who signs the timesheets?

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    You guys are so wonderful and I know you have never let me down when I asked a question.(unlike th e general disscussion board)
    I was working on a 24 hour case and since I gave report to the oncoming nurse I had him sign it. After I turned in my paperwork,the agency calls and tells me the parents have to sign it.

    It doesn't make sense to me. I thought the nurse should sign it since I gave report to him only. The parents were not even there. Also if the parents are there some nurses leave if the other nurse is late(for example,7am to 3pm nurse leaves child with parents at 3pm without waiting for the other nurse who shows up at 305pm) I thought on 24 hr cases you are not allowed to leave until the other nurse shows up,otherwise whsts the point of 24 hr care?

    My other agency doesn't want parenrs to sign unless the nurse specifically gave report to them.

    Does that sound odd?
    I can't get paid until the parents sign but I really think it may be a legal issue to have someone sign whom I didn't give report to)
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    I get what you mean but your time slip has nothing to do with giving report.
    The client or family member's signature on the time slip is their agreement that you worked the times listed.
    One of the financial forms they probably signed at the start of care was their agreement that their signature on the time slip is an agreement to pay for the hours.

    At my agency the time slip has to be signed by the client or a family member not another employee unless there is no other option.
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    If the parents are not there, the oncoming nurse may sign the sheet or you can write "patient unable to sign", if for some reason you are not leaving the patient in care of another (there are some exceptions when this might be the case). If the oncoming nurse is late, you wait, unless of course, the family is there. Then you report to the family and leave the patient in care of the family member. If the agency requires the family to sign the sheet and they are not there to sign it, you have an issue for the Labor Board. You may never return to the home, so then, how are you to be paid? When you leave a shift, there is to be no unfinished business, including your time sheet.
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    They are telling me to go drive to the pt home and have the parents sign it.
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    On some timesheets it says "reported off to and left in care" below the signature line.which is confusing.
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    Quote from smartnurse1982
    They are telling me to go drive to the pt home and have the parents sign it.
    Not necessary and not your responsibility. Take it to the Labor Board.
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    Quote from smartnurse1982
    On some timesheets it says "reported off to and left in care" below the signature line.which is confusing.
    This only explains who you gave report to and turned over the patient to. It makes it clear for legal purposes. Oncoming nurse, family member, or whoever, as the case may be. But that line does not take the place of the representative signature. Unless, they aren't there to sign it, then it is the oncoming nurse, "patient unable to sign", or "so and so not available to sign" or "whatever the case may be". This agency is messing with you.


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