I have a nurse co-worker that sits right next to me who is always looking over at my assignments, admission pkts, etc. Comparing them to hers- patients severity, locations, you name it! And wanting to switch patients with me. She complains if she has to drive farther then me, doesn't have as many hours as me (we're paid hourly). I've told her she could talk to DON if she really thought something should be switched and she usually drops it. Well, I've put up with that and her listening in on my phone calls to patients and making her little comments.
On top of that, I was asked 3 wks ago by the company to become the admissions nurse, although I won't be the only nurse performing admits. I made the grave mistake of telling this nurse I was asked to take this position and since then she has asked me 3-4 times if I took the job. I repeatedly have told her that yes I did, but again yesterday she asked me again.
I think she wanted the position to be honest, because she said how great that would look on a resume, then told me how an admit that I did 3 days prior needed PT that I didn't order, that I needed to fill out a HCA plan of care so she could have an aide, call meals on wheels, asked me if I watched her ambulate, etc. I said, of course I watched her ambulate- she was slow, but steady with cane when I saw her. I told this nurse that I recommended PT for weakness, but patient flat out refused. Patient stated she lives with spouse and adult DTR- didn't need HCA and would refuse if I gave her one, then went on to say that her DTR and spouse provide her meals.
Anyways, this nurse said she called DON after seeing this patient and told her I didn't order PT on a patient that was clearly unsteady, needed a HCA and was willing to have one (WHAT???), and needed meals on wheels because spouse could only make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
I feel like this nurse stabbed me in the back, threw me under the bus and is trying to discredit me, she could have called "me" to ask what happened during admit and tell me about any current changes with patients decisions or condition, instead of calling the DON. Then she said, "well are you going to write the HCA plan and call MOW for the patient?" I said, sure as soon as DON asks me to! That ticked her off, but SHE is not my boss and SHE chose to go through the DON, so I figure I will go through the DON as well, instead of talking to her about it or taking orders from her. Anyways, my admit narrative states that's patient refused PT/ HCA and that she stated spouse/dtr would provide for ADL/IADL assist, re: bathing/meals.
Anyways, I'm just complaining, but I really don't know what her intentions are and feel like I'm sitting next to the enemy!