Then one LPN was doing her med pass and a man asked what a pill was for and her response was "Well I don't know. I could tell you the name but I have no idea what it is for." Seriously? I mean come on now!!! You are a nurse and you can't tell someone what the medicine is for? I wouldn't take it either! Then she got frustrated that he wouldn't take it and said "Well I don't know. I just pass the orders the doctors send."
Wow. Thank God for self-aware residents.
She probably knew and if she didn't? Had the resources to find out. She was either too lazy or too frustrated to look it up. So, you get the, "Here. Just take it...!" atttitude.
Well my partner is off on the other halls goofing off with the other CNAs and I am doing all the work! She tells me she'll be right back and to not do the round by myself but I'm not just going to screw around while they are having a peachy wonderful time!!!
I don't understand the issue. Just do the rooms that you're assigned and leave her work until she gets back. Yes, residents are wet...need toileting...but you're one person.
Give the Super Aide bit a rest. You will overload yourself.
What's the alternative? You run around like a chicken with your neck cut off...doing double the work and in the end? Everyone last one of the residents on your hall will suffer. You can't properly take care of your people. You're half-ass taking care of the other girl's people.
Some personalities are lazy (but it seems like an organizational issue)
They see that you pick up the slack and they don't work harder. They just let you take on more of it.
Quite honestly, I don't think it makes a load of sense to be tag-teaming up the hall in this manner, anyway. Unless you're leap-frogging from room to room? It usually just prolongs the work.
Not to say that it can't work. It can, but the two individuals need to be cut from the same mold (if you know what I mean). A lazy coworker and a hardworking coworker do not mix.
Besides, if she likes to socialize THAT much, I don't see how you can even work with her. I don't see how you can get anything done. I don't know you, but it's obvious even in print. There's a mismatch between you and her...in terms of work ethic.
Personally? I can't work with people like that.
You should think about getting assertive quick fast and in a hurry.
Speak to the girl. Or just say that you're going to do your people and you can square up on hers in the end.
Of course, when in the situation as a nurse? I will swallow it and intervene...as I've always done (in management/supervisory positions).
BUT...this is my advise as an aide because I can't stand when people have issues with another and go whining to the nurses and higher-ups to do their dirty work because they don't know how to solve issues on their own. Not every situation...no. Some personalities are just quiet and nonaggressive. You have to stand up for the non assertive types (while guiding them to be more proactive) because they lack the will to do so.
Except for those exceptions? I cannot stand it. Then, the individual with whom they have the problem is totally blindsided. Now, everyone has to sit through a 'Come to Jesus' meeting where the bulk of the staff don't even know why they're being group counseled with the nurse indirectly dressing down the problem person, whoever they are.
It's not about 'not snitching'.
It's really about solving issues at the lowest level possible.
Difficult conversations have to happen.
Conflict resolution is an important skill.