Im in PA. Have to do random urine drug tests 2-3 times a month monday through friday with daily check in's. Completed Drug rehab! Completed a 12 step program! Sponsoring two others at this time... still going to three meetings a week... Been clean for 6 months...
Had to go to a "state approved" drug rehab... (which sucked... pretty obvious all they cared about was their ability to bill me)
State cleared me to return to work in october.. With an incredible amount of stipulations attached. No ER< ICU< CCU< PCU< OR< CATH LAB< AGENCY< CANT BE A SUPERVISOR< NO HOME HEALTH< NEED TO BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES< MONTHLY REPORTS< MANDATORY REPORTING TO ALL EMPLOYERS< NO TEACHING< NO NIGHTS
Have been turned down for 2 jobs so far...
BON suggested I get a job in rehab or any position that does not involve giving narcotics..... They also state that it is mandatory that I work as a nurse for 6 months with a narcotic restriction, and then another 6 months without a narcotic restriction... before I can go back to an ER... Those restrictions don't start until I get a job as a nurse.
So, I have to be employed as a RN before any clock starts for me...But I can't get a job. Even if I was offered a job, I can't work days...might have to leave mid shift to provide a urine test.
Can't work nights
Can't work evenings and go to meetings...
Oh... and by the way, I am a recovered addict. (used opiate/benzo wastes for 2-3 months at night)
Just frustrating... Can not believe how foolish I was... much better now! Learned a great deal... But there is not going to be any chance to prove myself again... at least for the next three years. Yes! Could have been much worse. I have head a lot of stories and seen a lot of broken people. I am thankful! But I am also eager to try again!~