Hanging It Up - page 2

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It seems almost unreal: in six days, I will don my scrubs, put my name badge on, and go to work at the nursing home like I have almost every weekend since last July. I will pass meds, listen to hearts and lungs, change a dressing... Read More


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    Quote from whichone'spink
    Congratulations. This might be a nice way to stick it to your previous facility that threw you under the bus after the failed survey. Hammer them some more.
    They would absolutely crap to see you walk in with the next inspection team. It would serve them right.
    SE_BSN_RN, gardenia1, jalyc RN, and 3 others like this.
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    Quote from whichone'spink
    Congratulations. This might be a nice way to stick it to your previous facility that threw you under the bus after the failed survey. Hammer them some more.
    The only problem with that idea is that it's considered a possible conflict of interest. To my knowledge, the higher uppers do not schedule surveyors to visit sites where there might be a such a problem.

    A bad facility could then challenge a poor survey if there were a chance of being improper.

    Let them get their lumps when they can't argue them!

    To Viva - best of wishes, personally & professionally.
    SE_BSN_RN, sharpeimom, Altra, and 2 others like this.
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    I am so happy for you Viva. You definitely deserve this break....you've EARNED it my friend. I've been out of LTC for 4 1/2 months now & still thankful to be out every single day. It just eats you alive.
    gardenia1, merrywhiterose, jalyc RN, and 3 others like this.
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    What a well written post. I congratulate you and wish you the best in your future. Simply put, as carers we receive little care from our employers, our co-workers and our communities. However, we do receive an over-abundance of patronising statements. For me, hearing "I don't know how you do it" and "you are an angel" have worn out their welcome. I am a person and I was not born a nurse. I studied hard and long and sacrificed a great deal due to shift work and being set-up to fail in most every nursing job I have ever accepted. I, too, have moved on and I have no regrets. Nursing at the bedside took much more than I had to give. I took abuse from my co-workers, my mangers, patients and families that led me to the brink of total and utter depression.
    gardenia1, jalyc RN, Marisette, and 4 others like this.
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    Now you get to spend your "semi-retirement" making other nurses quake in their Danskos. Good luck Viva!
    SE_BSN_RN, pinkiepieRN, poppycat, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from amoLucia
    The only problem with that idea is that it's considered a possible conflict of interest. To my knowledge, the higher uppers do not schedule surveyors to visit sites where there might be a such a problem.

    A bad facility could then challenge a poor survey if there were a chance of being improper.

    Let them get their lumps when they can't argue them!

    To Viva - best of wishes, personally & professionally.
    Thank you! This is indeed true. I don't know if it's the same everywhere, but in my state, a surveyor who previously worked in a given facility within the past 2-3 years cannot survey that facility. I also will be trained only in SNF/ICF, so I won't be going back to the ALF at any time.

    I really appreciate all the kind words, everyone. I think I'll be good in this job, and having been in the trenches for so many years, I know I'll be fair.
    SE_BSN_RN, CHAVNY, gardenia1, and 8 others like this.
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    Merry Christmas and may I say the warmest "Thank You" for all the patients that you have dedicated yourself to for so many years! As a long time nurse I know the hard work and dedication it takes.
    SE_BSN_RN, osborncs, prnqday, and 2 others like this.
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    You know I have been Team Marla from the get-go. I must confess that every time I encourage you I am encouraging myself at the same time. After 39 years and more health issues than there is time to list them I am still in the biz but definitely needing to move back into a non clinical position. Ths current job has reminded me all too well why I simply can't tolerate being on call and having to dance to the tune of non medical folks trying to make nursing decisions.

    So attagirl Marla and hey atta girl me.
    LockportRN, Elle7, TriciaJ, and 4 others like this.
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    I'm new to civilian nursing, but I totally get it. Good for you Viva!! I feel like life is much too short to be miserable. Good Luck and thank you for all the quality nursing I'm sure you put in for all those years. Happy Trails
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    Congrats!
    VivaLasViejas likes this.


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