Hi all --
I have an opportunity to work as a Nursing Assistant at Summa in Akron. I met with the HR woman today and she is bringing me back to meet with the unit manager on Tuesday for a part-time night shift position. The problem is that when I looked up the unit, I discovered it the the Heart Rhythm and Medical Telemetry floor -- my brother is an electrophysiologist at Summa and so these would be his patients. When I told my brother about the position, he is adamant that this is not a good idea -- despite the fact he is never on the floor at night -- at most I might see him in passing as I am leaving and he is coming in to round. Is there a legal reason not to work on the same floor as a family member? If so, wouldn't HR know and not send me in? Maybe there was an oversight on their part? I really want the job as complement to my nursing studies, but I truly don't want to do anything to jeopardize my brother's career. I certainly would never tell a patient that I was related to their doctor -- I am extremely professional. Unfortunately, staff would find out quickly who I am since I look and act just like my brother. What would you do? Should I call HR and alert them before I go in on Tuesday? Or just go in and let the unit manager know and see what she says -- she certainly knows my brother.