Well, I don't know what to tell you. I've been in that situation THREE TIMES so far. At the one hospital, this nurse was so frickin' dangerous that even the lactation consultants complained about her. She wasn't allowed to float to certain floors because she'd had so many complaints against her. When I questioned management about it, their reply was 'we're working with xxx nurse.' Uh huh. As you can guess, nothing ever happened. I left. During my exit interview, I cited their lack of action with this particular nurse as part of the reason I was leaving. Wouldn't you know that a few months ago I saw her name in the BON news letter under the 'suspended license' list?? Yep. It finally happened. For violation of pt. confidentiality. I'm surprised it was something so "small" and not her KILLING a pt..
Anyhoo, at the last hospital where I worked, there were 2 such horrid nurses. One DID kill a patient, and one ALMOST killed a patient. Nothing happened to EITHER of them. NOTHING. I LEFT.
I don't know what to tell you. Y'all are doing the right things by documenting. Maybe someone needs to contact the BON? All I can say is I feel your pain and know EXACTLY how you feel. It is infuriating. If I could go back in time to those situations I just talked about, I probably would have called the BON and filed a complaint, then would have gone to the DON at the hospital to inform them of the situation. I would have taped the conversation with the DON and had a witness, because as you know, MANAGEMENT LIES. Those are my suggestions, although I'm sure they're not very helpful.
Sorry you're in such a crappy situation.