Vent from a crusty old bat - page 2

First off, I want to say that almost ALL of our newer staff are either already excellent, or have potential to BE excellent nurses with a little experience. Maybe my facility is just lucky, but we... Read More

  1. by   billswife
    Quote from CCU BSN RN
    Even though what you find most distasteful may be his attitude, make sure you use management buzzwords in your communication about issues.

    'unsafe to practice'
    'fear he will cause a sentinel event'
    'liability issue for the hospital'

    I have had a lot more success when I've pointed out that when the person makes a huge error it will be INCREDIBLY expensive for the institution than just pointing out that someone is totally ineffective in their position and the absolute worst idea.
    This uss excellent advice!! I have personally seem this in action. Thank you for reminding me!
  2. by   FolksBtrippin
    So men who enter the nursing profession get into positions of authority without adequate experience or knowledge for "diversity"?????

    Basically saying, We need to hire a man for this position.

    Holy back to the 1960s batman.

    No wonder he's a pompous schmuck. He's been given a job because of his genitalia.
  3. by   billswife
    [QUOTE=FolksBtrippin;9422103]So men who enter the nursing profession get into positions of authority without adequate experience or knowledge for "diversity"?????


    Hard to believe, right?

    It's been my experience that the men I've worked with in nursing are generally just as capable, talented, and skillful as the women. Great nurses are great nurses. It is a huge step backward; however, if we start promoting people based solely on sex, race, religion, lifestyle, etc. In this day and age we should be sophisticated enough to hire and promote based on ability and skill.
  4. by   Kooky Korky
    [QUOTE=billswife;9422204]
    Quote from FolksBtrippin
    So men who enter the nursing profession get into positions of authority without adequate experience or knowledge for "diversity"?????


    Hard to believe, right?

    It's been my experience that the men I've worked with in nursing are generally just as capable, talented, and skillful as the women. Great nurses are great nurses. It is a huge step backward; however, if we start promoting people based solely on sex, race, religion, lifestyle, etc. In this day and age we should be sophisticated enough to hire and promote based on ability and skill.
    So there's this situtation and The Evil Twins. Well, I hope things get better soon.
  5. by   vintagemother
    I've seen this occurrence. Most recently, our "Team Leads" have often been inexperienced (<2 years) nurses. The reason they recvd the position, I think, is because they wanted it, were ambitious, and no one else (even those whose experience was greater) wanted it.

    I've also seen people appointed as mgrs because they have the correct letters after their name, even though they lack relevant experience.

    I have learned its best to lay low and do my job and document, document, document. I've learned not to complain, because (in some places) bedside nurses are seen as expendable while the covetted "Leads/Mgrs" are harder for them to replace.

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