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do you call this harassing someone?

  1. 0 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.
  2. Visit  grandma rn38 profile page

    About grandma rn38

    From 'wv'; 51 Years Old; Joined Apr '02; Posts: 32; Likes: 12.

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  3. Visit  wrmbreeze profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  kbella1218 profile page
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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
  5. Visit  Havin' A Party! profile page
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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?
  6. Visit  Chaya profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  chaosRN profile page
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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?)
  8. Visit  unknown99 profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  SharonH, RN profile page
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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.
  10. Visit  NursesRmofun profile page
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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?
  11. Visit  rjflyn profile page
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    Sounds like you need to report her to the board of nursing as well.

    Rj
  12. Visit  Nitengale326 profile page
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    Sounds like this little duck needs to work at the BANK rather than a place of significant responsibility. Document EVERYTHING, write her hiney up and get her the "H" out of there. If administration isn't backing you the board of nursing will! Report her and save the rest of us the agony of having to deal with her. Good luck!:angryfire

    QUOTE=rjflyn]Sounds like you need to report her to the board of nursing as well.

    Rj[/QUOTE]
  13. Visit  defibu profile page
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    Grandma:
    My previous job was in law enforcement where I often taught workplace harassment issues.
    First of all you should have documented everytime she left work without permission, second of all she has to prove the harassment not you...

    Go by the book from this moment on. Remember if it wasnt documented it wasnt done......

    If you need anything else let me know

    defibu


    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.
  14. Visit  grandma rn38 profile page
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    up date on this
    the lpn, has now threaten me, stated she was going to beat the he?? out of me. i told my D.O.N. and nothing was done. when she was ask about it,she said yes i have been threatening her, but i was mad. i have ask to be removed from this shift, but was not. so i have resigned as charge nurse.since i have resigned she has walked out in the middle of the shift with out telling anyone 3 times.she still says i harass her when i wrote her up.


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