I have two supervisors on my evening shift who alternate days thoughout the week. One is wonderful! She's always willing to help or just be there to bounce ideas off of. She understands myself and the other nurse on my floor are very new but she also knows sometimes you just need another nurse's perspective. The other supervisor, repeatedly and consistantly treats us like total dirt. If any question is posed, even something small like where an item is stored, she sighs heavily and responds with some kind of quick, nasty remark. It makes the working environment incredibly difficult and tense, to say the least.
The final straw though was last week when the dr prescribed a one time dose of prilosec for one of my residents, which the resident did not have prescribed in her cart and we did not have in our e-box so I had to call it in the our 24hours pharmacy. When I informed her of what was going on so she could go pick it up, she said, "Just give her someone elses!" to which I responded, "That's against regulation. Someone even recently got fired for doing it... I don't feel comfortable doing that and plus, how would I explain where I got it?" She said, "No one's going to ask! No one will care where you got it" and again I said I didn't feel comfortable with that and would be calling it in. If looks could have killed, I wouldn't be writing this right now. Then when I walked back over to give her the information, she's flipping though a magazine so it's not even like I was interupting some major paperwork or problem she was dealing with. About 2 hours later, she walked over with it and basically threw it at me.
My problem, is that I want to report this kind of behavior to the ADON but they don't exactly offer the nicest environment to voice a complaint or issue. And ultimately, it's my word against hers. There's no sense of amonymity so if I voice concern over a variety of issues, I know she will know who spoke to the admins. And I know they wont actually fire her because apparently she's had multiple complaints before. So then, she knows what was said, who said it and my life becomes a real hell when she's there without anything being resolved.
Do you guys have any advice on how to handle this situation? Because frankly, I'm sick at the thought of going into work every night because of how nasty she is but moreso that I still have a lot to learn and could fall into believing something she says only to find out it was wrong and then it's my license on the line.
Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!
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