I work in a nursing home where I am the person in charge when I come into work- I work under my bosses license and essentially do an LPNs job. Something I've has trouble with is how to stand up for myself when I see something happen that shouldn't and how to go about taking action without making enemies. I know I'm there to work and I'm not shy, but I tend to get either railroaded over, disrespected, or ignored by the aides when I do try and take a matter in hand. Any advice?
In particular this time, I caught one of the aides (who I've reported before) answer and talk on her cell while walking a resident to the bathroom without a gait belt. She doesn't know I saw her. I know I'm supposed to report this to my boss but I also know there's a decent chance she'll deny it since she doesn't know I saw here. Again, any advice? I'm sick of feeling guilty for just doing my job but I don't want to get a rep for being the boss' pet.
I've never been in a nursing leadership role, but I would have addressed the aide and reinforced client safety with her.
Last edit by mangopeach on Jul 1, '12