Written up for false documentation... - page 3

by NurseLoveJoy88 18,040 Views | 78 Comments

i work in ltc and today i was written up for false documentation. i documented in the tar that a treatment was done when it wasn't. when questioned by the supervisor i admitted that i did not do the tx d/t patient being asleep.... Read More


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    LTC itself is a hard place to not only be the new coworker but the new nurse. There always seems to be staff there who have been at the facility for like 10 years plus abd they all have issues with each other. There's a lot of cattiness about shifts especially if you work casual and rumors about every mistake or thing you say easily blow up trust me I knowDuring my pre grad at a LTC facility one of the support workers told me to mix the food while another day another to me not to. Being an idiot I said "but blah blah told me to do it this way". WELL you can imagine what this lead to... The one that did tell me to do this was brought from another unit by just another support worker and questioned. She denied and denied and this broke out a HUGE fight with all the support workers adding their opinions, and she made me look stupid and like a liar when I KNOW my memory is not faulty. Therein lead to awkwardness andme looking bitterly upon the staffDon't trust anyone just mind your business do your work abd go home
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    Sorry you're going through this again...but my advice given to you in all of your other threads still stands. I don't know what issues you have going on with you but based on your pattern of work difficulties, something IS there and IMO you really need to work on addressing it. What that something is, I don't know...but you need to take care of it because it's going to keep tripping you up.

    And I really think you should seriously consider whether nursing is really meant for you. You have a pattern of careless mistakes followed by your bailing or being let go, which to me is a big red flag. Nursing may be the career you always wanted to have and you may love being a nurse, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should be a nurse, if that makes sense.

    Maybe nursing isn't for you or you're just having a hell of a first year. Only you can answer that...but you need to look at it honestly. And get the help you need with both your personal and professional issues.

    Best of luck getting through this.
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    Quote from nurselovejoy88
    this makes my 5th write up and i'm still in my probation period. i'm seriously considering putting in my two weeks before i get fired.
    if you're still on your probation period, you have not reached your 90-day evals yet. am i right? therefore, you are not considered a full-time employee.

    my first job as a lvn was in a ltc. there are 46 patients on my station and each and everyone has lantus and regular insulin coverage (i work nocs). so believe me when i say i feel your pain.

    however, you've been written up for 5 times. it means that they've given you verbal warnings before writing you up. being written up is a documentation of how safe you practice as a lvn. if they want to fire you, they can do so without any qualms because you are still on your probationary period. they can just not like how you work and fire you. things are much simpler for probationary employees (i worked as a dsd and i've done this before) because there's no company commitment, hence being in the probation period.
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    Quote from SonorityGenius
    Or could it just be attention seeking behavior from a... gasp...TROLL? all Sx checked!
    Sorry you seem to be having a bad morning too.

    Nah, she's no troll. She's legit.
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    Whereas all nurses are many times busy to the point of exhaustion and whereas you say you are taking responsibility, there is NO excuse for charting a treatment or procedure that was not actually done. Your 5th write up? Not sure of the other reasons for being written up. Have a nurse manager sit with you in order to improve yourself. If they refuse to sit with you to help you improve, then that's pretty pitiful and can be taken up with administration. Going to another place of employment may not help if you don't correct the issues at hand.
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    I have been in nursing for 14 years, rest assure that a mistake like that will not cost you your career. Mistakes like that happen, but are not career enders. I don't know exactly where you live but I am assuming you are a new nurse and the patient load seems very high, I am sure there are easier jobs somewhere in your area. Just don't sweat this mistake, you didn't put the resident in jeopardy
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    Sorry you're going through this again...but my advice given to you in all of your other threads still stands. I don't know what issues you have going on with you but based on your pattern of work difficulties, something IS there and IMO you really need to work on addressing it. What that something is, I don't know...but you need to take care of it because it's going to keep tripping you up.

    And I really think you should seriously consider whether nursing is really meant for you. You have a pattern of careless mistakes followed by your bailing or being let go, which to me is a big red flag. Nursing may be the career you always wanted to have and you may love being a nurse, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should be a nurse, if that makes sense.

    Maybe nursing isn't for you or you're just having a hell of a first year. Only you can answer that...but you need to look at it honestly. And get the help you need with both your personal and professional issues.

    Best of luck getting through this.
    I always appreciate your comments. I know for fact that I'm in the right career. I have no doubt about it. There are times when I wish I wasn't a nurse but then I remember the reason I chose nursing. I also know that while I have made some careless mistakes in my three years of practice I have also been able provide competent care. I have many great strengths that have been recognized by previous employers, patients, doctors, and families.
    I received a compliment recently from a doctor. I have had doctors tell me I was prudent.
    My personal life is fine at this point. I honestly could not be happier. Once again, last year was really up and down so far as my career. It was mainly due to my school schedule. When I did get terminated it was not for a careless mistake, it was due to my school schedule.

    Once again I appreciate your comments and concern. I know that I'll find my place in nursing someday. I'm sorry, I just don't give up that easily....
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    Quote from RN_Marie
    If you're still on your probation period, you have not reached your 90-day evals yet. Am I right? Therefore, you are not considered a full-time employee.

    My first job as a LVN was in a LTC. There are 46 patients on my station and each and everyone has Lantus and regular insulin coverage (I work NOCs). So believe me when I say I feel your pain.

    However, you've been written up for 5 times. It means that they've given you verbal warnings before writing you up. Being written up is a documentation of how safe you practice as a LVN. If they want to fire you, they can do so without any qualms because you are still on your probationary period. They can just not like how you work and fire you. Things are much simpler for probationary employees (I worked as a DSD and I've done this before) because there's no company commitment, hence being in the probation period.
    For all 5 write ups, I never received a verbal warning.
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    Sorry you seem to be having a bad morning too.

    Nah, she's no troll. She's legit.
    Unfortunately, I'm not a troll. I'm just a RN who really needs to get her act together.
    SHGR, JacknSweetpea, imintrouble, and 1 other like this.
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    It is up to you to get yourself and your nursing practice in order. No one on this site can tell you anything different from what has been said the other times you have posted about mishaps. Best wishes.
    kids, kakamegamama, wooh, and 6 others like this.


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