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Perks of the Job???

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CloudySue has 6 years experience and specializes in Pediatric Private Duty; Camp Nursing.

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You are reading page 6 of Perks of the Job???. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

SDALPN specializes in Peds(PICU, NICU float), PDN, ICU.

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Geez' date=' one time the family let me go 10 minutes early and I had already filled out my time sheet, so they said not to worry about it, just enjoy getting home early for a change. I felt so dirty, and worried that something would go wrong in those 15 minutes, even though the ct was very stable. Now I'm hearing that people have done this for entire days and weeks at a time? How do they live with themselves? I'd have an ulcer by the end of the day if I ever tried that![/quote']

I remember reading on either medicare or medicaid's website that you have 7 minutes before/after your clock in/out time. And if all the clocks in the house are set a few minutes apart from each other and you look at the wrong one, 10 min would be an easy mistake. I did that one time and got into the car and the clock said it was 10 min early (before cell phones were widely used). I was a bit nervous, but calmed down when I realized that by the time I grabbed my nursing stuff and went back in, that it would be time for me to go anyway.

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Today is bring your own gloves day here at work. Apparently, gloves must be a perk of the job too!

The best perks of the job that I've had...the family that provides a Netflix account to the nurses to order and stream movies to keep us awake at night and keep a low turnover. Another family provided fresh coffee and tea all day for the nurses as well as TONS of movies and a big screen TV with cable along with a couch and Ottoman. That family felt that the better they treated the nurses, the better the nurses would treat their child...however when they cooked rat, it would bother me. Had a case where we got the entire upstairs and the family who was never around stayed downstairs. That was nice to be left alone to do my job.

Cooked rat??? Oh dear me.

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edmia has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, ICU.

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A perk of this thread is getting a peek at a part of nursing that I know little about and that has always fascinated me. Thanks!

Note: I'm most surprised at these fraud or abandonment cases where the nurse was just let go. If I were a parent in the situation, or another nurse who learned of the issue... I think I would have reported it to the authorities.

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Adele_Michal7 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Pediatric.

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Cooked rat??? Oh dear me.

Cooked rat? I don't get it

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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I have officially become spoiled. My peds homecare case moved from their apartment into their first house last weekend. Very exciting for this nice young couple.

I found the house ok (the subdivision has NO streetlights- it took me a while!). Got there, learned where things are (answer: in boxes all over the place!) and the parents went to bed.

ACK! The wireless internet and cable aren't hooked up yet. Long night.

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SDALPN specializes in Peds(PICU, NICU float), PDN, ICU.

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Caught a nurse committing fraud yesterday. Showed up to work and the nurse had left her notes for the next nurse to put up for her. I was annoyed and mentioned it to the mom. The mom told me that the nurse was dying to leave when the mom got home so the mom let her leave a few hours early. I geese the 2 seconds it took to put that paperwork up was way too much time to waste. So mom tells me what time the nurse left and I said "oh, well she wrote the scheduled end time on her paper". The mom flipped out and called the office. The mom told me the office is going to wait to see if the nurse turns in the timesheet and says something before they talk to her. She documented that she left 4 hours later than she did!! The nurse has a bad reputation anyway. She has told us she's a Dr, a lawyer, an RN even though she's an LPN. She told one family she has 500 acres of land...not around here she doesn't! I told the family maybe its 500 acres of swampland! This same nurse also came in on her first day and rearranged a pts home without asking. Another nurse I work with said he's worked with her at 2 facilities and she's been fired at both for the same kind of stuff. Where do they find these warm bodies?!?!?! It will be interesting to see what happens to this nurse and if the agency reports fraud.

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