Leaving your assignment as a nurse is a form of the negligence of duty. A lot can badly happen to a patient if you will just leave your assignment without prior notice. It is a serious issue of negligence; you can have your license suspended or worst be revoked because of such inappropriate behavior. The Texas Board of Nursing will have you subject to disciplinary action or a lot worse than that. If this happens, an RN should know how to defend herself/himself by means of having a nurse attorney around.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Staff Nurse at a hospital in Brownsville, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) years.
On or about August 7, 2018, the RN left the unit for his lunch break at 01:35AM and did not return to the unit until 05:00AM. When the RN failed to return to the unit at the end of his lunch break, management called his personal cell phone and his unit work phone, but did not get an answer, when they paged him overhead, they also did not get a response from him. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure patients in that leaving the nursing assignment could have resulted in the patients not getting the care that they needed.
In response, the RN states that during this time, he checked out for lunch and asked his lunch mate to monitor his patients until his return. And also states that when he left for lunch he was pulled over by police for speeding and had tickets that had been unpaid and noncriminal in nature. The RN states due to his phone being dead and confiscated, he could not report to his job at the hospital. And states that he was able to finally reach his wife, get bail, and return to work.
Therefore, due to this incident, the RN was still subjected to disciplinary action. The Board has full jurisdiction over this matter and that this notice was served in accordance with the law.
Due to the mistakes or negligence made by the RN that leads to a bad result, her RN license was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing. Failure to hire a Texas BON lawyers to fully defend her case can led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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