I'm a charge nurse on a psychiatric unit where patients on suicide watch need to have a body/room search done each shift. One of the staff forgot to document that she completed this the other night. When she went to initial for doing the checks the next day, she found that my initials were there as if I did the checks. It's CLEARLY not my signature and looks identical to another nurse's handwriting that worked that evening. I'm so angry that he would falsify my initials at all, especially when I didn't even perform the check. I sent an email to my clinical manager and am waiting to hear back. What should my manager do about this? I'm not looking for him to be in trouble and don't want to come off that way to my manager but I definitely want to make sure it's handled correctly. Who knows what else he's been falsifying on the floor as he's the charge nurse on another shift.
Falsification of documentation is grounds for termination. So if HE is guilty, he should be history. Obviously, he has done this before if it came so easy to him to do it this time and obviously he has gotten away with it before since he had no second thoughts about doing it again. So, out he should go! What if something happened during the shift that the check wasn't done? He has placed your job and license on the chopping block. I, personally, would be sharpening up the ax!
I have no use for a liar!! We need to be able to trust our co-workers, especially in a filed where someone's life is on the line!
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