What is best way to deal with a staff nurse that is increasingly
difficult. We each have assigned team. This nurse started friendly, extremely talkative on noc shift.
Then began establishing her own policies and insisting I adhere to them. When I found out it was her
thing ( adding more work and unnecessary) and not
hospital policy I stopped doing it. My big mistake!!
Now....she is on me about everything. Looks for mundane things, criticizes me in front of other staff - not in a productive way
but demeaning. Interrupts when I am talking with my CNA's. When I was returning from lunch, she says she is giving my patient some tylenol because he has been in pain ( like I was neglecting). I said I just gave him some 20 minutes ago. Her reply is "well how am I suppose to know" and I remind her that is what MAR's are for...then she starts dissecting looking for my entry. Girl is a nightmare and has worked there for years. I had already accepted another month of work before her personality shift and now I am absolutely dreading going.
I do not know if I should talk to her privately, tell her to stop it! because it does feel like harassment really. or bullying. its very stressful on top of already stress. the word is dread.
I would like to know the most professional way to deal with this if anyone has ideas. my agency has policy once you accept shifts there is no turning back. Thanks