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Hello my fellow nurses! I need some advice.  So I've been in my role over a year and I receive job alerts still from when I was searching.  Well, one of the alerts was my job!! Yep, I'm the only nurse in my current role and my director hasn't mentioned they were adding a position.  I asked her about it,  she claims she knows nothing about this. I've gotten excellent evaluations since I've been here.  Oh and my director never said they would check with their leadership or anything. Just downplayed it. TIA. Your thoughts? 

JBMmom, MSN, NP

Specializes in Long term care; med-surg; critical care. Has 9 years experience.

I wouldn't worry until you get information that impacts you directly. Companies do weird things with postings all the time. 

Emergent, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 28 years experience.

A lot of stuff is auto generated online. I've noticed that some of it is out of date. There's a lot of inaccuracies from these methods of doing things on the internet.

morelostthanfound, BSN

Specializes in CVOR/General Surgery. Has 29 years experience.

Job boards are notoriously wrong and some HR departments even keep filled positions posted to generate more outside interest...kind of like used car lots keeping sold vehicles posted online for the same reason now that I think of it.  Haha

Agreed, the job I'm currently in had a completely different job description when it was posted (the title didn't match the description at all).  HR does weird stuff. 

Thanks everyone ☺ 

My thoughts? LOL    Reminds me of the time when an agency nurse shared during shift report that her agency couldn't extend her contract because the unit was closing.

Like the OP, I asked the Director directly for the truth; Similarly she downplayed my concerns saying that there were going to be a few changes but the unit certainly was not being closed.

Less than two weeks later, all of the nurses assigned to that unit had 30 days to find a position elsewhere in the hospital (or be terminated) because it was being closed. 

I agree that online job announcements can be inaccurate, but I also think the OP perceives something in the Director's explanation/body language/tone/verbiage etc. doesn't pass the "smell test." 

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 29 years experience.

On 11/23/2021 at 5:20 AM, glasgow3 said:

My thoughts? LOL    Reminds me of the time when an agency nurse shared during shift report that her agency couldn't extend her contract because the unit was closing.

Like the OP, I asked the Director directly for the truth; Similarly she downplayed my concerns saying that there were going to be a few changes but the unit certainly was not being closed.

Less than two weeks later, all of the nurses assigned to that unit had 30 days to find a position elsewhere in the hospital (or be terminated) because it was being closed. 

I agree that online job announcements can be inaccurate, but I also think the OP perceives something in the Director's explanation/body language/tone/verbiage etc. doesn't pass the "smell test."

Did you ever get to look the Director in the eyes after that? Lies like that deserve to be confronted...

"Did you ever get to look the Director in the eyes after that? Lies like that deserve to be confronted.."

Oh sure. The day we were informed, HR representatives, Nursing Administation members etc. and other "suits" showed up on our unit en masse to break the news and deliver their spiels. When my Director's turn came up, I interrupted her as though confused with "Wait a minute, does this mean that this unit is closing?" When she answered affirmatively, I told her (in front of everyone) that was "impossible" because I was told not two weeks ago that was not going to happen and this was obviously in the works weeks ago. You could have heard a pin drop.

Also, a couple years later (against my better judgment) I accepted a position similar to hers in Nursing Administration for the Med-Surg floors. One day out of the blue she began a conversation with "I know you think I'm nothing but a liar and can't be trusted...." to which I replied "Donna, (name changed) where would I have EVER gotten such an idea?" and then I walked away.

I was well aware that certain things had to be kept under ones cap so to speak for various reasons if you're going to be a manager. But once the cat was already out of the bag, I would have appreciated an  "I'm not at liberty to discuss further" rather than being lied to.

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 29 years experience.

1 hour ago, glasgow3 said:

"Did you ever get to look the Director in the eyes after that? Lies like that deserve to be confronted.."

Oh sure. The day we were informed, HR representatives, Nursing Administation members etc. and other "suits" showed up on our unit en masse to break the news and deliver their spiels. When my Director's turn came up, I interrupted her as though confused with "Wait a minute, does this mean that this unit is closing?" When she answered affirmatively, I told her (in front of everyone) that was "impossible" because I was told not two weeks ago that was not going to happen and this was obviously in the works weeks ago. You could have heard a pin drop.

Also, a couple years later (against my better judgment) I accepted a position similar to hers in Nursing Administration for the Med-Surg floors. One day out of the blue she began a conversation with "I know you think I'm nothing but a liar and can't be trusted...." to which I replied "Donna, (name changed) where would I have EVER gotten such an idea?" and then I walked away.

I was well aware that certain things had to be kept under ones cap so to speak for various reasons if you're going to be a manager. But once the cat was already out of the bag, I would have appreciated an  "I'm not at liberty to discuss further" rather than being lied to.

I hereby nominate you for every nursing award ever... 😎

I'll take a different position here. I worked in corporate America for some time. Those job postings cost money to the employer in most instances. They aren't cheap. In my honest opinion you should probably hedge your bets and start looking around. I've seen this happen before. I don't mean to scare you but going from experience it is better to be proactive than blindsided. I hope this all works out for you though. 

PollywogNP, ADN, BSN, MSN, LPN, NP

Specializes in Med-Surg/Tele/ER/Urgent Care. Has 44 years experience.

Go with your hunches! Happened to me. Saw job posted on Indeed, the other NP also saw it so we confronted both the doctor clinic owner and office manager who denied said they were looking for part time NP. He fired me few weeks later. The other NP no longer trusted him & left 4 months later making 10K more. I found new job about month later making 15K more.