Hi all - just curious what you think of this situation. I have a new nurse manager who believes that we are there for the doctors - surgeons more specifically. Totally. Example - we have a doctor who screams and yells and swears constantly and who also says "if this so and so piece of equipment isn't fixed by the next time I'm here I will throw it at YOU!" Am I dreaming or is this verbal abuse and threatening behavior??? I have tried to talk to the manager about it but she says, "everyone has a bad day". Well folks, this particular doc is constantly like this. She actually tells us that we are there to do whatever we have to to please the surgeons. HA! I am there to take care of my patients. PERIOD. I absolutely do my best to make sure that the surgeons have what they need for the case, as this benefits the patient. I will not bow down any longer to this type of behavior. Comments?? Suggestions??
Sep 11, '02
This nurse manager is TOXIC my friend...not to mention that surgeon......as a result.....
I would tell her:
" OK THEN I AM NO LONGER HERE FOR THE SURGEONS....I respectfully submit my 2 weeks' notice for you"...
The state of my mind lately, this would be a true backbreaker for me. NO WAY would i sit quietly for THAT bullhockey! NOOOOOPPPPPEEE.
and I do NOT see that NM's mind set changing no matter WHOSE tree you shake, complaining about it. GOOOOOO LUCK!
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Sep 11, '02