Kooky Korky 15,681 Views
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Whoever fired you, with no chance for you to be on some sort of improvement plan, no chance to give input or rebuttal or anything - perhaps they will fall afoul of this vicious individual and find themselves fired.
Is there anyone at all you can speak to? DON, CNO, Hospital President, Chaplain's boss (someone hired her, someone can tame her or fire her), HR Director, anyone?
Talk about bullying. I am sick of this word. It is overused. Not saying it doesn't happen, just I am sick of it.
Never accept a patient with family like this chaplain if you can help it. You should not have taken the patient, given that you knew this miserable individual did not want you caring for her child. Don't do it again.
It seems the monitor should have a record of what settings the alarms were on. Can you check with the people who maintain these monitors?
Is there a camera that shows you going into or out of the room at a certain time?
Can other staff (techs, aides) vouch for you?
The patient suffered no harm, I am assuming. How far will the bosses let this woman go in maltreating staff? Who is she sleeping with, who is she related to, follow the money to figure out why she is so damned powerful. Sorry to be crude. It just makes me mad that she can tear your life apart and disrupt the whole ward with her apparently unfounded complaints.
I guess she's scared for the child's well-being, but this is over the top (to fire you if you had absolutely no c/o against no and had perfectly great reviews).
How long were you an employee at this place?
I do wish you well.
As I posted on another similar thread. There is no coverage under your malpractice policy for you being fired.
Going back to the OP, I am amazed at the number of responses to workplace complaint issues to 'call your malpractice insurer'. The malpractice insurer does not care about this since they do not cover you for your workplace complaints or conflicts. They are not going to keep a record of your call nor are they going to open a file unless you are calling to report something that will trigger your coverage, and I have spoken extensively here about events that will trigger your coverage.
Don't assume the nurses aren't doing much. Appearances can be deceiving.
[QUOTE=Libby1987;9194175]The only low stress high paying nursing jobs out there are filled by people not carrying their weight. They simply don't exist. Every nursing position has a productivity expectation.
I am trying to undertand the logic of saying that people who need low stress and good pay are not pulling their load. To me, the two don't necessarily go together.
Elk, the inference on the the meds for the new patient, was to borrow, them. the charge just did not want to bother.
Broaching the subject of suicide is troubling for most people for many reasons that make human beings uncomfortable. Dealing with this issue requires a certain amount of self reflection that interferes with a younger person's delusional thinking they are going to live forever and an older person's ruminations over when non-existence will catch up to them.
I have asked a nurse I know if in her memory, over a forty year nursing career, she could remember any nurses that she knew of who committed suicide. She said no. I could not recall any nurses in my experience committing suicide either. Together we have seventy years behind the stick.
So how definitive is this anecdotal information in coming to scientific conclusions. Obviously not good enough to bet the farm. But it does make you wonder if our present methods of identifying and tabulating just who committed suicide, or not, are as valid as we'd like them to be. For instance, can we definitely say that "shot to death by cop" or "hit by the railroad tracks" or "a car" or "drowned" or the almost innumerable other medically defined causes of death are not actually suicides and should be reported as such? So how is all this relevant to us in a broader sense?
We all know that the media will report that in a person's peculiar demise there was a suspicion of suicide. But unless the motive and means can be definitively uncovered, who knows?
If you think about how many people, both young and old, with chronic and debilitating conditions who stop taking their meds or refuse to hydrate or eat, the numbers are staggering. Nurses readmit tons of the folks every day. Indeed many physicians build their practices around "measured suicide" euphemistically referred to as non-compliance.
So in a sort demented way, many of the jobs in health care depend on this status quo perpetuating itself.
As such, for want of a more exact way to detect people who may be in intrapsychic extremis which may precipitate their premature demise, I have to take statistics with a grain of salt when it comes to the true quantification of this world-wide epidemic.
My condolences to the family of this young colleague. I'm older but still not disillusioned enough to not want to believe that a kind word of understanding or "I love you" may not have made a difference.
I am so sorry you are frustrated and you are probably are not going to like what I have to say.
Scheduling is a nightmare no matter how you slice it. As a manager it was my one single nemesis. Here is the deal. Just because you were "Hired for Days" does not mean you will only work days. Most nurses do not work for union facilities that have scheduling as a part of a written contract. I am willing to bet that if you look at your personnel booklet, paperwork, or online policies that will state that there are no real "permanent" shifts and scheduling will be done for unit needs and is up to the mangers discretion/seniority.
I am so sorry you are so upset. Unfortunately, most managers try to be careful of staff requests but it is impossible to make everyone happy. Whether one has a child or not has no bearing on the schedule, per se, as people without children also have scheduling preferences.
My suggestion to you, as a new nurse entering a lifetime of shift work and missing holidays, need to find out what is acceptable for you and approach your manager in a calm professional manner and present your situation and work out the schedule the best you can. There is no labor law that limits nurses to only one shift. It is common to have to rotate 2 shifts in one week. That is why I worked straight nights.
Ask for what you need in a calm professional manner. Check the personnel scheduling policy first. I wish you the best.
Whether or not you have kids or they have kids doesn't matter. Is there a seniority component to this issue?
She did not have coping skills period. Any new job is difficult and may have had the same result. It is really sad.
Although it seems uncomfortable, it's probably best to talk to her privately about it. The overwhelming majority of personal interaction conflicts can be avoided by simply communicating or else things are left unsaid and stay weird on the surface while festering underneath. Straightforward is best. Let her know that you feel your actions may have given a bad first impression and it's important that you get off on the right foot with your new coworkers, and also that it's likely it may happen again in the future on occasion because you get busy in your mind and you've always been that way (I'm guessing you're an introvert). Ask her if there's anything you can do to assure her you intend to have a good relationship with her. For the time being I would say don't grovel, but do be humble and sincere. She's got the upper hand as far as established relationships with all your coworkers right now, and that can turn into a mess really quick. If she says y'all are fine now, act accordingly. Don't continue acting as though there's really an unspoken rift between you because then it will be true.
This type of stuff is funny?
Since the schedule changeup is so unacceptable to you, simply time to look for another job.
It has nothing to do with seniority. Having a child does matter actually. Nurses without children do not have to worry about childcare and should be available to work any given night. I was hired for day shift and am being assigned a Monday night shift because of "preference" and not necessity.
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