deege58 1,983 Views
Joined Feb 9, '09.
Posts: 63 (32% Liked)
Thanks guys. I'll know by the end of the day if they have enough suspicion to report me to the board. If they don't I can be back to work somewhere else quickly. If they do my agency will drop me as well. I'll look into the drug test although that wont matter. According to my DON I could have been dealing....3 vicodin??? Now I can retire...
What kind of lawyer, criminal??
I completed one contract at this hospital in California and was a month into my second one with them. I was called to the directors office and told that there were 2 discrepencies with narcotics i handled. One was a vial of fentanyl that i wasted the entire thing(in front of another nurse) but it was a couple of hours after i pulled it. And the other was i accidentally pulled 2 vicodin out of the pyxis under the newborns name instead of the mom. Mom only wanted one. When i tried to return it under mom i saw what i had done. I think i tried to correct it by acting as if i were going to take one for mom so the drawer would open, put the vicodin back and then hit cancel all meds. I have never stolen narcotics but as i try to defend myself i am told that "we have heard it all". So it seems i am guilty until proven inocent. If they do their investigation and still have suspicition they will report me to the board. I don't know what to do. No one has asked me to take a drug test. And because i was familiar with the term "diverting" that seemed to add to their suspicion. My agency has informed me that if it goes to the board they will not work with me. Even without proof. I'm not new to nursing, I know that many nurses divert but I am not one of them. I need some solid advise please. I work labor and delivery and during difficult repairs the residents will often ask us to run and get fentanyl for the pt's comfort during the repair. I am sure thats what this was related to. That i pulled it per request and we didnt end up needing it.
I have worked for both of those agencies and had great experiences. I was not happy at all with Flexcare, I had to fight for everything, and they got me into a lousy hospital that didn't need another traveler and ended early. I'm currently with Nightingale, so far so good. I'm still registered with the two you mentioned. I was treated like a princess with ppr. Gift cards and care packages.
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