New Nurse Fired After 3 months (cant find another job) - page 2

by silentwolves 7,540 Views | 12 Comments

Hello all! I am in serious need of help! I was fired from my first job as an RN at a local hospital. I was put on a ventilator/respiratory floor even though I told them my interest was more surgical based... In early... Read More


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    It truly sounds like the facility you were working for is a toxic environment. Nurses shouldn't be fired because a patient falls as there is no way to prevent that unless you have a nurse sitting by the bedside 24-7. A lot of bed alarms don't go off until the patients feet hit the floor and by that time its often too late if you are at the other end of the hall.That was an unfair firing based on the info you gave. If you aren't in a right to work state...you might have a case. Personally I would NEVER disclose a disability to an employer....especially anything psychological as you will be stigmatized and possibly discriminated against.It is your ethical responsibility to assess your limitations....seek treatment. ...and evaluate your ability to deliver safe and effective nursing care. Keep your chin up...don't let this break your confidence. Keep trying to find your place. I worked in a hospital for several years where the community of nurses was very "high school"...politics were very toxic. I'm really enjoying my work in Home Health.
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    Dude, lots of people have a rough start in nursing. It can be from any number of things, some you can control, others you can't. Relocate if that's what it takes to get a job. Pray, believe in yourself, don't give up just because others don't believe in you.
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    I know this post is a little old...but wow...

    Your patient was a fall risk, you had them with a bed alarm, which is your main secondary prevention, but they fell anyways and the alarm failed to activate...so you filled out the incident report.

    i have gotten extensive help on these reports esp in the beginning, and have always had the opportunity to talk to the manager to add things or clarify...

    So basically your facility believes that one should be axed if an error occurs even if they follow protocol?

    Maybe the alarm was out of position, or the outlet died...i guess if it was broken from the start one should make sure its functioning, and replace it. This last thing would be similar a failure to activate or use a bed alarm...a failure to follow safety protocol...

    but still, this happens to the best nurses, an oversight, misjudgement, or an error...nurses should not be fired bc they are human.

    I'm sorry this happened...i would definitely investigate more into the reasoning for firing you.


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