Does it sound like I can get my job back? - page 4
by hfullerCNA 6,630 Views | 35 Comments
At the Nursing home I work at we use walkie talkies to communicate with other staff members. A nurse that I work with one night got a resident to say "Get money b****** over them. She then posts on my Facebook using the... Read More
- 0Jul 20, '12 by Tragically HipQuote from TiffyRNBeing involved in human subject research, I was heavily indoctrinated with HIPAA/privacy/ethics concerns, and the fact that personally identifiable information had to be shepharded like a deadly pathogen. The use of walkie talkies on an open channel at all in a hospital setting leaves me queasy (surlely there must be secure walkie talkies, though they'd be expensive), but posting even a hint of a patient or subject's PII boggles the mind.They use public band walkie-talkies. You are coached very quickly after hiring that no names go out on the walkies. We get communications from the L&D department and it's always generic like "need RT in room 19 for meconium", "need doctor in room 5 for a 30 weeker with bradycardia".
HIPAA violations are serious business.
- 0Jul 20, '12 by LeeLeeTheGPNMost facilities educate THOROUGHLY on HIPAA and its policies. They also cover SOCIAL MEDIA and its role in the work place and heavily discourage the use of social media in regards to anything having to do with work; Including interacting with coworkers. I apologize that this happened to you. However, I find it hard to believe that you were never educated on HIPAA and Social Media when they are both integral in most organizations' orientations and are required by law. I'm not sure if this will negatively impact your CNA certification, but use this as a lesson learned. Look for a new job. You probably will not get the job back, but that shouldn't stop you from trying to achieve higher credentials. Godspeed and God bless you.
- 0Aug 6, '12 by Piglet08No one has to deactivate facebook to keep their jobs. If it weren't a FB post causing her to lose her job, it would have played out some other way, because she was right in the thick of misbehavior with staff regarding patients. It was a matter of time. You can't convince me that one incident was the only deviation from professional standards in that crew.
The thing is, it doesn't matter if you didn't do anything wrong (although I think you did). The facility wants a professional staff, not hassles. It's easier to just sweep you out and get someone else. You can be fired for no reason at all, you know. They have no obligation to keep you even though you "did nothing wrong". What they want is people who will do things right.
That's the world we're living in.