Taking on a second job!

  1. I have just taken on the responsibility of a second position at the hospital where I work. Some of you know, I'm a LPN, work 3 12/hr shifts (nights) per week, go to school full-time (trying for that RN, and have a family.
    So, this week, I agreed to take on the position of Employee Health Nurse, 2/days a week. I spent the whole afternoon yesterday just wading thru old paper work and incomplete annual physicals. Not to mention, getting ready for new employee to come next week.
    I know, I know, I've probably bitten off more than I could chew, but my problem is this.....how do I get folks to complete their annual physicals w/o stepping on alot of toes? These are my co-workers and friends, all wondering about their raises. Can't be done w/o all that paperwork.
    Any suggestions.....?
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    About NurseDianne, ADN

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    Hospice Nurse; from US
    Specialty: Hospice, PEDS, MS, Surgical


  3. by   traumaRUs
    I always try to get people to buy into what I'm asking. Perhaps explaining that their annual reviews are tied to the physicals? Just a stray thought.
  4. by   researchrabbit
    LUCKY YOU! TWO JOBS! (been there, I deeply sympathize)

    Can you get the hospital to give any incentives? Maybe...a perk for the floor with the biggest percentage of people getting it done on time? A drawing with anyone eligible who got it done on time? (wouldn't have to be much, a lot of us, KNOWING we have to do it anyway, would be overjoyed at the chance of say, free pizza)
  5. by   ERNurse752
    Where I work, if our "stuff" isn't kept current, our pay is suspended until we get it up to date...that's incentive enough for me!
  6. by   NurseDianne
    You know, I can remember years ago, my annual slipped my mind, I mean I had the paperwork, I just didn't get around to doing it. I was informed, on the last day of that month, if it was NOT done by 5 pm, I would not be allowed to return to work.
    The major problem now is this, we are really really short staffed and they do not want to po anyone off! I'm not real sure how much back up I am going to get! As far as pay raises. Our corp. has gone to a once a year, across the board, raise for all nursing staff. Everyone gets their raise at the same time. So, the annual physical/eval doesn't have anything to do w/ it. Just don't know what to do about it.