new hires and attitudes

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    we have recently got a lot of newly hired nurses. A couple of them are new grads, the others are more experinced nurses. One of the experinced nurses has a chip on her shoulder. Now she has been here maybe 2 wks. Just got off orientation. She has the mentality of acting like she has been there for yrs. Has become very teritorial over a certain hall. Which is creating some probs among some of us nurses who have more seniority over her. Not to mention she is rude and obnoxious, and very demeaning to the cna's. the other night she was trying to give report to the oncoming nurse, the halls are split so that you may not be giving report to the same nurse for all res. for exp, dayshift and evening shift you will give report to the same nurse, but on night shift the halls are split between 2 nurses, so you may have to give report on certain res. to both nurses. This new nurse was trying to give report on res. to the nurse that was not assigned those res. that nurse kept trying to tell her she did not have those res. but the new nurse wouldn't listen and kept trying to give her report, so when the nurse who had those residents interupted to tell her that they were her res. the new nurse, told her they weren't her res. and she needed to mind her own business. To which the nurse informed her that she was the Charge nurse on that shift and they were her residents and she wanted report, the new nurse said she thought she was just a CNA. This new nurse has only been oriented to one hall, they will not orient her to the other hall. Which some of us would like to move to that hall since the res. on that hall are less demanding than the res. on the other halls. Apparently that is not gonna happen, for the last 2 wks since this nurse has been hired she has been assigned that hall. she has written up her cna's for simple things. She has belittled other nurses, and acts like she has been at facility for years. We are a bunch of close nit nurses. We all have our moments but we have never treated each other with disrespect that this nurse has done in the 2 wks she has been there. She has this attitude like she has some kind of power. She acts like she has authourity over you as a superior. Which she is not, she's a staff nurse like the rest of us. It makes me mad that this nurse, thinks she can walk in off the street and start calling the shots. And the administration is either blind to it or don't know about her attitude. Or else they are doing her a favor since she seems to be good friends with the staffing coordinator.
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    Perhaps she feels left out as the new person and doesn't know how else to respond to a close Knit group of people. Have you excluded her because she is new and you all feel superior because you think you have seniority? Take a look at your behavior before judging her for hers.
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    To OP - how much your seniority are you talking about? She's an experienced nurse and may have just not grasped the ropes at your place. She may be making some mistakes based on what she knows from other places.

    Sounds like she's just making common new employee mistakes that are being jumped on by other staff. She may be being defensive. Sounds kind of familiar like some of the other newbie posts here.
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    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    Perhaps she feels left out as the new person and doesn't know how else to respond to a close Knit group of people. Have you excluded her because she is new and you all feel superior because you think you have seniority? Take a look at your behavior before judging her for hers.
    I haven't had to deal with her to much. but some of the other nurses have, and these other nurses really go out of there way to make new employees feel comfortable, but when the new employee starts criticizing the preceptor's work and begins to act like the preceptor is the orientee is not a very positive first impression. Do you really want to work with a nurse who picks apart your nursing ability and not in a nice way for others to hear ?? someone who looks to find things that you have done wrong and runs to the Nurse manager to grip about it. She has only been there 2 weeks.
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    Quote from amoLucia
    To OP - how much your seniority are you talking about? She's an experienced nurse and may have just not grasped the ropes at your place. She may be making some mistakes based on what she knows from other places.

    Sounds like she's just making common new employee mistakes that are being jumped on by other staff. She may be being defensive. Sounds kind of familiar like some of the other newbie posts here.
    Well she's apparently precepting the other new nurses now. She had an orientee (not a new grad) the other night. and as far as seniority...I have been there a year now, she hasn't been there a month. And the nurses that have had to deal with her said she will pick you apart. Not a good way to try to make a good impression. IMO


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