I got to work and they sent me home. Apparently my CNA license expired yesterday.
I had received a letter from regarding my background check being done and cleared. Then there was another letter saying that the Renewal Letter would be sent to me. But I never received any renewal letter.
So when I called the place that does the licencing for the state. They said the Renewal Letter had been sent to my old address.
Apparently the dept that sends the initial letters to inform you that the Renewal Letter will be coming, is a different dept that the one that actually sends out the Renewal Letter.
I had updated my address with the State Dept of Health but I guess I was also supposed to update it with the PSI agency that prints the licenses and takes your photo for the license.
I had assumed that updating my address with the State Licensing was going to update it all together. How frustrating is bebureaucracy?
So, the guy on the phone said it was mailed to the old address. He updated my address in his system.
He is going to email me the Renewal Letter, hopefully in the next couple of hours, he said. Then I have to take it to my Director of Nursing so she can sign it.
Then I have to see what days and times are available at the PSI licensing office, which is a thirty five minute drive from here.
Then I go and get my picture retaken and hand them a money order for thirty dollars.
I do not know if I can get all this done by the weekend, but hopefully I can.
I cannot work without the up to date CNA license.
Work is annoyed with me for letting it lapse. I tried to call just now to explain to the charge nurse what happened and why I did not receive the Renewal Letter.
I heard the Secretary tell her I was calling her about what the update was. I heard the nurse tell her she was too busy to talk to me .
I do not know if she is really too busy to take a two minute phone call. I doubt it. She is not a med nurse. She just sits in the office.
So, that is why bureaucracy is frustrating. You try to follow the hoops, but some of them are where you can’t see them.