Latest Comments by MtnRN

Latest Comments by MtnRN

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    I feel for ya friend had the same situation happen with me recently ( about a year ago) and due to the little whippersnapper it cost me my job of over 10 years, now I am having a hard time finding another one due to her "misjudgement" . She accused me of being impaired on the job. I tested negative of course. It had been my 4th 12 hr shift in a row and she was trying to show her authority as a charge nurse and I was tired. I am twice her age and worn out so I am impaired? I got the walk of shame to HR and staff health. Everyone knows when your flanked by your manager and HR going to staff health youre branded a drug diverter. Any way I was innocent but she wrote me up for something stupid and I got canned. Now almost 50 yrs old no real job to speak of for a year(thanks to her)and havent been abo=le to get one in 4 states, and rumors flying about the hospital, no interviews even with 23 yrs experience, lost everything I have, resorted to living in an old model RV since I have no longer a house, and credit down the toilet. I hope she chokes on her diet soda shes not supposed to be drinking at the nurses station!

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    I am a RN with a BSN and 22 years of experience in various areas of nursing from Med Surg, trauma/stepdown, public health, forensics, orthopedics, educator, informatics, etc... (my resume takes up 3 pages) My problem is that I have been working as a "float nurse" and have been a travel nurse over the past 6 hears and I have decided that I would like to get into cardiac cath lab or ICU ( I had Trauma and NICU experience over 10-15 years ago) or maybe back into the ER when now that I have "grown up" and know what I want ! I am in my 40's have no family commitments, and have gone through my "Eat, Pray, Love (life)" moment and have a spot in the Ormond Beach, FL area. I just want to find a "home" so I can get "specialized" or "recertified" in something again. Being a float nurse you can't get enough hours in an area to get certified. So I am not that old, have plenty of life and knowledge left in me, I would like to do something I really WANT to do, not what a recruiter tries to convince me I want to do. Any suggestions out there??? Or job offers???

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    Hit the road sister! and if he loves you he will understand. I was in your same situation once and sort of in your same situation now. I figure if he loves me he can wait till I come back home again. But in your case until you get your YaYas out or the experiences you need/want. Youre only young once take advantage of it now while you are young and not a crazy old cat lady nurse like me! LOL!

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    ....I guess this old nurse must be super nurse...LOL!!! I agree with the above. Thats where I run into problems. I have multiple specialties and 20+ years experience doing it all and have been working float assignments a lot. My real specialty/love is ortho/trauma. I would like to go back and recert in TNCC and get CEN but not enough time in one place. I often have thought of doing the same staying put and getting one yr or so in ER or NTICU again "but oh Lord that old traveling Jones hits once again" as Lynyrd Skynyrd once said....and off I go!

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    Dont feel bad, I had that happen to me in NC too on a similar unit, and to beat it all my 8 week contract was for rotating D/N and I was put on straight nights which I do not do well and is not good for me healthwise. I this had been a 13 week contract I would have raised h*ll, but since it was only 8, I will bide it out and go somewhere else.

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    I am starting to travel myself and have a toyhauler and take my Harley with me. I am planning on trading up to a class A with a lift on the back for the bike and a tow dolly for the car. I have noticed that a class A would be more liveable and Damon makes a toyhauler class A called "Outlaw" that has a garage in the rear for your toys! Only drawback is, it has a loft bed you have to climb up a little set of stairs to get to Which if you're like me, and not getting any younger, it may not be a good investment for later years. Campgrounds and RV parks are usually $300-$800 mo for full hook up if you shop around and you can really save a lot and have the comfort of having your own home with you all the time and piece of mind that you know whose been sleeping in your bed, using your bathroom, shower, etc.

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    A lot of hospitals are calling their CNAS in the ER, Techs, because it sounds better for marketing purposes. Thats what happens when you let non medical people advise how hospitals should be run! In my opinion they have screwed up a lot of stuff, like what insurance should and should not cover, staffing, sacrificing appropriate care for the almighty dollar!

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    I know in my state it is against the law for a person without a license to represent themselves as a nurse and can be prosecuted just as if they were a person impersonating a police officer or a person practicing medicine or law without a license. This person should have been reported to their supervisor and repremanded or at least I know in my neck of the woods they would have been! I and my fellow colleagues have worked hard to get where we are and we know there is a lot more than just the duties and skills of a nursing assistant that make a nurse. I know I used to work in an ER as a "Med Tech" myself 30 years ago while working my way up through the ranks! We were just called Nurse's Aides back then.

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    Thanks for the info folks! I just about got sucked in myself. The intereviewer got a little uncomfortable when I asked a lot of questions. As for the pay. CharlotteRN is sadly mistaken and walking around with blinders on. She can go to any hospital and make a whole lot more than $20/hr in the NC area. Besides the state of NC has been known to not pay that great and they pay more than that! And the benefits are terrific, I know I used to work for them! I guess that chick at CareCore wasn't counting on this nurse on doing her homework. I once had a friend in NM who worked for them or a similar type company and she had a similar experience to some of what read about and when she sent the equipment back, they tried to say she damaged it or never recieved it and tried to take her last paycheck. She was smart and kept receipts and video records, she had a gut feeling they would try to pull something shady on her like that, sued them and won.

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    I heard though they look at as a means of whether or not you are likely to steal or divert drugs. Which is totally incorrect in my opinion. I have just recently gone through a divorce, lost my job ( due to my high integrity standards), and have no income at present and am struggling to make ends meet. Just because I am behind on my bills and TRYING TO FIND A JOB TO GET MY BILLS CAUGHT BACK UP does not constitute me as a bad employment risk, but a good one since I NEED TO WORK to get back on my feet!!!

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    PARK RIDGE! They have a higher level of integrity than Mission. I know I worked for Mission for 10 years all the way down from Admin to a floor nurse. Let me take the liberty of sharing one of my earlier posts:

    I am a former employee. I can tell you it is NOT a teaching hospital (although they would like to be) and as many of us who are "older former employees" they have been going through "letting go" of really good experienced RNs who have been with the hospital for many years by coming up with drummed up reasons to write them up ( they practice this 3 strikes and youre out kinda thing there dont dare call in sick even if you are obvously ill and even if you have a doctors note) note the policy states on the job descriptions " at the descretion of the manager.This allows for loose interpretation of policies and managers to create made up "unit specific policies" "at their descretion". A few years ago, the hospital said they were going broke, and they were looking at every way to cut costs. One way we have discovered is that they have been letting go of all of us long timers and especially those of us over 40 who may cost their self insured health insurance system more money. Also we figured they were sacrificing years of expertise and experience for cheaper wages with new grads to save money. Several have been to attorneys and have tried to prove age discrimination but their legal department has their HR people cover their tracks so well with loopholes and such that it has been nearly impossible to sue them. Also it was on the local news also that they have a bad reputation for not paying or denying several workmans comp cases which were clearly their fault. There are several nurses who are now destitute as a result of this. Several unfair labor practices have been observed as well and when it is brought to their attention, youre out the door. As for getting a union in? Forget it. They even have a "Union-Free Workplace" policy on the books and send their management personnel to classes on "How to stop union activity in the workplace". I have actually seen this. Stay away if you want to keep your sanity. They may sugar coat it and make it sound all candlelight and roses. But like any one knows, you can have a beautiful bedpan, but its still full of stool in the end.


    and the only way to really successfully succeed at Mission is to turn a blind eye to the corruption and sacrifice your title as "Patient Advocate" and let your integrity as a nurse fall to the wayside to climb the corporate ladder called Mission Hospitals. I refused.

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    Transylvania is owned by Mission. Haywood is good, so is Harris.

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    Stay away from Mission. Working conditions are not good, trust me I know....

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    I would recommend Greenville, SC (only 50 mi south of Asheville, or Charlotte, NC only 2 hrs from Ashevilleinstead.)In other words once they have you locked in the system, they treat you like dirt! As a former employee. I can tell you it is NOT a teaching hospital (although they would like to be) and as many of us who are "older former employees" they have been going through "letting go" of really good experienced RNs who have been with the hospital for many years by coming up with drummed up reasons to write them up ( they practice this 3 strikes and youre out kinda thing there and dont you even dare call in sick, that is counted a one of the strikes against you! Even if you are obviously ill.) note the policy states on the job descriptions " at the descretion of the manage, thats how they get away with loosely interpreting policies and managers making up their own "floor specific policies". A few years ago, the hospital said they were going broke, and they were looking at every way to cut costs. One way we have discovered is that they have been letting go of all of us long timers and especially those of us over 40 who may cost their self insured health insurance system more money. Also we figured they were sacrificing years of expertise and experience for cheaper wages with new grads to save money. Several have been to attorneys and have tried to prove age discrimination but their legal department has their HR people cover their tracks so well with loopholes and such that it has been nearly impossible to sue them. Also it was on the local news also that they have a bad reputation for not paying or denying several workmans comp cases which were clearly their fault. There are several nurses who are now destitute as a result of this. Several unfair labor practices have been observed as well and when it is brought to their attention, youre out the door. As for getting a union in? Forget it. They even have a "Union-Free Workplace" policy on the books and send their management personnel to classes on "How to stop union activity in the workplace". I have actually seen this. Stay away if you want to keep your sanity. They may sugar coat it and make it sound all candlelight and roses. But like any one knows, you can have a beautiful bedpan, but its still full of stool in the end.


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