so i pass the audition and am finally accepted on our unit. battle won but not the war.
now i find myself having to deal with some of the assistants.
i dont want to continually tell them what needs done...they know..i dont want to bytch at them all the time. i dont want the hassle. and i sure as heck dont want to be a tattle tale. not my style.
looks like im going to have to do one or the other soon tho...arghhhh
for the past two days i have had the misfortune to work with one of the worst. kicker is she is going to nursing school
. boy i cant wait for her to graduate..lol
she did vital signs and accuchecks and that was about it. never bathed anyone, changed one bed cos i told her to. never sent any specimens. left urine and feces in the bathroom....needed a specimen but she never sent them. pt complained to the mgr. i had to force her to go in and take care of it.
i had to force her to do everything. asked her to run to medical records...was urgent. she told me no...she was charting...lol
i went. god knows i had nothing to do...lol
she looks good on paper tho. she charts every single thing she does so she looks busy.
yesterday happened to be the day the mgr decided to go around and ask the patients how they felt about their care. all the things she did were taken note of by the mgr. of course i am going to hear about them too but its worth it. i wouldnt do her job yesterday. i did it the day before.
yesterday was nuts. i had no time.
the mgr came up to her and told her bout the things she didnt do. she never said a word to me...the assistant says to me "boy are we in trouble" lol
no...i dont think we are.
then we have a clique of assistants who try to run the unit by trying to intimidate the nursing staff and some of them, they do.
in the next day or so im going to be on the shytlist because i did go to the mgr and complained, naming names. and i know they are all going to turn on me and i know that things are going to get very uncomfortable for a while but damn i dont know what else i can do. i tell them whats up and they dont listen. they do this to all the nurses, not just me, but seems like im the only one gutsy (stupid) enough to speak up...
i dont want to be a bytch!
Jan 27, '02
I have only been a nurse for a year now. ( a little late getting started) But when I was in nursing school
, and working on Med, Surg, we had some nurse who use to get angry at us for not helping them with pts that we were not assigned. We had NA's that would not help us. So when we went to class the next time, I asked our teacher "what should we do?" She said 1. you are not to help with other pts. 2. No matter that you are a student, the NA's are there to do certain work. 3. You had better learn now how to get other people to work with you. 4. Always remember be professional, be courteous, be aware you might be working with these people one day. 5. Alway do what is best for the pt, even if that means writting someone up, or reporting them.
So when I went back the next day, I politly told the RN "Sorry I am not allowed to touch a pt unless my teacher has assigned them to me, but I will find someone who can help." and to the NA's that didn't want to help, I would go up to them not as a student but as a student "Nurse" and say, "Excuse me, are you busy? I am glad you are not. Can you follow me I need assistance now?" and 9 out of 10 times they did help after that.
After I got my LPN, I went back to that hospital and used some of the people I worked with on Med, Surg as referrences, and got a job there on the Psych Unit. Its not always being a "BEEP" sometimes its just showing authority, and doing what is right for the pt. So keep doing whats right for the pts.
Last edit by Tiggeress on Jan 27, '02