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  1. traumaQN

    To get license or not?

    Thanks for your input. I will go ahead and apply for the license. Other states I have looked into are walk-through and I guess if Florida doesn't work out, I can do that.
  2. traumaQN

    To get license or not?

    I have 100% decided to start traveling. My question now, should I go ahead and apply for my Florida nursing license? I have talked to several agencies and they seem to think that traveling to Florida this winter should be no problem. I read on the internet that it takes several weeks to get my license so should I go ahead and get one?? It's fairly expensive, and I don't want to waste money if there isn't going to be a job available. So what do you experiences travelers do about licenses?
  3. traumaQN

    Disciplinary action?? Really?

    So very true. I spoke with my divorce attorney today, and hopefully there will be some kind of quick, cheap fix to this whole thing.
  4. traumaQN

    Disciplinary action?? Really?

    Update: Had my meeting this am with HR. As if things couldn't get worse, they managed to. The head of HR and DON were waiting, I was tired (from working a 12 hour shift) and then they hit me with a TON of bricks. A new complaint of another HIPAA violation. Apparently unsatisfied with the response recieved that I had not violated HIPAA, my ex-husbands father filed a complaint. I am unsure of when the complaint was filed, but I was again investigated (though not as intensely, they looked him up and looked at who else had looked him up). Again cleared of any violation of anyones privacy. On the upside, my employer now understands that these people are simply out to get me in trouble/fired. I no longer have a Level 2 discipline on file, but a detailed statement of events and various documents proving that I have done nothing wrong. They also stated that they are behind me 100% if this goes any further, like to the Dept of Public Health and doubt very seriously if it will. I can not believe this is happening to me. I can not fathom why these people are doing this to me. We did not have a "messy" divorce. Aside from taking forever, it wasn't that bad. We have no mutual children, I let him keep the house, we took our vehicles and went our separate ways. I called my lawyer and made an appointment first thing Monday morning. This seems like harrassment to me, but I'm no lawyer. I highly doubt it will end with this either. I am seriously considering relocating, even looking into travel nursing. It is sad that I am being run out of town, but I really see no other options.
  5. traumaQN

    Disciplinary action?? Really?

    As it stands now, I have an appointment with Human Resources tomorrow. I have submitted official documentation from Verizon wireless proving that these texts were not sent while I was at work. I have been found innocent of any HIPAA violation following intense investigation by my employer. I also have copies of police reports from my home being vandalized (although, I was unable to prove it was her) and copies of 911 calls made by her pretending to be me (these were proven, cell phones have GPS so the police can pinpoint the location that the call was made from, coincedentally it was her house). What will become of this, I have no idea. Hopefully nothing, hopefully they will tear up the discipline and send me on my merry way. I would love to hire a lawyer, but in talking with the attorney who handled my divorce it doesn't seem possible. It will be expensive and lengthy, and will not repair the damage done and any monetary reward would be minimal. TO missy988: "Something about this post isn't sounding right. I'm wondering if all the true facts have been brought to surface. You stated u were found innocent but it still left a bad taste in your emplorers mouth. If you were found innocent why are you stressing. Sounds fishy to me" I would like to reply: There isn't anything fishy about this post. The true facts have been brought to the surface. No employer enjoys handling problems, and I don't want to appear like a problem. Someone had to paid to investigate all my key-strokes and I was discussed among the "higher ups" of my hospital in a negative light. I am sorry that I find a situation like this extremely stressful. I am a single parent and my job is extremely important to me. It is a horrible feeling to go into work everyday and hope it will not be your last. "This is exactly why I don't think the OP is being one hundred percent truthful! To me this would be very eSy to prove otherwise. She would have the verizon records. You are not just gonna get a level two discipline for nothing! What else happened trauma qn? What are you leaving out?" This has been addressed.
  6. Don't know where to start. I love my job, but am unhappy with hospital politics. From a small mid-western town without a lot of opportunities. Also not happy with mid-western living and the harsh winters. Just looking for something new, exciting, and different. Graduated with ADN June 2008, worked on Telemetry Unit from 6/08-4/10, and Emergency Room from 4/10-current, and also have a PRN position at a long term care facility. Is this enough to start traveling? Should I apply for Tele positions or ER? I will be traveling with my teenage son (who is homeschooled) and a small dog. Can I take advantage of housing for travelers (will require a 2 bedroom)? I have been trying to do research online and am not having the greatest success. It seems that a lot of the traveling agencies require completion of a lengthy application before listing available opportunities. Also, I am not sure how my current employer will feel about being contacted by multiple agencies. Any constructive advice is appreciated.
  7. traumaQN

    Hourly rounding signoff sheet

    I totally agree.
  8. traumaQN

    Hourly rounding signoff sheet

    I thought it was only our hospital that did that. We have the 5 P's we have to ask each pt during the rounding, and I have actually had a pt say, "no I don't have to pee" before I ever started the scripting.
  9. traumaQN

    Disciplinary action?? Really?

    Thanks for all of your input. I don't know why this girl has a problem with me. My ex and I had filed for divorce before they ever met. I have never met her or spoken to her, yet I feel like she has it out for me. We live in a very small town, and I really feel like a)she made this up to get me fired and b) even though proven innocent it leaves a bad taste in my employers mouth. I have yet to see the content of these "text" messages.
  10. traumaQN

    Disciplinary action?? Really?

    I didn't have my cell at work. Those were the time stamps from when she printed out the texts. The texts were the night before when I was at home on my couch.
  11. traumaQN

    Disciplinary action?? Really?

    was asked into the Directors office at the hospital where I am employed at as a registered nurse. I was told that they had been investigating me for a HIPAA violation brought to them by a patient (my exs girlfriend). She went to them in April with a text msg that I had sent to her. I was not allowed to see the msg (to protect the patients privacy). The texts were printed out in email form w/time stamp of 4/13 745am. I was at work @ that time. My verizon records show that I text my ex 2 times on 4/12 940pm. My employer is very upset w/ me regarding verbage used in msg. I recieved a Level 2 discipline stating "while the results of the investigation showed no HIPAA violation of privacy on XX part, her behavior and actions are unacceptable." Is there anything I can do about this? I have had problems with my ex and his girlfriend since March 2009. They have stolen property from me and vandalized my home. I have contacted Verizon in an attempt to get copies of these text messages. As I recall, they began with him texting me about the title of his vehicle (which he has misplaced) and had nothing to do with his girlfriend. Verizon said that it would require a court order and due to the length of time that has now passed they are unsure they even have the records. I do not know his girlfriends phone number, I do not know who her doctor is, nor am I aware of any of her medical history. I have never treated her in the emergency room where I work, I don't even know if she had ever been into the emergency where I work. I have not signed the disciplinary action form, and have been told that I can write a response to go with it in my personal file. Can my job even do this? Can they write me up for something that a)did not occur in the workplace and b)was investigated by them and found to be not a violation of HIPAA?
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