Omnicient,all knowing ,head nurse

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    Last edit by ohbet on Apr 22, '03
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   bestblondRN
    There's this term.....MICROMANAGEMENT.....that comes to mind. I can't imagine why she feels the need to know all of this very basic stuff--have there been issues with physicians complaining about nurses calling about insignificant stuff, or barraging them with calls about basic things? Is she a new manager? As a former manager for a number of years, I had far more significant things to worry about than every step my staff was taking. If I had a problem performer, then that was a different story. I would want to know more about the situation before giving you any sort of advice about dealing with her.
  4. by   oramar
    The HN is trying to do impossible. There is not enough hours in a day to shadow everything one nurse does let alone all of them.
  5. by   hoolahan
    Control Freak too!!

    I would simply do what I needed to do and advise her afterwards....but only just to tweak her. (I am soooo evil like that, tee hee hee)

    Or, I would absolutely dog ger to death with stupid questions until she says uncle.

    Seriously, talk with her privtaely and say, "When you insist on knowing every decision I want to make before it make it, it makes me feel as if you lack confidence in my nursing abilities. Have I given you a reason to doubt my nursing judgement?"

    Put it on her to explain this behavior. Even if nothing comes of it, she will be leary of you that you had the courage to confront her about it.

    Better yet, she will not beleive she really does this, they never do, write down some specific instances dates and times, when she did this and say. You may not realize it but you questioned my judgement three times in four hours so far today.

    Her boss needs to give hermore work, she obviously doesn't have enought to do if she can micromange like that. Funny, most of the micromanagers I know never can get their own jibs done or meet their own deadlines!!

    It is a curse she has on her. Try to be a little empathetic. It is pitiful not to be able to trust.
  6. by   ShandyLynnRN
    ---. She wants to know any WHO FARTS and how many times they fart,what there rate and rhythme of the farting was.
    If you were working with a HN who was like I described how would YOU deal with her?
    thank you.---

    Eat a big bowl of beans, cabbage, and broccoli, and then ask her if she wants to know how they smell too.
  7. by   ShandyLynnRN
    btw, I still have not figured out how to copy part of a different post into mine with the lines above and below and the posters name included.... any advice?
  8. by   baseline
    Originally posted by ShandyLynnRN
    btw, I still have not figured out how to copy part of a different post into mine with the lines above and below and the posters name included.... any advice?
    Well I finally figured this one out.....highlite it and then hit the quote button at the bottom of the reply page.
  9. by   ERNurse752
    Maybe she's paranoid about something bad happening, and she'll get in trouble for it since she's the one in charge at the time?

    There's a nurse where I work who is similar to this, in that she always knows exactly what is going on with everyone else's pts...and it has saved a few peoples' a$$es!

    The only way to really get anywhere with her is to talk to her privately about it...and fart in her face.
  10. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by baseline
    Well I finally figured this one out.....highlite it and then hit the quote button at the bottom of the reply page.
    there is an easier way.....


    hit the quote button on the post you're quoting. you auto-quote and are whisked away to the Reply Box.
  11. by   Sleepyeyes
    And now, back to the topic:

    It does sound like she's micromanaging, but I don't mind because I'm fairly new-- I appreciate the feedback from my Charge Nurse and often I will tell her how many times the patient farted in order to make sure that I haven't overlooked anything.... not a lotta confidence here---YET
    If I had a whole SL of experience though, it'd prolly drive me nuts...
  12. by   renerian
    Let her know how many sheets of TP you use to wipe too! LOL. No I have worked with micromanagers before. I have asked some to back off if they think I cannot do the job, just tell me. I have also asked before, in an away place, if they have ever been burned and why are you following me around like flies on crap....so to speak.

    Hard to deal with when your an autonomous nurse,

    renerian
  13. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    Have worked with a few Micromanagers before, to be very honest the ones I worked with had been burnt to the point of they had no other resource but to Micromanage. Sad but true.
    Just talk with her and ask her if there is some reason in which you have possibly given the impression of poor or lack of correct judgement. She may answer you with a possible reason or she may conceed to the reasons why she is like she is. She will also respect you for being concerned.
    Just a thought
    Zoe
  14. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by hoolahan
    Or, I would absolutely dog ger to death with stupid questions until she says uncle.
    Me too! I would pester the living daylights out of her by updating her and asking for validation Every. Single. Time I took an order, gave a routine med, took a routine set of VS, turned, cleaned or fed a patient, explained something to the family, talked to the doc, or took a potty or meal break.

    When she finally asks exasperatedly why you need to tell her everything, do this:
    Better yet, she will not beleive she really does this, they never do, write down some specific instances dates and times, when she did this and say. You may not realize it but you questioned my judgement three times in four hours so far today.

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