God help the residents.
And God help the Human Relations Analyst who last week told Mezzacappa she lacked the qualifications, i.e two years as a supervisor, to be a Supervisory nurse at Gracedale. (I can think of a few other qualifications Mezzascappa lacks, and find it disturbing that someone as mentally troubled as she is even being considered for a position involving the care of others). Mezzacappa exploded when she learned they won't be bringing her in as Nurse Rached. On Friday, she fired off this screed, addressed to the analyst, with copies to all members of Council and the Executive.
I provided a chronological list of the last 25 years of my life, extracting the most relevant experiences, from 1992 to present. If I failed to list "Charge Nurse" exact words under any one of my many RN jobs in the last 13 years, then thats a shame. As a Human Resources professional, I thought you would realize that Registered Nurses are inherently, and by the endorsement of the State Board of Nursing, charged with the responsibility of oversight for all professionals that fall under nursing.Registered Nurses, she claims, are the boss of everybody. She even bosses around those forgetful and negligent doctors.,
Clearly, my experiences as an RN in nursing homes and hospitals over the last 13 years easily satisfy this requirement. Additionally, as an RN for "right at home" I was tasked with supervisory visits to all of the mediciad cases that were staffed with home health aides, to determine if safe and acceptable practices were evident in the care they were receiving.
In more unfortunate circumstances (such as all hospitals and some nursing homes) I had to quasi-supervise doctors who had to be reminded to re-order meds, to actually visit a patient before discharge, to communicate test and lab results that they previously ordered and neglected to address, as well as many other issues over the course of my career.
It is sad to see that I have been discarded as "not qualified" in todays job market, when in 2003, nursing homes and hospitals (including Gracedale) would scramble for anyone who possessed a nursing license to work in their facility. In a few instances, I was even hired over the phone, with less than 6 months of experience on my resume. I guess it all comes down to supply and demand. Now that I think about it, the County is not deserving of my qualifications and extensive experience. Therefore, you need not re-justify your callous and erroneous rejection letter, with more excuses.
I'll find an employer who welcomes a wealth of knowledge, hands on experience, and one that values the need for a competent employee.