do you call this harassing someone?

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    i'm a charge nurse on evening shift, and a lpn has been just walking out and going home. not tell me she is leaving. one night she left me with 22 pt and 1 other nurse. and we were getting admits about 4 or 5 d/t a school bus wreck. so some one that had already work aday shift had to come out and work. i wrote her up. now she said i'm harassing her, and she said i would pay for what i have done. do you think she has grounds for harassment.
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    I don't think she has a leg to stand on. Just document what she is doing. She is just saying that to scare you into letting it go. Writing her up one time is nowhere near harassment especially if it was justified. Stick to your guns, you are her boss.
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    sounds like you have grounds to give her little tail an attitude adjustment on letting the supervisor know when she is leaving. last time i checked that was common courtesy. ha ha
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    Not clear on the details. Is she leaving at the conclusion of her shift? Is there an established protocol to follow at your facility before bailing out? Has she been notified of it? Does everyone else abide by it? Was her walking out discussed with her and documented the first time it was noticed?

    If the answers to the above are "yes," then she's in big trouble.

    Following through on the above, of course, wouldn't constitute harassment. But is she referring to something else that may have occurred?
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    Granma 238-

    Is this person is clearly reporting off her patient assignment to a designated replacement? If not, this sounds like abandonment, pure and simple, which is a very serious charge.
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    Just be sure you document what time she's leaving & let the sup know. Before shift? After shift is over? or during the shift? If she has taken report on at least 1 pt, wouldn't it be abondonment? (sp?)
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    Quote from Chaya
    Granma 238-

    Is this person is clearly reporting off her patient assignment to a designated replacement? If not, this sounds like abandonment, pure and simple, which is a very serious charge.
    I agree with this 100%. That would be considered abandonment.
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    Quote from grandma rn38
    i'm a charge nurse on evening shift, and a lpn has been just walking out and going home. not tell me she is leaving. one night she left me with 22 pt and 1 other nurse. and we were getting admits about 4 or 5 d/t a school bus wreck. so some one that had already work aday shift had to come out and work. i wrote her up. now she said i'm harassing her, and she said i would pay for what i have done. do you think she has grounds for harassment.

    I agree with those who said it sounded like abandonment. Saying that you "would pay for what you have done" also sounds like a threat. I would write her up again and there needs to be a conference with you, her, and your supervisor so this can all be aired out.
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    Quote from LarryG
    Not clear on the details. Is she leaving at the conclusion of her shift? Is there an established protocol to follow at your facility before bailing out? Has she been notified of it? Does everyone else abide by it? Was her walking out discussed with her and documented the first time it was noticed?

    If the answers to the above are "yes," then she's in big trouble.

    Following through on the above, of course, wouldn't constitute harassment. But is she referring to something else that may have occurred?
    I would ask those questions. Need more details. Was it time for her to go home? Did she know you were short? Did you ask her to stay?
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    Sounds like you need to report her to the board of nursing as well.

    Rj


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