Liability issues - page 2
by feelix | 3,737 Views | 19 Comments
Hello all, My principal expects me to treat everything and anything that may happen as long as I am in the premises. Children who go home and come back to play on the ground have been brought to me after hours. Does that not... Read More
- 0Feb 28 by mandm97I agree with all of the above! One question...are you staying after your assigned hours and since you are there, they will seek you out? If so....I would make sure to leave at the end of your working day ( I know easier said then done). If you are still there because those are your hours...I would definitely get your own insurance and keep a copy of all communication to/from your Principal and Union in your own "private" file. That way if something happened.....you can prove that you where given no support.
- 0Mar 16 by feelix7.5 hours is my contract. Yes the principal also said I could claim the extra hours if I have to take care of anyone after hours. But I should have a choice if I did not sign that in my contract. I have tried to run away at 3:15 which is my time to get off, but that leave a lot of work incomplete and botched.
- 2Mar 16 by Wave WatcherIt doesn't matter what your principal says about who you treat and when you treat. If you are working outside your hours and IF it's a liability then YOU will be the one to answer....not your principal. Protect your license first. It really irks me when the educational side of the building tries to step into the nursing side. They know NOTHING and they can truly care less if you get in trouble. They will replace you quicker than when they hired you.
- 2Mar 26 by AutumnmystYou are liable, no matter what the education personnel say, you have a NURSING license, not just a teaching certificate and have to answer to that. Get you own malpractice insurance pronto. Do yourself a HUGE favor and do not come in before your start time and leave as quickly as possible at your end time. You cannot be held responsible for that which you are not there for.
- 2Jun 22 by feelixOK folks, I resigned not only from the school but from the district. My principal, I and the district nurse manager had a meeting in which the principal lied in her teeth saying the child had not gone home and come back. The district manager lectured me on how being a nurse means your duty does not end at a certain hour.
I realized the district was not worth staying with, so I resigned. Never felt better.
- 3Jun 27 by amoLuciaThank you for the comeback. People like to know how things turn out for OPs.
Sad about your lack of district support. When it suits THEM, isn't it something that so many folk seem to think nurses are some type of saint. But we are NOT Mother Theresa's - no vows of obedience. Nor are we draftees - no oaths of allegiance.
Some people just don't get it. Good luck to you personally & professionally.