I am new. I have not had time to make a lot of friends in my new job, but I do have some. My issue is that one of the nursing assistants and an bell answer service attendant have teamed up to make it appear that I am not pulling my weight...or at least pointing everything out to the charge nurse.
I was looking for a snack for a patient, and the cabinet was stocked full of cookies. My patient was diabetic. I asked the the bell attendant to order me something and she snapped at me. She said she'd already ordered for the day and she didnt order what I requested, I'd just have to put up with it. I dont feel she should talk to me that way, but I did not say anything.
She also snaps at me for not answering other nurses call bells. If I know a nurse cannot get to one, I answer it, but I am not psychic and I dont like being talked to as if I'm ignoring a light.
So yesterday, she pulled attitude with me several times. She got the charge nurse on board and I got called out for not answering a bell saying a patient was trying to fall out of bed (I did not answer it, I was in the middle of a nursing audit and had just realized that my hand off was far from complete and was thinking what I needed to do to make sure I did everything the patient needed and get back on track). I should have heard it, but I didnt. Nothing i can say except that I will try to do better next time.
So I am getting fussed at for underperforming all evening. I decide I need a break and walk into the break room to find my nursing assistant sleeping. She was sleeping when I went on break 3 hours ago, and she is STILL sleeping. While I am sitting there, the charge nurse walks in, says something to me, and leaves. Pretending she did not even see the sleeper!
You can imagine my frustration when I am being called out constantly for underperforming when the assistant is sleeping!
I am not sure if I should talk to the division's manager or not. I am frustrated. I feel like I can improve, but I also feel they are using me to take the attention away from the sleeper. It is not the first time I have seen her sleeping, it's just the first time I realized it is for hours, not just her break.
What would you do that would maintain peace on the floor?