I started work as a QMA, what is with the LPN's attitude? - page 2

I recieved my QMA (qualified medicaiton aide) certification and my employeer created a posistion for me on our psych floor. I love the new posistion ( and pay increase:chuckle) and I love the challenge of working with meds. I was... Read More

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    As a moderator, part of my business is to assess "tone". I have to agree somewhat here, I hear a little defensiveness in this thread. Tone can change the message 180 degrees from what it was intended. We need to be mindful of this. Sometimes, "how we say" something becomes the message, regardless of the words chosen. Just a heads up. No flaming in this thread please,...not wise.
    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Nov 8, '05

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    Quote from Crystle_clear
    I'm not sure what kind of facility you work at, but where I work, the RN's would much rather keep a hardworking and dependable "stupid" aide, than error prone and self important LPN. Mabye I just work at a better place than most.

    Perhaps you do. I work in a larger place than you I'm sure. We are not necessarily "tight knit" but we get along. And we've had more than a few licensed and unlicensed personnel conflicts. Somehow we have to work it out without getting rid of anybody.

    If someone is to change shifts, it's management, not staff that makes that choice. It's happened, but not because it was instigated by an UAP.

    It's quite unfair of her to write the story about you as being "stupid". Is it really mature and fair to label her "error prone and self-important" in return? Tit for tat and getting rid of her isn't going to resolve this. Give more than you get and see what happens.

    I'm sorry to put you on the defensive, that's not my intention.
    Last edit by Tweety on Nov 8, '05
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    I'm not sure what kind of facility you work at, but where I work, the RN's would much rather keep a hardworking and dependable "stupid" aide, than error prone and self important LPN. Mabye I just work at a better place than most.
    Reading this paragraph leads me to believe that in this situation, the LPN is not the only problem...
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    You know, a nursing student friend of mine told me that allnurses was a placed where opinions could be discussed and I could recieve some good advice form nurses. I posted a completlely neutral message and the only responses I recieved back were full of negative "tone". I think I realize now this is not a place to discuss individual situations but mearly a soapbox for people to preach about ther personal agendas. Do not blame me if you feel threatened by QMA's. I happen to be very good at what I do. I take care of my patients and I make my working atmosphere easier for those around, as I am sure most, if not all, other QMAs do. Someday in the near future I will be an equally good nurse, but unlike some of the other posters on this forum, I will be open and nonjungmental
    to other individuals in the health care system.
    Really though I solved my problem my self. I went to the nurse manager, explained the situation, and she talked to the LPN. I guess she gave her 3 options: 1. Learn to work with me in a respectful manner, 2. Move to the night shift, or 3. Quit.
    Well I came in today and her schedule had been changed to all nights. So problem solved. I really don't need anyone else's biased advice.
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    Since the OP has resolved this issue, this thread is now closed.
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    Thread closed for additional moderator discussion.


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