blackmail by hospital - page 3

Hello, everyone, I'm new to this forum but I'm hoping someone can help me. I've been working in ER for about a year and have been unhappy with it for several months. One of the reasons I went staff... Read More

  1. by   renerian
    I hear you for sure! When I was working at the hospital I applied to tranfer to radiation oncology from a BMT unit. I met with the DR. on the unit who was interveiwing. He told me my boss met with him and she could not find anyone who would work as much overtime as me so she did not want me hired. Pissed me off big time. I did not get the job. Hospital politics stink. Are you union?

  2. by   Jenny P
    Remember, it's YOUR license on the line everytime you go to work; and I find that 3 12's are enough to cause serious judgement lapses in me as I age! That is my limit; I will NOT be scheduled for more than that.
    Definitely write a letter of resignation to your manager, with copies to your CEO, and any one in between (hey even the Board of Directors and the Medical Director of the hospital!) and write as objectively as possible your reason for resigning is mainly related to PATIENT SAFETY-- and employee safety, health, and satisfaction. And throw in the abuse of nurses causes the nursing shortage. You have lots of good advice from other posters here.
  3. by   kmchugh

    Keep us up to date on the new job. I never stop being astounded by foolish nursing managers. There is a critical shortage of RN's. Yet, these idiots continue to treat employees shabbily, thinking the nurses don't know about the nursing shortage. As if any nurse couldn't walk out, and have a new job within about 15 minutes. And when the units are completely empty of nurses, they wonder "what's wrong with my nurses?" Well, like I said, idiots. There are so many open positions in nursing there is no reason to put up with this nonsense.

    Kevin McHugh
  4. by   Youda
    You are so right, Kevin. It hasn't been so long ago that I reported to work at a LTC. To make a long story short, I didn't clock in, did not get report, and refused the assignment. I was told that if I didn't take the assignment, I would be fired. I thought that was a real good idea, so I told them 'thank you' and left the building. Mind you, I'm in uniform and ready to work. I drove two blocks to another LTC, walked in the door. They hired me on the spot because they were desperately short. I went to the floor to help pass breakfast trays; and I only lost about 30-minutes pay. (BTW: the new facility hired me at more than I was making at the other one!)
  5. by   zudy
    Youda, I LOVE IT!!!!! When will these nursing managers get it?What does it take?
  6. by   kmchugh
    On my way out the door for the last time at the old facility, I'd probably smile nice, and wave at my old nurse manager.............

    One finger at a time.

    (OK, probably not. No need to burn bridges.)

    Kevin McHugh
  7. by   Youda
    Originally posted by kmchugh

    One finger at a time.

    :roll :roll
  8. by   canoehead
    renarian I hope you stopped working all that OT for your old unit- naybe offered to do per diem on the unit you wanted to go to ?
  9. by   Teshiee
    renerian that was cold. See keeping you from doing what makes you happy because she knows you work a lot of overtime. I hope you find something better and drop the bomb on their arse!
  10. by   bravegirlamy
    Home health is a wonderful choice!!! I left a hospital med/surg position, & have never looked back.
  11. by   Wolfbeareagle
    I know that we had issues at the hosp. I work at where a nurse refused to take on 15 patients. At the time, this was the norm for the 11-7a shift. They told the nurse that she would have to work it or they would file patient abandonment charges against her? I don't know if they can do this, but I do know that she thought they could. They are not very nice people there, and they are under the misconception that I will work for them as an RN when I get out of school. lol I won't do it, not after the way I see them treat my nurses there, they are horrible. I used to be the unit clerk there and have switched over to patient care tech, b/c it is so flexible. They tried to stop me from transferring, and when they finally allowed me to transfer, they cut my hours. They knew that I HAD to work decent hours and they have tried to use it to their advantage by cutting me to 12 hours a wk, to make me go back to the unit clerk position. Anyway, I was just wondering though about the abandonment issues?? That particular nurse ended up quitting, but they treated her so badly when she tried to stand up about the patient load. She didn't want to lose her license, and 15 patients is a lot especially on a post/op floor. Any thoughts about them being able to charge a nurse with abandonment? Sorry about the tangent about my work schedule. Makes no sense though to not work with someone who is in nursing school and they won't provide a good environment for the nurses to work in when they can, but won't.
  12. by   Jenny P
    Wolf, there are a couple of threads here about patient abandonment; do a search for threads titled like that. A nurse can be charged with patient abandonment; but there are certain requirements to do so and the nurse should check with their own State Board of Nursing for more information. On the whole, Boards of nursing are on the nurses' side in cases such as this IF the nurse folows the rules properly.
  13. by   Anaclaire
    I've known several nurses who have left busy critical care units and ER settings for the joys of Home Health and are incredibly happy now!!! I hope you will be too!!!

    We never know why things happen as they do in life--- maybe this was one of those "meant to be" things for you!!!? Sure hope so!

    Very, very proud of you!!!!!