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(Charleston Post and Courier)   Background checks can be time consuming, but you should probably take less than 27 years to make sure a nurse has her license   (postandcourier.com) divider line 20
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-11 11:56:47 AM  
If somebody has been working well for 27 years with no serious problem, waive the license requirement.
 
2012-10-11 11:56:59 AM  
How the hell does that even happen? I have to give my employer a new copy of each of my state and national licenses every two years, and have repeat background checks done.

The fact this could occur in our day and age boggles the mind.
 
2012-10-11 12:00:10 PM  
And this my friends is the result of institutionalized "pencil-whipping". This is what happens when you have so many regulations and laws to deal with you just say "screw it" to some of the ones that seem less likely to stand out during an audit.
 
2012-10-11 12:02:20 PM  

BronyMedic: The fact this could occur in our day and age boggles the mind.


I bet the hospital didn't do background checks in 1985 when she was hired and since she was only on an as-needed basis she slipped through the annual nursing license check.
 
2012-10-11 12:04:03 PM  

NumberFiveIsAlive: And this my friends is the result of institutionalized "pencil-whipping". This is what happens when you have so many regulations and laws to deal with you just say "screw it" to some of the ones that seem less likely to stand out during an audit.


There's a board ruling in Tennessee that says do not put a non-service animal in the back of an ambulance with a patient.

Do you know why?

A rescue squad in East Tennessee put a "dead" deer they hit in the back with a patient they were transporting, with the intention of eating it later, and the deer woke up and beat the crap out of the tech and the patient while trying to get out of the box.

The reason we have regulations against seemingly common sense and stupid things is because people have done those things which go against intelligence and common sense.
 
2012-10-11 12:05:17 PM  

NumberFiveIsAlive: And this my friends is the result of institutionalized "pencil-whipping". This is what happens when you have so many regulations and laws to deal with you just say "screw it" to some of the ones that seem less likely to stand out during an audit.


I got that way at work and was called on it and recently terminated. Did helpdesk and supported 14 clients, sometimes it would get super busy between live chats, emails and phone calls. You really did not have time to check the KB to see if it had been updated and went by the old standards.

Violated a new SOP :(
 
2012-10-11 12:05:24 PM  
That's pretty incredible if she's done a decent job without the license. On the job training, I guess?
 
2012-10-11 12:05:42 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: BronyMedic: The fact this could occur in our day and age boggles the mind.

I bet the hospital didn't do background checks in 1985 when she was hired and since she was only on an as-needed basis she slipped through the annual nursing license check.


I don't know how it is up north, but down here they stopped issuing RNs and LPNs their license cards. The state maintains a registry website and phone-line that employers have to use every two years to verify their employees licenses have been renewed in accordance with the multistate nursing compacts.
 
2012-10-11 12:16:04 PM  
That's not so hard to believe. Lots of places don't do the basic background checks they're supposed to do.
 
2012-10-11 12:17:43 PM  
and I thought 8 months to get my CAC card from the Army was ridiculous.

/lost my paperwork 3 times.
//card granted within a week once paperwork was received.
 
2012-10-11 12:30:38 PM  

BronyMedic: To The Escape Zeppelin!: BronyMedic: The fact this could occur in our day and age boggles the mind.

I bet the hospital didn't do background checks in 1985 when she was hired and since she was only on an as-needed basis she slipped through the annual nursing license check.

I don't know how it is up north, but down here they stopped issuing RNs and LPNs their license cards. The state maintains a registry website and phone-line that employers have to use every two years to verify their employees licenses have been renewed in accordance with the multistate nursing compacts.


Washington has gone online too, funny thing is, even though they don't issue me a paper license anymore I'm pretty sure the rule saying I need to have a copy of it on me in the workplace is still in effect.
 
2012-10-11 12:36:41 PM  
Kentucky don't give you a paper license, they send you a plastic one.
 
2012-10-11 12:44:39 PM  

Medic Zero: Washington has gone online too, funny thing is, even though they don't issue me a paper license anymore I'm pretty sure the rule saying I need to have a copy of it on me in the workplace is still in effect.


So you have to fold up a print out and keep it on you?

Mississippi used to issue us hard plastic, laminated ID cards for EMS Driver and Paramedic which had our photos and everything on it. Now they literally mail us a letter-sized certificate we have to keep in our wallets, that's printed on the cheapest recycled paper they could get.
 
2012-10-11 01:24:50 PM  
BronyMedic: How the hell does that even happen?

You don't have to have a license to work in a hospital. All you gotta do is apply for one. The state law says you can work in a hospital while they're processing your application. They got a ten-year backlog. And besides, they'll never find out. All you gotta do is keep changing your job title. Like, uh, from Nurse to Dietary Director. And what happens is, they take your application, they put it at the bottom of the pile. I know guys workin' there for thirty years, don't have a license.
 
2012-10-11 01:37:45 PM  
Holy shiat! I know several women that went to that school to become LPNs or RNs.

/Not really CSB, and not surprised
 
2012-10-11 02:03:40 PM  
Fewer.
 
2012-10-11 02:27:11 PM  

BronyMedic: Medic Zero: Washington has gone online too, funny thing is, even though they don't issue me a paper license anymore I'm pretty sure the rule saying I need to have a copy of it on me in the workplace is still in effect.

So you have to fold up a print out and keep it on you?

Mississippi used to issue us hard plastic, laminated ID cards for EMS Driver and Paramedic which had our photos and everything on it. Now they literally mail us a letter-sized certificate we have to keep in our wallets, that's printed on the cheapest recycled paper they could get.


I'm working hospital side as an assistant, when the Dept of Health was still issuing paper certificates they issued a larger (1/2 sheet) one and a wallet sized one. We were supposed to keep the later on us and were reminded before every JCAHO inspection that they might ask us for them and we'd better have them.
 
2012-10-11 02:57:05 PM  

Victoly: BronyMedic: How the hell does that even happen?

You don't have to have a license to work in a hospital. All you gotta do is apply for one. The state law says you can work in a hospital while they're processing your application. They got a ten-year backlog. And besides, they'll never find out. All you gotta do is keep changing your job title. Like, uh, from Nurse to Dietary Director. And what happens is, they take your application, they put it at the bottom of the pile. I know guys workin' there for thirty years, don't have a license.


Damn! I was searching for an Alan King photo from Casino.

/nice jorb
 
2012-10-11 10:10:43 PM  
CSB time: A high school teaching colleague of mine for a number of years was well respected and did a good job in the math classroom as well as some sports coaching. He applied for a promotion to department head after about 12 years. It only came out at that point that not only did he lack a teaching certificate he only had a year or two of University. Of course he was summarily fired...... Got a job at a posh private school and is still there, doing a good job.
 
2012-10-13 12:16:37 PM  
Heh, what I said was deleted for being "hate speech?" Only if you assume all the nurses I've dealt with recently were black.

Time to call a medic to cure someone's butt hurt.
 
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