Wrote up a CNA, but I was the one who got the boot! - page 4

by MotherRN | 11,786 Views | 54 Comments

About two weeks ago, I had an unfamiliar CNA on my night shift. She was 'helping out' with a shortage apparently. I am new on the job as well. I had previously been instructed to ''hold accountable' the CNA's on my shift by... Read More


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    Kcmylorn, I have to agree that what they were teaching in my program certainly helped me pass that NCLEX on the first time, but hasn't done too much to help me or my favorite nurse (and former classmate) to be market-ready, competent nurses. I just don't get why people have to be so ugly to one another. You take it and take it, knowing that when that day comes that you assert yourself its going be an issue, and then that day finally comes, and look what you get for your trouble. You know, I wasn't even given the courtesy of hearing my side of the situation before a decision to let me go was made. When they called me on the phone and told me, I just told them they didn't need to say any more and said goodbye and hung up.

    Thank God I am currently in school working on the prereqs for my BSN. I wil be starting that with a state university in the Fall of 2013. Thank God I didn't drop my Bio class when they were pressuring me about hours at work.
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    BTW- we were classmates, but it was a large program and I never met her while in school. She's my son's age. It's a shame that we couldn't have been more of a support to one another. It was the last thing I expected when I took the job. I was glad a classmate was there because I thought we could look out for one another. Boy was I wrong!
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    I am sorry about your situation, unfortunately there will be these kinds of situations wherever you will be. Although there are also places wherein you may want to enjoy staying with them. So I suggest is find a new job that will not aggravate you much.
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    It is the joy of working with women.... Best advice; work for a facility with multiple floor so in the case that you don't get along with people on one floor you can transfer to another.
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    i am an aide...worked in ltc for two years....will NEVER do it again!!! Just because of the "politics" involved. As one other person posted...that is what happens when you work in a field that is mostly women...worked in manufacturing on a team with 9 men and myself....never had any problems, if they didnt like something you said or did, they told you about it...simple
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    Yes, I found working with the male nurses a lot easier. We just backed each other up and kept it light. What a pleasure to have a partner on your side!
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    I am very sorry for what happened to you. Sometimes you just got to keep your mouth shut and do what u have to do. I realize long time ago that ultimately the patients are entrusted to us by doctors. I have never heard a doctor walking on to the unit and asking a CNA how the patient is doing today and when was the last time you give s/he pain medication. Whatever happens to those patients are our responsibilities and not the CNA's. When you are new to a unit you really don't know who knows who. This is my opinion. I would of answered the call bell because 9 out of 10 the CNA would come and tell me that the patient needs the nurse.
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    Quote from nurseaig
    I am very sorry for what happened to you. Sometimes you just got to keep your mouth shut and do what u have to do. I realize long time ago that ultimately the patients are entrusted to us by doctors. I have never heard a doctor walking on to the unit and asking a CNA how the patient is doing today and when was the last time you give s/he pain medication. Whatever happens to those patients are our responsibilities and not the CNA's. When you are new to a unit you really don't know who knows who. This is my opinion. I would of answered the call bell because 9 out of 10 the CNA would come and tell me that the patient needs the nurse.
    Thank you for your post. In our facility, when the bell goes off, the resident want to use the bathroom or be put to bed. It's rarely a nursing issue. It's a time management issue. If do all those things, I can't get the meds passed and the treatments done-my ration was 19 rehab patients to one nurse and I also was expected to respond to the lights of the other 25 residents as well. I did answer lights. I did what I could. I did toilet people and put some to bed as well. There just aren't enought hours in the shift to do this multiple times on a shift. Just not possible.
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    Quote from MotherRN
    Basically, I got tired of her dumping her left over work on me so I chose not to do it.

    We didn't have 'words' but I did question her when she made the statement "I put Ms So n So on Sudafed". I asked her, "You put her on Sudafed? Or, you called the doctor and she put her on Sudafed?"
    The first one would be grounds for dismissal where I work. The second one would just annoy me.

    Move on. Sounds like that job wasn't a great fit for you anyway.
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    I understand. I am not saying that you was in the wrong. Just that some people you just can't beat them. So you know the old saying, " if you can't beat them join them".


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