Need a Manager's Insights - Career Advice - page 2

by Ginger35

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To be honest, I really don't know where life is taking me..... I am a RN with 12years experience encompassing: 2 years experience in a small rural community hospital ER (currently working) 3 years case management 4-5 years... Read More


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    DesertRN,

    I would think that you are entitled to view your file in HR. So, I think that is a good place to start. Anything that you feel is inappropriate, untrue & etc should be addressed and perhaps contested. I would definitely explain about how long you have been there and your stellar employment history prior to this nurse manager coming into the picture and how her write up has affected your growth within the organization. Point out this last issue you just explained to us. I would *think* this would prompt some sort of action.

    Sy,
    Ginger
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    I have been a nurse for 12 years. During those 12 years all in surgery my roles included everything from staff RN to charge RN. Once I decided to take the leap of faith in management, I chose to change organizations. I was fortunate in the new organization in that I had a director that was willing to teach me about budget, leadership, ect... I currently hold a BSN and if I were to pursue my education it would be a MBA. I agree with the Six Sigma Leadership program. Obtaining the blackbelt and or green or yellow is most helpful. I believe going directly from staff to a director role could be overwhelming! While education is important, don't forget about the politics of a situation. Good Luck to You!
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    Indy,

    Thank-you for the feedback. Yes, going from a staff position to a directorship would be a big change for anyone. That is part of the reason I decided to "bridge" with the MBA.

    I know many hospitals are gearing more and more working toward quality initiatives. I believe that this is due to CMS outcomes and this being tied to reimbursement.

    Anyways, I have seen quite a bit of postings for jobs regarding the yellow, green, and black belt in Six Sigma. I had thought that these certifications were for those who come from a background in QM or TQM (I understand that everyone needs to be involved in quality).

    Anyways, my question: Are they expecting managers from all disciplines to obtain these certifications from your area? Just curious. How would one go about getting them?
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    Thank you Ginger, I'll do just that.
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    Now I have these bad marks on my otherwise spotless record. My manager was recently fired and my complaints along with the Dr.'s and several other nurse's was the catalyst.
    I was recently offered a position, which involved a promotion and raise with
    the same healthcare organization. When I called a few days later to check the status of my transfer I was told "Sorry the position isn't available".
    I've got a feeling that the person who offered the job took a look at my file and backed out. What can I possibly do to recover my reputation? Should I question this manager to be sure of my suspicions? I am more than qualified for the new job. And I know it is still available.
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    Update on my problem....
    The manager who offered me the job was relieved of her duties. Tansfered to the Med-surg floor. I then spoke with the district manager who knew my old boss and said my record shouldn't be a problem. But she wanted me to work a few shifts to try the place out. So that's what I'm doing. I worked my first shift last week. It was great. I have 3 more scheduled. Then I will approach her again. I did look at my file and anyone with any managerial savvy will see through the write ups.
    Thanks for your support.


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