Stories of NP Employers Trying to Take Advantage or Blatantly Lying...

  1. Hello All,

    I do Hospice Re-certification Visits.
    - We use tablets to chart and access patient information
    - We typically give 24 hours advanced notice of our visits

    So I recently picked up some hours for a different office that is about 3 hours away from my home, received a bonus plus pay of course, it is the responsibility of the office manager to upload patient information into our tablets so we can notify the patient of our visits. She told me her previous NPs x2 quit unexpectedly.

    1. She waited until 10 pm the night before to upload my patient information, I left to head to this city at 5AM the next morning.

    *This is after I let her know that I refused to do the visits because she had not uploaded the information as of yet*
    2. She told me her and her staff notified the patients that I was coming
    *This is after I informed her the night before that I refused to also go see them when they didnt know I was coming*

    Well I told her I could do 6 patients, she asked if I could add one more, I said yes. None of the patients had been notified I was coming to visit them. So in total I was assigned 7 patients, no problem. AS SOON AS I FINISHED MY LAST PATIENT, she texts me saying a patients family member was wanting to talk to me and was waiting for me to arrive to see the patient, I called her and she tried to add 3 additional patients, saying I was scheduled to see them, I refused and told her maybe next time.

    Has anyone been blatantly lied to or had employers try to take advantage of you?
    Lucky for me this isnt my home office, but I wonder how common this is?
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   Jules A
    Don't take it personally. It isn't uncommon for them to push productivity by less than desirable means so it is excellent that you set boundaries immediately! I would send an email and cc whoever is in charge with your requirements. Include the maximum number you will see in a day and the time they will need to send you patient information the day before. They will quickly learn you don't play and if they are just trying to get over they will stop. If this is how they run their organization you are not going to be a good fit and will move on. Be chill and set those boundaries in writing. If they can't meet your requirements then no hard feelings you will move on to the next one.
  4. by   serenitylove14
    Quote from Jules A
    Don't take it personally. It isn't uncommon for them to push productivity by less than desirable means so it is excellent that you set boundaries immediately! I would send an email and cc whoever is in charge with your requirements. Include the maximum number you will see in a day and the time they will need to send you patient information the day before. They will quickly learn you don't play and if they are just trying to get over they will stop. If this is how they run their organization you are not going to be a good fit and will move on. Be chill and set those boundaries in writing. If they can't meet your requirements then no hard feelings you will move on to the next one.
    Luckily my home office gives atleast two weeks advanced notice of needs and uploads atleast a week prior. Idk what this other office is doing but it doesnt surprise me that she has a hard time holding on to NPs.

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