I would like some advice on a sticky situation. I have been working at this extended care facility for 4 months now. They are trying to clear 12 citations from the state. So, the big push now is to make sure that all the medication and treatment records are signed out completely. Well, when the state came in 2 months ago, the DON and all the DCD (bascially unit managers) were let go. So, they have brought in a DON and DCDs from other states. The corporation has facilities in many states.
What my problem is is that these DCDs are expecting me to sign medication and treatment records on day shift (when I work night shift) and even on days that I haven't even worked. When I refuse, their response is "Well, somebody has to sign them" I have refused to sign them as that would be falsifying medical records.
I feel like I need to get out NOW! But my question is this: When I fill out applications at new places, can I request that they not contact my current employer. If they found out I was looking, I wouldn't put it pass them to fire me. Also, what do I tell a perspective employer when I am interviewed.
I really want to state in long term care. Had I been smart at the beginning I would have checked this place out a little more as they have only received 1 and 2 star ratings on the federal government nursing home rating.
Sorry to ramble, but what do you all think I should do?
Thanks so much,