I am a new CNA and I am on the usual 90 day probational period for our facility. Some of the other new girls got fired, I don't know why, and they don't either. I am worried, because I am not the most compentent CNA and I am not the least bit confident in my self (obviously)
I want to know the do's and Don'ts while I am on my probational period. what will they nail me for. Please help, because I love my job, and I want to stay a CNA for quite a while.
thank you for reading this. Any input is apriciated. You have a nice day!
Oct 20, '02
Mandi, I could be wrong, but firing a person for "no reason" is against the law. Either the people who got fired are misleading you by saying they don't know why they got fired or they really do know, but feel they can not defend themselves against injustice from their boss.
I believe every firing is done with steps leading up to it. If u are working in a big facility, there is probably a whole procedure set up for firing people.
If u are that worried, I would go to your boss and say: I need to know what are the specific aspects of my probation period.
Some "probation" things can be
- making a significant mistake ( like with a blood draw)
- doing something out of scope of your practice
( like giving out medicine, including adjusting oxygen)
- calling in more than 3 times in a 90 day period
- being late
- complaints from patients
- not following through with tasks assigned by your superior
I do believe unfair termination happens, but most of the time there is a reason.
Companies are not interested in firing their employees, especially is they spend hours and weeks and lots of money on training them and compling a file in HR.
In the hospital where I work , unlicensed personel is given free uniforms, free CPR course, free telemetry and phlebotomy courses, etc.
Don't stress yourself so much. Work hard, be true to your good principals, be friendly, but don't get personal with anyone and u will be just fine.
Last edit by Anagray on Oct 20, '02