ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!! In NC, used to be a "good ole boys" hospital where MD's were Gods and nurses pond scum.
New CEO said, you give me the documentation and I will fix the behavior or the MD is gone. No one believed it but a few tried out of anger.
Due to nurses documentation, two MD's were suspended by peer review.... the MD's were suspended by their peers!!!!!! for 30 days.
The offending MD's challenged the new policy on behavior to the board of directors, which upheld the ruling!!!!!
Two MD's were suspended for 30 days from admitting priveleges then placed on probation. Leagues of lawyers were involved too and the hospital supported the nurses!!!!!
The process took many months, in fairness to the MD"s which started out as verbal, then written warnings, then suspension.
Yes, we still have abusive MD's, these two hide their true colors. now we start the paper trail for those that think they are immune.
All it takes is for the medical director (who presides over the MD's) to write a behavior policy which holds Md's and their practicioners to an accepted behavior policy... If I can find it I'll ask for your address... similar to a zero tolerance!
So tell your DON NNNNNOOOOO! This is no longer accepted and they must not tolerate a hostile work environment which is covered under federal legislation, which if it leaves the nurse unprotected by the hospital, federal fines can and will follow.
Just tell your manager that you are filling a grievance of "hostile work environment" and wish to speak with the hospital attorney ASAP!!!!!
This law is your protection against that crap! We clean it up daily, we don't need it stuffed down our throats!