My First Write-Up
For the first time in my career as a PTA, I have been written up. It would be easy to say it was not my fault, and technically it was not, however after discussing it with the HR person I accepted it, but still do not agree with it. The circumstances surrounding this involved me informing the DOR and the PT about a patient needing updated goals and a reassessment. Frankly I ran out of things to do with the patient and needed the PT's skilled insight and knowledge to continue.
Since there was no reassessment done and no goals updated the patient was not seen and I was the one who took the blame. Fine. So when I asked how we can prevent this in the future and improve communication I thought I was asking a legitimate question. The frustrating part was the patient is the ultimate loser in this. The patient did not receive the best possible care that the therapy department could give and as a group we all should have been responsible for this. If we all cannot or do not want to take responsibility for situations then we all are not working as a team.