dream'n, BSN, RN 9,524 Views
Joined Aug 28, '06.
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A coworker that has specifically targeted you that is buddy-buddy with management, I've never seen this scenario turn out for the positive. This person has already affected management's opinion of you for the negative. It feels like going to work and beating your head repeatedly into a brick wall. My recommendation is to leave. Maybe if you can hold out for around 2 more months then give 30 days notice you'll be able to get your year? Again in my experience, once you give notice they will leave you in peace and let you finish out your time more pleasantly (because they got what they wanted). Take the high road and let the two of them roll around in their own muck, life is too short to take such BS.
For me, I guess it would depend on the pediatric population at your hospital. I could handle a 12 year old appy, but a 5 month old with sepsis, no way. I didn't like pediatrics way, way back during school clinical because of all the medication math calculations, everything is so weight based in little ones.
When I first heard the term I thought it was just another load of co-dependent nursing BS for PsyDs to do fluffy research on but upon further examination I realized I had it to some degree. For me just recognizing my internal negative dialogue to the 1,000th cluster B patient of the month who was only trying to work me for schedule 2s with no intention at this time of doing any work towards personal growth actually made me feel more at peace, more compassionate for the 1,001+ patients I encountered. In my specialty I need to be cynical and look beyond the surface story but that doesn't mean I need to approach anyone's situation with disdain.
LTC facilities do not have the knowledge or staff to detox and provide substance abuse counseling to patients. They will need a behavioral counseling program for that.
I was mandated so much in my early career at a LTC, that it's a make it or break it issue with me now. I haven't been mandated in probably 20 years, if it happned I'd stay over, but only due to my license. I would seriously hold it against my employer though and give my notice as soon as I could secure another job. Recently they hired a RN that appeared less than reliable to the shift following mine. When I asked my supervisor what she would do if that new nurse didn't show that night, she insinuated I'd have to stay (The nurse did show up). Needless to say, that didn't sit well with me and I immediately found a new job. I'm too old now and will not play the mandation game for any employer; they might stick me once, but then I'd be out.
From what I've heard, the Southern California New Grad market is very, very tough
I would love to get an update from your meeting.
This is a truckload of bovine feces. Women -- vulnerable women -- are being sexually violated in their home, and they have every right to protection. Vulnerable adult reports must be made to adult protective services. Your gf is a mandated reporter, so it really doesn't matter what this supervising RN said. (Shame on the supervising RN, by the way. She knows about sexual violence being committed upon residents under her care, and she refuses to help them. "Keeping an eye on him" is not possible when each nurse is responsible for 30 residents. I don't use the phrase "shame on them" lightly, but truly, shame on her.)
I believe that those being accused in reports can't be given the name(s) of those making the report, so she should be fine job-wise. Even if she wasn't though, could she really sleep at night knowing that she has allowed these women to be violated? Jobs are replaceable. People are not.
She needs to contact Adult Protective Services in your state. The phone number should be easy to find. She can make the report, APS will investigate, and the facility will not be told the source of the original accusation. These are vulnerable adults being abused, she must report.
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