CWA 1122 VNA Newsletter August 27, 2014
In the last two months we have had FOUR clinicians terminated due to ALLEDGEDLY falsifying records.
Sisters and Brothers, there has been a drastic cultural change. We are no longer family in the eyes of management. We already have a management team that has grown more aggressive to find pinhole faults in our work and rip them into bigger holes.
We recognize the fact that the Homecare Homebase product has many faults of its own in terms of documenting location, time, patient status and treatment. Be mindful not to add to this. Watch your every move; they are watching with high powered microscopes.
It is extremely important that we all document everything that we do. Never report anything that was not done. If you didn’t do it, leave it blank! If you have any questions about how something should be documented, seek clarification from your immediate manager. If you feel his or her involvement does not solve the issue appropriately, speak to the department head. Leave the documentation INCOMPLETE until the matter can be resolved.
If you do not agree with their directives, DO NOT document it. Again, leave the document INCOMPLETE until the matter can be resolved. Do not be forced to answer questions incorrectly. Management has always been pushing the scoring game to achieve the highest, spruced-up reimbursement. We can no longer follow this directive because it is falsification of documentation. When it comes to OASIS changes, do not be forced to Click ACCEPT ALL as we’ve been pressured to do. Our answers are to be a reflection of the true status of the patient not just a tool to get more money.
Know your Weingarten Rights. If you reasonably believe that discipline or other adverse consequence (TO YOU OR A BROTHER/SISTER) may result from a meeting with a Company representative, you have a right to Union representation at that meeting. But you must request it.
The electronic devices we use from cell phones to the tablet have time stamps and GPS technology that monitors our every move and key stroke. This is a 24 hour ability to watch everything you are doing even when you are home.
Protect YOURSELF. Protect EACH OTHER, Protect our UNION.
VNA Unit Mobilization Committee
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