PPS census of 50. And not ever even a moment of overtime. Were those 3 positions included or excluded from the PPD?
  13. Visit  andersonterry profile page
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    Hello, I am reading this way after it happened. Glad you resigned, it was not going to change. Hope your new territory is more rewarding and you have much more support.

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