I work in a wound healing clinic as a Hyperbaric Safety Director/Wound Nurse. When I am running the hyperbaric chambers I am not allowed to leave the room as there are patients in the chambers.
Yesterday I did orientation with a new potential patient for hyperbaric wound therapy. When I was done I walked to the curtain that divides the hyperbaric room from the nurses' station and called out to the clinical manager who was sitting just a few feet away. I knew she was there because I heard her talking.
Anyway, she didn't answer so after a few seconds I called out to her again. She and the doctor came running like their butts were on fire thinking something was wrong. When they realized all I wanted was to have the CM take the patient to the business office for copies of her papers, I was lit into by the CM in front of the patient because apparently I "upset the whole clinic" and I "should've used the phone." If the CM hadn't been sitting a few feet away sure I would've used the phone, but she was sitting so close I barely had to raise my voice. She spoke to me like I was a five year old and the doctor completely ignored my apology.
First of all if something *was* wrong, I would not have called the CM, I would've called the doctor. Second of all if the CM had acknowledged me the first time I would not have called to her a second time. She knew I called to her the first time because she said I not only called once, but twice.
Did I do something so terrible? And to be hissed at and reprimanded in front of a patient? I have been there less than 3 months and have caught on very quickly, esp. considering I was out for two weeks with double pneumonia and bronchitis. I work independently and do not have to be spoonfed or babysat, and I ask questions when I'm not sure about something. I work very hard and never go home leaving anything undone. I jump everytime the CM says jump and I am willing to take criticism. I never hear "good job." I only hear what I'm doing wrong when I make a mistake.
I really like my job but the CM is very hard to please and micromanages the staff. I really need to figure out how to stop letting her get to me like she does.
Thanks for reading.