The facility I worked at recently fired a CNA after many staff members reported what the CNA said to pts. The CNA was making statements such as telling one pt, "The only thing wrong with you is that your psyhco" Answering call lights and telling the pts, that she did not clean up sh*t, cursing in rooms and even telling one pt. not to "touch me because your nasty". She made many other statments also, and the abuse was verbal. Our facility reported the abuse to the State Dept. of Health after investigating and firing her. The other night, she showed up in a uniform and told other CNA's that she quit because there was no teamwork at the facility. She stated she was working at another local nursing home. I know for a fact she was fired for verbal abuse, and also that it was reported. I am assuming that the other facility did not check references (they are known to do this at times), however she also lied that she quit at ours. So maybe (hopefully) she lied about working at the other facility. So I guess my question here is, what can be done about this? Should I call the state and question why she is working at another facility? Should I call the other facility? I just assumed that if someone is fired once for abuse, then it would be flagged somewhere on her certification that a new facility would be able to see that? It sickens me to think that she is caring for other elderly and often confused pts that may not be able to report what she says/does to them. I do not think this situation is right, however I am not sure where I stand since for one, technically I shouldn't know about the abuse and that she was fired. And two, I really shouldn't have been told it was reported to the state. But I work in a small facility and am close with most of the management. One member of the management confided to me what happend and I seen the report to the state. But really I shouldn't have. I have told no one else at work what I know about the investigation/reporting. Other staff does know about the alleged abuse because they were interveiwed and many reported things she had said. So does anyone know if the new facility would know about the abuse at ours? Or should I do something? Is it my place to?