Blumberg’s Nursing Home (BNH) is a 100-bed Medicare and Medicaid
certified facility in suburban Philadelphia, PA. The administrator
recently terminated the facility’s Director of Nursing (DON),
receptionist, and dietary aid for inappropriate conduct. They had
all been involved in purchasing and using illegal substances on
facility grounds. Facility staff, as well as many of the more lucid
residents, have found out about the incident. The charge nurse has
been appointed interim DON. The human resource manager has sent a
memo to all staff informing them of a mandatory staff meeting to
discuss BNH’s code of ethics and to provide additional training on
workplace culture. Because federal law requires that there be at
least one (1) registered nurse on duty for a minimum of eight (8)
hours a day, seven (7) days a week, and that the DON must be a
registered nurse (RN) – which the interim DON is not – BNH is out
of compliance.
Considering the reason behind the termination of the
employees, formulate a human resources policy that addresses
inappropriate conduct in the workplace, the process of reporting
inappropriate conduct, and the consequences of violating the
policy. Explain your rationale