I'm almost a month in to this new job. Tonight I check the assignemnt paper and there XYZ RN in parenthesis next to my name?
What?!? I have to be reading something wrong. How in the heck am I orientating someone, this has to be a mistake. The RN supervisor sees me lookly utteredly confused from the desk
Supervisor: sweetsleep28 we hope you don't mind, you'll be orientating one of the new 3-11 RN Supervisors to the 3 North Med pass
sweetsleep: No, I don't mind, but just so you know I'm fresh of orientation myself.
Supervisor: We know. Only 2 of the 4 LPNs on tonight are not agency, and the staff member that is ours isn't competent enough to show her how to do things.
By this point in time I'm trying to keep my jaw from hitting the ground. I was literally caught of gaurd by her reasoning. Now don't get me wrong it's not that I don't want to orient someone. At my old facility they frequently put new hires with me. But in this situation I'm still the NEW HIRE, I'm not even done with my probation period. I'm just getting comfortable with finding how who the residents are, with how they take their pills, etc. And now I'm suppose to show someone how when I don't even know how to handly everything perfectly yet myself. I don't doubt myself as a nurse, but this intimadated me. I dunno if was that I was new, that I was orientating someone who will eventually become my supervisor. I didn't want to not be a team player.
I did my best, I showed her to do things to the best of my abilities. I'm still learning this myself, so hopefully if I showed or told her how to do something wrong, it doesn't come back to bite me in the butt. I think it went well. Am I wrong to be upset/angered by this.