Written up for false documentation... - page 3
i work in ltc and today i was written up for false documentation. i documented in the tar that a treatment was done when it wasn't. when questioned by the supervisor i admitted that i did not do the... Read More
Mar 22, '12Occupation: RN Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in ltc ; From: ZM ; Joined: Jul '08; Posts: 4,125; Likes: 3,999Quote from MeriwhenI always appreciate your comments. I know for fact that I'm in the right career. I have no doubt about it. There are times when I wish I wasn't a nurse but then I remember the reason I chose nursing. I also know that while I have made some careless mistakes in my three years of practice I have also been able provide competent care. I have many great strengths that have been recognized by previous employers, patients, doctors, and families.Sorry you're going through this again...but my advice given to you in all of your other threads still stands. I don't know what issues you have going on with you but based on your pattern of work difficulties, something IS there and IMO you really need to work on addressing it. What that something is, I don't know...but you need to take care of it because it's going to keep tripping you up.
And I really think you should seriously consider whether nursing is really meant for you. You have a pattern of careless mistakes followed by your bailing or being let go, which to me is a big red flag. Nursing may be the career you always wanted to have and you may love being a nurse, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should be a nurse, if that makes sense.
Maybe nursing isn't for you or you're just having a hell of a first year. Only you can answer that...but you need to look at it honestly. And get the help you need with both your personal and professional issues.
Best of luck getting through this.
I received a compliment recently from a doctor. I have had doctors tell me I was prudent.
My personal life is fine at this point. I honestly could not be happier. Once again, last year was really up and down so far as my career. It was mainly due to my school schedule. When I did get terminated it was not for a careless mistake, it was due to my school schedule.
Once again I appreciate your comments and concern. I know that I'll find my place in nursing someday. I'm sorry, I just don't give up that easily....
Mar 22, '12Occupation: RN Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in ltc ; From: ZM ; Joined: Jul '08; Posts: 4,125; Likes: 3,999Quote from RN_MarieFor all 5 write ups, I never received a verbal warning.If you're still on your probation period, you have not reached your 90-day evals yet. Am I right? Therefore, you are not considered a full-time employee.
My first job as a LVN was in a LTC. There are 46 patients on my station and each and everyone has Lantus and regular insulin coverage (I work NOCs). So believe me when I say I feel your pain.
However, you've been written up for 5 times. It means that they've given you verbal warnings before writing you up. Being written up is a documentation of how safe you practice as a LVN. If they want to fire you, they can do so without any qualms because you are still on your probationary period. They can just not like how you work and fire you. Things are much simpler for probationary employees (I worked as a DSD and I've done this before) because there's no company commitment, hence being in the probation period.
Mar 22, '12Occupation: RN Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in ltc ; From: ZM ; Joined: Jul '08; Posts: 4,125; Likes: 3,999Quote from MeriwhenUnfortunately, I'm not a troll. I'm just a RN who really needs to get her act together.Sorry you seem to be having a bad morning too.
Nah, she's no troll. She's legit.
Mar 22, '12Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 37,999; Likes: 37,227It is up to you to get yourself and your nursing practice in order. No one on this site can tell you anything different from what has been said the other times you have posted about mishaps. Best wishes.
Mar 22, '12Joined: Aug '09; Posts: 6,328; Likes: 26,053It sounds like you are working in a privately owned facility that does not respect for nurses...
or the residents.
When they are firing people left and right over bs like your describe.... it is because the DON is power trippin'.
I would seriously consider leaving without the 2 week notice... only you can decide that.
After all, what kind of recommendation would they give..
and what would it be worth?
Good luck,,,, no where to go but up!
Mar 22, '12Joined: Sep '03; Posts: 6,885; Likes: 12,486It might be helpful to remember the old definition of insanity:
Doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.
Mar 22, '12From: US ; Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 140; Likes: 39I've been in your shoes and after much consideration I did put in my two weeks notice. I was then asked to reconsider my request. Instead of leaving, I am now PRN in my facility. I will work my minimum. I believe you when you say not every cream apply to every patient and not all treatments are done on every patient. So little time to complete all that required within 8 hrs shift. When I was on the floor I gave my all and I knew in my heart I have done far more than other nurses on the floor. However, no one there to witness my hard working. They only to see your shortfall. Put your two weeks and find another job. Maybe try Home Health. I work hard for this license but getting written up left and right as a new grad without verbal counsel first is not so good. Good luck with your decision. Think it through long and hard.
Quote from FutureRN_NPThank you for your reply. This is so true. Some nurses make up weights, fingersticks, vitals signs and so on. I've seen it with my own eyes. I know not every treatment is being done. At my facility all nurses are guilty of this. As stated previously, last night I went through our treatment cart and did assessments on everyone who needed a treatment. Most of the creams were not even in the cart or room, so there is no way it's being done. I have taken the initial to get some of the orders d/c'd and reduced.I've been in your shoes and after much consideration I did put in my two weeks notice. I was then asked to reconsider my request. Instead of leaving, I am now PRN in my facility. I will work my minimum. I believe you when you say not every cream apply to every patient and not all treatments are done on every patient. So little time to complete all that required within 8 hrs shift. When I was on the floor I gave my all and I knew in my heart I have done far more than other nurses on the floor. However, no one there to witness my hard working. They only to see your shortfall. Put your two weeks and find another job. Maybe try Home Health. I work hard for this license but getting written up left and right as a new grad without verbal counsel first is not so good. Good luck with your decision. Think it through long and hard.
I'm putting in my 2weeks today. I still have a PRN job as a school nurse. I've been doing school nursing for 6 years now and I do love it. I still want to get more bedside experience but maybe its not meant to be....
Mar 22, '12Occupation: Registered Nurse From: US ; Joined: Feb '12; Posts: 44; Likes: 70Quote from NurseLoveJoy88Verbal warning can be as simple as pointing out a mistake and telling you the proper way to do it and you telling them that you'll watch out for it. It does not need to be formal.For all 5 write ups, I never received a verbal warning.
If you leave, it does not change the fact that you have been written up 5 times. Are they after you? Maybe, maybe not.
My question is, do you think you are a safe nurse?
Mar 22, '12Occupation: LPN Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in . ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '10; Posts: 3,742; Likes: 16,006Um, I'm pretty sure it's not possible to lose your license just because you forgot to circle your initials on a tx not done. There would be a lot less nurses out there...
Being fired though... if a facility wants to fire you they could get you on this or another BS charge. I swear to god, the only reason LTC still makes nurses initial a million stupid little boxes every shift is because they *know* sooner or later everyone will miss something and then they will have leverage.
Mar 22, '12Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 10,575; Likes: 13,222Quote from NurseLoveJoy88Don't apologize because there is nothing to be sorry for. If you feel nursing is for you, then there's your answer...and again, that was a question only YOU could have answered. Not me or anyone else. All I know about you is what I read here, so I don't know what you're thinking or feeling or doing unless you choose to share it with us.I'm sorry, I just don't give up that easily....
But in all honesty, the pattern that you have been showing does beg for THAT question to be asked...and people may keep asking it if they keep seeing that pattern. Something to keep in mind while you're figuring out where your niche is, and IMO that question is something you shouldn't take personally.
Again, best of luck.
Mar 22, '12Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 10,575; Likes: 13,222Quote from NurseLoveJoy88If you were a troll it'd be pretty impressive...I mean, nearly 4 years and 4100+ posts before you were finally found out? Usually trolls show their colors in 110 posts or less.Unfortunately, I'm not a troll. I'm just a RN who really needs to get her act together.
Mar 22, '12Joined: Apr '11; Posts: 0; Likes: 382"nah, she's no troll. she's legit. "
for the record, i would be willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that meriwhen ( ) doesn't mean "has a legitimate beef with a mean employer." i think she means "real."