Psych career ended as quick as it started
- 0Jun 24, '12 by HolyPeasAfter only a little over a month working in a state psych facility I felt I needed to quit. Care was terrible, they left elderly patients on the floor, huge gaping wounds were left open because the doctors wouldnt come see them, broken hands left untreated.
This is my first psych job, as well as my first nursing job but I am shocked and horrified.
Who do I call to report this?
- 2Jun 24, '12 by IEDaveIf you can tell us which state & county you're in, we can give you a better answer. For California, each county has an ombudsman program that you can report to, or you can report to the state level (800-231-4024); if not them, then local law enforcement should be contacted. Also, in California you need to file an SOC 341 complaint form as well. Phone call should be done within 24 hours & SOC 341 should be done within 72 hours.
- 0Jul 18, '12 by Topaz7I hope that doesnt ruin your perception of psych. Find a better facility. I work for a large nonprofit christian based organization and I love it! Patients are our number one concern as it should be. If we even suspect anything is wrong we send them out to a hospital we are affiliated with.
- 0Jul 25, '12 by ElladoraI'm sorry to hear you had such a horrible experience. As Topaz said, please don't let that ruin your perception of mental health.
In my state, you would need to contact Social Services and the Department of Inspections and Appeals. What you are describing is abuse and needs to be reported accordingly.