Fellow DON's....I need some advice please... - page 4

by mtessmer2000 9,595 Views | 39 Comments

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 can offer a struggling DON. ... Read More


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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!
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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!
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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!
    dlrrn2013, silverbat, salvadordolly, and 1 other like this.
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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.
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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.
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    Thanks for coming back and sharing your good news!
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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.
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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?
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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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    just now reading through your posts and I am moved and feel so bad for you, however I hope that your new job finds you well. I am putting up with a lot right now and contemplating a move but uncertain. How did your change do for you?


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