Denied employment at agency due to ordered prescriptions - page 7

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  1. Visit  Tenebrae profile page
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    Outstanding. Glad that things have progressed so well for you. And well done in getting off the benzos. Not an easy task by any stretch of the imagination
  2. Visit  JenERally profile page
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    Quote from SionainnRN
    I'm sorry you feel that way but I stand by what I said last year. Just because you are prescribed a medication doesn't mean you can work as a nurse on it. If I get prescribed Vicodin and drive on it and get pulled over, guess what? I'll probably get a DUI. Doesn't matter that I have a prescription. Same with work. There are many jobs, some in nursing, that you can do with a narc prescription but I don't think hospital nursing is one of them.
    You'll get a DUI if you fail the field sobriety tests that the officer administers, not for simply having Vicodin in your system.
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  3. Visit  been there,done it profile page
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    Your desire revenge is somewhat frightening.
  4. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from been there,done it
    Your desire revenge is somewhat frightening.
    I thought that as well.
  5. Visit  morte profile page
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    Quote from been there,done it
    Your desire revenge is somewhat frightening.
    to which post do you refer?
  6. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from morte
    to which post do you refer?
    Post #74, specifically this, I imagine (I know I read it and thought "Yikes")

    Furthurmore as I am one of those responsible for hiring and firing at my Facility, and I truly hope that any rude poster comes my way begging for a job one day... I promise to give you what you deserve, give you what you have coming
  7. Visit  morte profile page
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    Quote from klone
    Post #74, specifically this, I imagine (I know I read it and thought "Yikes")
    Furthurmore as I am one of those responsible for hiring and firing at my Facility, and I truly hope that any rude poster comes my way begging for a job one day... I promise to give you what you deserve, give you what you have coming--which would be NOT simply evaluating your prospective talent or liability factors as if I were an RN assessing a patient in a "focal manner". Instead, I woukd take the time and effort to give you a fair chance at working for at the Hospital that so wonderfully gave me the chance I deserved
    you need to take the whole thought, not selectively quote.
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  8. Visit  sofla98 profile page
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    When I got hired at my current employer I FAILED my PE drug screen. It came back positive for PCP! LOL!! I was like PCP? And they said yes, PCP! However, the day I went to employee health for my physical and drug screen I was sick as a dog w/bronchitis that eventually turned into pneumonia. I had taken NyQuil the night before and the ONLY med I was on other than that was a ZPack. I told them about the cold meds and the Zpack when I took the drug screen and they were totally aware that I was sick.

    In my case, things went much more smoothly than the OP's. The employee health nurse called my doctor to verify the ZPack and that I had been seen due to this respiratory illness in the office as well as being instructed to take OTC cold meds. I think this result may occur quite frequently because they were not nearly as shocked as I was, lol.

    I would be offended though if what happened to the OP happened to me...I would call the HR department and ask to speak to this "doctor" who decided your fate. But, as others have mentioned, hospitals are getting VERY picky about who they hire any more because they CAN BE picky these days.

    And, FWIW, NO ONE cares how many questions you got on the NCLEX. I passed on 75 questions too (eons ago!) but I have never informed a potential employer, or anyone else for that matter, that I only got the 75...In my experience, Employers only care if you actually passed and have a valid RN license.

    I would also call and make sure this doctor/HR department didn't report you to the state board of nursing for having a + PE DS for benzos even thought you have a script...You just never know these days what someone might do, justifying it is "right" in their small minds.

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