I am hoping for some advice or ideas concerning a situation with a coworker.
I am a charge nurse and work with a nurse with HORRIBLE hygiene. She comes to work in wrinkled scrubs
, with unwashed and very greasy hair. She has a very noticeable B.O. smell that worsens throughout the shift. Her teeth are stained and dirty, so her breath is atrocious.
I am definitely not the first person to notice these things, but no one wants to say anything about it to her. It is at the point that her patients have made comments concerning it.
We (coworkers and myself) have tried being indirect---talking about poor hygiene or new beauty products/trends around her, hoping to "help." That was a bust.
After hearing patient complaint, I took the issue to my manager. That was 6 months ago. Now it's summer in Texas--things are even worse!