I have a little situation, that is making me insane, and I have no idea what to do. I've lost sleep. I'm stressed.
I am a RN supervisor... but I pretty much feel like a glorified charge nurse. The nursing home I work has become extremely stressful for me.... for one reason really. I have a LPN who is being nothing short of a pain. He harasses me. EVERY time we work together. I'm at the point I dread to go to work.
He verbally threatens me. He questions me on every level. He often makes mistakes, and when my bosses tell me to have him correct them, he questions me, to the point that I have to tell him, "So and So is your boss, and they say, you fix this." He does childish things to other nurses. Once he smelled like alcohol, even though I could not find in any way that he was impaired and not able to do his job. He raises his voice at me. I feel like a punching bag. Then, like a flip of a coin, he'll start to be nice to me. It's enough to scream.
Never, in all my time of holding ANY job at any level (I'm counting all the way back to my first job at 15), have I ever refused to work with anyone. I am at a point that I don't know what to do. I'm not a 'pot stirrer'. I keep my mouth shut and want NOTHING to do with drama.
I reported one incident of being threatened to my administrator, and i was told it would be handled. Nothing happened. Nothing.
What am I supposed to do? I realize people say that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, but sometimes the squeaky wheel gets seen as broken and gets replaced. I need my job. We don't have an HR department. I feel like my DON will not solve the problem, because she typically doesnt seem to solve much of anything, and apparently my admin won't either because I've seen nothing done.
Help. I'm at a loss. All I know to do is to keep notes.