Nurses on drugs being hired by scrmc

Nurses on drugs being hired by scrmc

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Concerned

Morehead, KY

#1 Dec 17, 2010
St.Claire is hiring known drug addicts in the KARE program because the government pays their wages. Nurses with no drug problems can't get a job because the director of nursing wants cheaper nurses. Is that fair? They smuggle in urine to pass drug tests. I know this for a fact. They need a DON who cares about more than money.
patient

Dahlonega, GA

#2 Dec 17, 2010
Concerned wrote:
St.Claire is hiring known drug addicts in the KARE program because the government pays their wages. Nurses with no drug problems can't get a job because the director of nursing wants cheaper nurses. Is that fair? They smuggle in urine to pass drug tests. I know this for a fact. They need a DON who cares about more than money.
If you know this for a fact them it is your responsibility to inform them of it and let them know the name of person or persons that are known drug addicts.
They are putting patients life in danger here and could be taking patients meds instead of the patient getting the meds they need so please for the sake of the patients at SCRMC call the head of the hospital and report it! ASAP
Concerned

Dahlonega, GA

#3 Dec 17, 2010
They already know. These nurses are in drug rehab. They get hired because the government pays their wages, not the hospital. It's no secret. The hospital has made a deal to hire nurses in the kare program. I'm all for second chances but unless you have a current drug problem you probably won't get a job there. Who would you report it to? The powers that be have set this ip themselves.
lie

Santa Clara, CA

#4 Dec 17, 2010
St Claire isnt the only hospital with nurses in the KARE program. KDMC does as well & probably others as well. I have been offered two positions at St Claire since May & I'm not in rehab nor do I have any history of drug abuse. If you can't get a job there perhaps there is another reason.
used

Cleveland, GA

#5 Dec 18, 2010
i dont like the thought of it but i am one for second chances because i was given one and my life is a whole lot better now i wish them all the luck in the world go kare prograhm
Friend of Nurses

Ashland, KY

#6 Dec 18, 2010
The KARE Program is a great thing and I know several nurses who are in it and working at hospitals in the tri-state area. I don't believe for a minute that they are packing in urine. Someone is just jealous and wanting to start trouble. Way to go KARE Program. Thanks for giving these nurses a second chance.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#7 Dec 18, 2010
But SCMC is using this program to get a large portion of its staffing, leaving only a handful of nurses with unrestricted practice able to help in bad situations. SCMC is a hospital with substandard patient safety and care, I wouldn't take my dog there, at least not with the current administration and how they are running it.
Former Employee

Virgie, KY

#8 Dec 18, 2010
Been there, done that, ran out before my license was in jeopardy from the terrible work conditions. If you got family going there, one word...Transfer!
Wimpy

Georgetown, KY

#9 Dec 18, 2010
I think there is a good deal of hyperbole being thrown around here. The staff at St. Claire is competent and capable. I wouldn't be surprised if the complainers above were fired for incompetence.
NAME THEM

Nicholasville, KY

#10 Dec 18, 2010
IF U KNOW WHO THEY ARE I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW I SURE WILL NOT LET THEM TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY. THAT IS A FACT
concernedaboutco ncerned

Louisville, KY

#11 Dec 18, 2010
...why don't you let the powers that be know about the smuggled urine???...are you saying they know about the urine???...call the news...tell your story...posting on topix isn't the solution...
Wimpy

Georgetown, KY

#12 Dec 19, 2010
They're posting on Topix because they are lying sh*t-stirrers. They can come here and hide while they complain.

If you don't like the care at SCRMC, stay home and smoke your cigarettes, drink your pop, and wait on the next check. We all know most of you fat, lazy P.O.S.s don't pay for the care you get there anyways, which is why they can't afford to hire more help. But you sure as hell can manage to get internet and cell phones so you can complain on Topix. You all make me sick.

You don't know anything about sneaking urine.
concernedaboutco ncerned

Louisville, KY

#13 Dec 20, 2010
actually, I do know about sneaking urine...I know someone that does it, but not at a hospital...they have their son urinate into a condemn, tie the open end twice, and tape the "limp" part to their leg and then they prick the end of it with a safety pen and allow it to run into the cup...so, it's not like it doesn't happen...(yes, we reported this person to HR...nothing happened...two people left their name with their report...again, it wasn't at a hospital)...
Duh

Georgetown, KY

#14 Dec 20, 2010
I believe you mean condom. Hahaha. That says condemn - as in something Jesus does to people who cheat on urine tests, or what Olive Hill should do to downtown.
BHS Class of 85

Hyden, KY

#15 Jan 29, 2013
I don't know where you got your information but it is not factual. I happen to be in the KARE for nurses program and drug free for 4 years. I take WITNESSED drug tests whenever I am picked and I have to call a # everyday to find out. As far as employment, I am on my own. The government, nor the board of nursing help you gain employment or pay your salary no matter where you work. They don't do anything but drug test you and monitor your work. I suggest you do a little more research before rattling of slanderous comments.
BHS Class of 85

Hyden, KY

#16 Jan 29, 2013
Also, nurses in the KARE program only have a history of a drug problem. Once you gain entrance into the Kare program you have to have completed rehab, be evaluated by a Dr. and free from drugs. Then the concurrent WITNESSED drug testing is to ensure that the nurse continues DRUG FREE. We are people who have made a mistake but are clean and sober and held to much higher standards than regular nurses because we are monitored so closely during the time in the KARE program. But I guess you've never made a mistake huh?
messed up

Alexandria, VA

#17 Jan 30, 2013
They can rehabilitate druggies and drunk people that come to work . But they can't work with someone who has been out due to illness and has worked for them for years. That's messed up!!!! But let's put those druggies and Alcoholics back to work. Crazy .
EKPmiaz

Dahlonega, GA

#18 Feb 6, 2013
eastkyprogressive wrote:
But SCMC is using this program to get a large portion of its staffing, leaving only a handful of nurses with unrestricted practice able to help in bad situations. SCMC is a hospital with substandard patient safety and care, I wouldn't take my dog there, at least not with the current administration and how they are running it.
They do use the KARE program but not to the extent you are implying. As a matter of fact you have no idea what you are talking about. KARE nurses are the exception not the norm. They have to call EVERYDAY to see if they have to drug test. If all nurses had to do this, there would be alot less nurses. The only restrictions they have is passing narcs I hardly call that a "bad situation" trust me no one has ever died from their leg hurting.
EKPmiaz

Dahlonega, GA

#19 Feb 6, 2013
NAME THEM wrote:
IF U KNOW WHO THEY ARE I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW I SURE WILL NOT LET THEM TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY. THAT IS A FACT
If you have been at SCMC they have probably already taken care of you or your family members. Could you tell they were KARE nurses? That is the FACT.

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