Hey guys- I need advice and prayers!
I got a call from my boss telling me I've been "red flagged" as taking out more narcotics than average for the past 2 months. He told me I cannot come back to work until they have done an "investigation"- He said they will be investigating my documentation. He will get back to me next week to let me know whether I will be "terminated" and if terminated, they will also notify the AZ board of nursing. I offered to come in for a drug test and he said that isn't necessary, they will proceed with the investigation regardless.
I feel like I'm drowning and my world is coming to an end. This is horrible- I've been a nurse for 8 years- this job is one thing but I can't imagine losing my entire career.
Can they turn me in to the board of nursing for "suspicion" without any proof? They dont have evidence of drug use on the job or testing positive or anything like that- it will be based on documentation problems if anything. Having my charting scrutinized is a terrible feeling, I have no idea what they might dig up and I'm so upset about this.
Should I get a lawyer?
Should I wait to hear from my boss first?
How much will a lawyer cost? Will it make a difference?
Is it important to get a "good" lawyer or a well known lawyer?
What in the world should I say when I see my boss next? How do I prevent having a heart attack right then and there???
I look forward to hearing from anybody with experience here!!!