Virginia Monitoring Program - page 3

by wish_me_luck | 20,614 Views | 77 Comments

Hi. I was wanting to start a thread for only people in the Virginia Monitoring Program. I am not finding too many threads about it or people in it. I have started into it and will be doing orientation soon. I will try and post... Read More


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    your lucky...my drug screens are 76 / test...some months i spend 152 dollars...
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    How many times a year do you get tested? In Virginia, it's 36 times a year. Average cost of a test is $41 and then, if you are lucky, the drop fee will be $10. So, it's roughly $51 times 36. It's like close to $2,000. Between the UDS and my therapy costs, I probably will spend about $2,000 a year.
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    I'm not sure.. Some months it's twice..some it's once...I've been testing 6 months now and it's up to 700 ish dollars or so..
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    I have been testing like for 2 and a half months (8 screens, so far) and I have spent around $356. I think ours is lower, but they make up for it in testing more often. It's so hard to see my hard earned money go down the drain on UDS. I hope I can get a job. I finally was issued my pharmacy technician license (it was exciting to see both licenses up, one right after the other. LOL)
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    Just thought I would note here as well--if you have a "Valid VA Only" license, it is considered encumbered. Having the order alone, even without action, will cause it to be encumbered. It's not only probation, actions, or actual restrictions such as narcotics; but even if it is a single state license (VA is a compact state--so, it is considered a restriction on compact privileges.)
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    It's finally here. I was given the "ok" to look for work today. I have not received any information yet in the mail--my case manager just sent it today.

    I put in for a couple of my dream positions. I want one of them specifically, but would be equally happy with the other. If it is meant to be, it will happen.

    I never thought this day would come.

    Oh, and thought I would add, I think I have narcotic restrictions. I didn't do anything with narcotics or divert. So, it must be standard. I don't think my dream positions do anything with narcotics, so I don't think it will be too big of any issue--I could be wrong.

    Please send up prayers that I get the job. Thank you.
    TXRN2, MichelleRN34, unreal, and 2 others like this.
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    I received the HPMP checklist for returning to practice.

    First, you have to be approved to look for work. That's important because if you do it before you are approved, then it's treated like a positive drug screen. It's no sooner than the 3 month mark from orientation date.

    Tell them you want to look for work.
    They will staff the request (basically, they meet to review the request).
    They will approve or disapprove.

    You have to keep them informed on how the search is going. For example, when you find a job you want, you have to tell your case manager about the position (like a description) and start date.
    Send a job description to case manager.
    Provide contact info for potential monitors (can't be active participants in monitoring.)

    Then, they have to revise your contract. That has to be done before you even start job orientation.

    It's the same process for volunteer positions.
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    Hello I am new to hpmp. I am still waiting for my paperwork! Maybe we can get through this together.
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    Welcome. I am five months in. I am going to try and keep this thing updated. It's hard not knowing what to expect. I don't want people to be afraid. I know a while back a few people were wondering about HPMP.

    Your contract may be different than mine. But, I try my best.
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    Quote from wish_me_luck
    Welcome. I am five months in. I am going to try and keep this thing updated. It's hard not knowing what to expect. I don't want people to be afraid. I know a while back a few people were wondering about HPMP.

    Your contract may be different than mine. But, I try my best.
    I PM'd you


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