Manic and Addicted Nurse Manager - page 3

Help! My nurse manager (a new job) is manic, passive-aggressive and spent the entire morning on the phone yelling with loud, pressured speech at her Dr. office demanding Xanax and stating that she is not a substance abuser and... Read More

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    I'm only wondering here, but if it can be proven that you know all of these things about her and the powers that be (BON, SBH) get wind of that, are you just as culpable? Could you lose your license as well? I've seen this happen about 4 years ago at a local LTC, and the ADON hadn't personally done anything wrong, but they didn't report the DON who was doing things. Don't let yourself be there. Check your state BON to see what your culpability/liability is and make sure to CYA and do what you need to. A little "anonymous" tip the press wouldn't hurt either!

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    Quote from MedSurgeMess
    I'm only wondering here, but if it can be proven that you know all of these things about her and the powers that be (BON, SBH) get wind of that, are you just as culpable? Could you lose your license as well? I've seen this happen about 4 years ago at a local LTC, and the ADON hadn't personally done anything wrong, but they didn't report the DON who was doing things. Don't let yourself be there. Check your state BON to see what your culpability/liability is and make sure to CYA and do what you need to. A little "anonymous" tip the press wouldn't hurt either!
    The best way to cover my a** is to get out of there ASAP.

    They are making me work 7 days a week with impossible deadlines.

    You could be right. I have no official title of ADON. I carry a "supervisor" title attached to me last week when I was told to take call without pay. I am an hourly employee. They docked me for lunch breaks I did not get and are paying me less than agreed and "forgot" to provide the health benefits agreed on when I accepted the job.

    I will check into this if I can. I believe it would depend on what the problem may be.

    thanks
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    Quote from TittytatRN
    Well since you accepted this job to 'clean' up I would think that ethically it's your duty to do what's right. It seems like quite a predicament but I would report your findings to the owners or she'll take you down with her. Either way I'd look for another job ASAP, doesn't sound like a great company to work for.
    I am looking for another job, but things are very bleak in this area.

    I did not know I was about the big mess they were in or the pending "survey" until I had been there for a week or two.

    Ethically, I do not have one bit of duty to clean up this horrifying mess (created by an addicted manic) under these circumstances, especially when it would take three or four of me working mass amounts of overtime to do it. They have me working 7 days a week with no breaks and impossible deadlines.

    thanks
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    Quote from meluhn
    Maybe becoming the DON is the only way to get rid of her and still keep your job. They can't be that in love with her if they offered you her job. If the place is a mess already and they have a crazy person running it, then you can only go up from there.
    This could be a temporary fix. However, if they dump one, they will dump another and another. That is how it works these days. Another consideration is that it may be contagious. If I become DON, I might go manic and start screaming for Xanax while I throw assessments in the trash. I might even turn into a nasty bully.

    Becoming DON at this place is not an option.

    I am ashamed to say that I am working there and it is not a viable agency.

    The owners are already talking about opening another agency. When one gets shut down, they just move it to another location.


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