Ok, so maybe that wasn't the most objective thread title, but it is certainly the most honest.
I am already struggling with the "personality" of my new job working as the sole RN at a plastic surgery center, but we have reached a new low. I need to get opinions on whether I need to start job searching, trying to change things or????
Amongst many other tasks, I circulate. By law, in my state (Texas), only RNs can circulate unless they are "directly supervising an LVN" to circulate. The other day I was ordered by my surgeon to go to lunch during a case and be relieved by the LVN. I protested and explained. She said I was wrong and made me leave. (Being an anal-retentive RN, of course I documented every aspect of this event.)
So yesterday I asked our office manager, who has worked with the surgeon the longest, the best way to approach her with my concerns. I told the manager I did not want us to get shut down or sued. She not-so-politely "informed" me that I was wrong, and that according to AAAASF (the surgery center accrediting body) we were fine, and that the surgeon's husband (also a surgeon) sent his RN away all of the time.
I was not trying to start a fight (honestly!), but I felt like this needed to be addressed. (I mean, I work with mostly nice enough people, but I am not giving up my license for them.). So I emailed the manager a copy of the state health code and law stating all of the facts.
No response. Tumbleweed blows by.
The rest of the day was short and snappy comments, but NO emails regarding anything whatsoever were returned, some of which were crucial to running this place.
Should I take this to be indicative of some kind of immature corporate culture? Should I let it go for now? What did I do wrong?