We have several nurses pregnant on our med/surg floor and one of them brought in a note from her OB doc stating she can't lift over 25 pounds. She was flatout told that the lifting requirements are over 50 pounds as stated in the job description. Too bad so sad. Either comply or find another job elsewhere.
I gladly pick up the slack as do the other nurses, but it still made me mad. If a tech injures herself on the floor due to repetitive poor lifting habits they get light duty with full pay (workman's comp), but the hospital can not, or rather will not, accommodate a nurse with problems during pregnancy?