Let me be clear, first of all, 90% of the CNA's I work with are worth their weight in gold, and I am in no way slamming them.
I am a LPN who works night shift in LTC. I have a very difficult CNA who works with me. I have tried to be nice and get along and at best, she will smirk as I say anything to her.
I inquired to my boss as to how to handle this situation, and she suggested that I take the CNA to the side, with another nurse adn ask her if there is a problem and tell her that professionalism is expected in the workplace. Etc...etc...
Ok. I was going to do what she said this morning when 1st shift came in and I had another nurse with me.
Well....apparently my boss said something to her about her rude behavior and she lit a fuse about 12a last night and was yelling and cursing and carrying on at me like there was no tomorrow! When it was apparent she wasn't going to stop even after I told her it was time to knock it off, I walked down the hall and said to her, "Whatever, ****, it's time to cool it." She said, "yea, I'll show you whatever." :angryfire
I have to work with her again on Wednesday and I don't know if any of this will be handled or not. Before I left, I did email my boss to let her know of the "conversation".
Any advice on how you guys would handle it? I believe if she starts on me Wednesday, I'm going to tell her to clock out and go home.
I'm just so backward in the "fight" department, that I don't know what to say until it's over! :angryfire
Sure would appreciate some help with this!
Jul 6, '04
I am very sorry for all that is going on at your place of work. Nursing is as stressful as it is, therefore, You dont need the additional stress from your co-worker.Someone had suggested that you take an activated voice recorder and tape this in appropriare behavor.
Please dont do that. It is against the law to tape someone unaware to them. Please get one of your buddies make sure that your buddy witness and document this type of behavior when it occurs and that you can call on your buddy as witness when the time comes. Remember that CNA's are unionized and the Union will fight you on this subject.
Ignore this person as much as you can. Keep a calm head and dont do anything that will cost you your job.You Patients/Clients needs you. Anyone who can behave like that to a fellow staff and infront of patients/Clients does not have any class.As for your N.M he/ she needs to be reported to the Director of Care.
Write again let us know how it goes.
Last edit by swhyte on Jul 6, '04