I just started working PRN at an urgent care. Im an RN and there is usually only one nurse on duty (me) , a rad tech, lab, doc and front desk. We are usually busy..Lately, I noticed one of the rad techs keep telling me to put patients in a gown so she can do the chest x-ray. Now, Im new so I'm not sure of how they really do things there, but the other rad tech never asks me that, she gets it herself.
Of course I don't mind doing that to help her when she's busy but the thing is, I'm the one always busy since I see ALL patients and she only sees people who need x-ray. I'm mostly in patients' room so I'm not usually the first person the doctor tells if he needs an x-ray (especially chest, since it's not as predictable as extremity injuries) and so it creates a delay because she waits for me to put patients in a gown. Really?!
I asked another nurse and he said that is part of their job. We can help, sure, but they shouldn't be waiting for us to go get the gowns. Apparently, he never gets asked to do that, just me. So now I'm thinking, I might be getting bullied for being new. I really need good comebacks the next time she orders me to do something she should be doing. I'm young and kinda shy and is such an easy target for these, I admit. Please help! I love this job so far and I don't want to lose it.
Feb 2, '12
by SHGR, MSN, RN
Last edit by SHGR on Feb 2, '12
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