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    There are many other ways to make additional money. Disrupting your circadian rhythm and family life is not worth the night differential.

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    Most surgeons, but ESPECIALLY CVT surgeons , feel they are the right hand of God. God- surgeon.. really did not want to be bothered. He is a cut and run kind of guy.
    You advocated for you patient.. and finally obtained the correct orders. You did a good job.

    You did not deserve verbal abuse. His attitude is dangerous to patient care. This was the time for nurse-doctor collaboration.
    Do NOT put your tail between your legs and run. God- surgeon needs to be written up.

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    sevensonnets likes this.

    It's all relative. I was young, quick and smart. It took 2 years to be somewhat confident. Five years before I felt I knew my stuff.
    Learn which nurses you can count on for guidance. It's always okay to ask for it.

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    LOVEGREEN and Irish_Mist like this.

    Ain't nobody got time for that. We are ALL rushed in our documentation. As long as you can interpret it correctly.. why care?
    There are MUCH bigger things to be ashamed of, that medical professionals are doing wrong.

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    There is no presenting anything to administration. They know exactly what they are doing. They are forcing the nurses to perform all the ancillary duties.. in order to boost their bottom line.
    Experienced ER nurses are highly desirable.. vote with your feet.

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    Soliloquy likes this.

    I've been there, done that twice... it's not easy. My experience will be different from your experience.
    Do NOT make an emotional decision. I hear you need a break.
    Resign per policy. Try for a PRN position in the facility... you could work 2 days a month and keep that door open.
    A 2-3 month resume gap, while you are in school, should not be a problem.

    Best wishes, keep us posted.

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    What did your preceptor tell you to do?

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    Quote from peglegmeg
    Hi fellow nurses and those aspiring to be,

    I have noted through the years, that most nurses are none too pleased with the hospital coffee we are privy to drinking while on shift.

    Many times, when a fellow co-worker, or even a patient's family member, brings in a bag of specialty coffee for those on shift, I've seen staff get pretty jazzed. Even for just five minutes of time drinking some yummy brew, staff gets excited and there's potentially a mild increase in morale for a short time.

    Anyone else feel this way?

    My question to all of you: If there was a coffee brand marketed specifically to nurses in some way, and the flavors and beans were high quality, etc., would any of you be willing to purchase it (or put money in for it as a group) for use during shifts? Or try and get the hospital or your facility to purchase it once a month?

    Thoughts? Concerns? Desires? Waste of money?

    I have drank many cups of the swill provided by many facilities. Some units have a coffee fund to provide decent coffee. Start a coffee fund. Or bring your own.
    The facility is NOT going to upgrade the free coffee offered to employees.

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    No joke. Appreciate the offerings from the family for taking care of their loved one.

    Take it.. or leave it.. just appreciate the offer.

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    Quote from iluvivt
    Why don't you go directly to him first and find out what is going on if anything.You will need to maintain a good relationship with your peers and part of that is resolving any issues with people directly before running to managment.
    It is not up to a relief charge nurse ( or any charge nurse) to resolve issues between a new nurse and former colleagues.

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    poppycat and evastone like this.

    It's far from a small issue. Direct the aids to stop their whining to you ( a relief charge nurse).. and follow the proper chain of command with written documentation describing the"rather hateful and over delegating".

    It is nearly impossible to move up from an aid position a position of authority on the same unit. Most facilities would not place him on the same unit.

    You know , and I know they are ganging up on him. I would give him an unofficial head's up.

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    BSNbeDONE likes this.

    Your preceptor is doing her job. Giving ANY gift is inappropriate and not professional.

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    Quote from Medic2RN_
    Usually Triage/do vitals when they first come in. IV's. Blood work. Help hold down to give shots. Let me clarify. I don't have a problem doing vitals and triaging and IV's. (I have PALS NRP and ACLS) during times when we get a rescue and do the EKG, all of that stuff. I do assess and hand off to the nurse and they choose either to assess for themselves or take what I give them. I don't have a problem doing my job, I love kids and I love my job. (My unit doesn't even transfer a lot. It's mostly kids with just fever or something else like strep) it just bothers me when I'm used like a pawn and I'm not called by my job title. It bothers me even more when people are sitting around gossiping and 4 nurses are telling me at once to recheck vitals and do a splint or whatever while they're all sitting, talking, gossiping. I think what I was posting didn't get accross to some people. I think whoever it is. The paramedic, CNA, MD whatever all of us need to work together. I shouldn't be abused and neither should the nurse by the doctor. I'm only one person. I can't do 4 kids vital signs at once and do this line for one kid and this other thing. It would just be nicer if one of them did like a part of that so I'm not running around like a crazy person.
    A paramedic posttion in an ER is unusual for me. Perhaps it also is for the nurses in your ER?
    If you are continually being directed to perform aide duties, while the nurses are goofing off.. you have 2 choices. Remind them of your role and redirect THEM,and/ or discuss the problem with you immediate supervisor.
    Nobody should be running ragged, while others are goofing off.
    Best of luck with this mess.

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    sallyrnrrt likes this.

    What is your idea of a good hospital job? Market yourself with your degrees.. to get it.

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    Quote from permRNjobs
    Thank you for that feedback. I discuss hiring needs with each hiring manager so Ill be sure to turn the tables.

    My role and what I bring to the facility is different than a headhunter. I don't get paid by placements. Instead, facilities need additional support with responding to candidates, phone screening/qualifying, interviewing, and offering. You could look at it as being a contract internal employee for 1 year.
    So you are an assistant to the headhunter? I was a contractor, agency nurse and travel nurse. NOBODY got paid unless I worked.. and then they got a cut. Usually 1/3 of the cost to the facility.