What can get you fired??
- 0Nov 5, '10 by kelsie*bearHi everyone,
I'm a nursing student and would like to ask the nurses here, the "hospital policy".
I'm doing a poster board for the class and came up with just a few. I'd really appreciate all your inputs.
-not storing needles in sharp container box
-medication mix up
Thanks so much!
- 10Nov 5, '10 by klone, BSN, RNNone of those things would necessarily get you fired. Mistakes happen, people are human, most employers understand that (unless it was something that happened repeatedly).
The things that are more likely to get you fired are the things nurses KNOWINGLY do:
Abandonment of patients
Intoxication while at work
- 1Nov 5, '10 by RNperdiemLet's add: false documentation, especially if used to cover up after a patient incident.
Not showing up for work without calling in. (usually tolerated if a first offense or rare occurence).
Not keeping current with required certifications and competencies.(lost a nurse recently this way)
- 6Nov 5, '10 by Altra GuideThe number one reason employees (in all fields) get terminated:
It's completely objective. Time is what it is. There is no gray area or individual personal interpretation.