Opinion, WWYD? - page 2

I am a fairly new nurse, but can't help but want to speak up when I see something unfair. I am rather annoyed with something that goes on regularly on my floor. We have one nurse, lets call her... Read More

  1. by   LynnLRN
    I don't understand how your manager can ignore this. Why would your manager want to employ someone who isn't a team player and increases the workload of others. Has anyone actually went to the manager and complained in person? I think every person (and the charge nurses) need to start going in her office and give her the facts everytime this Nurse K does this. Then she can not ignore it.
  2. by   Susie2310
    Quote from beeker
    Did I miss your advice, or did you somehow wish to my question into your own union/nonunion debate? There is a forum for that if you feel the need.
    As long as people follow the terms of service and are not rude or harrassing, they are free to express their points of view. I didn't perceive that this poster was trying to start another debate. I did think you were a little rude, however.
  3. by   FORTHELOVEOF!!!!
    I think I would have to say something and put my own little "patient safety" spin on it. It is a patient safety issue because you can't provide as good of care with 7 as you could with 5 and I would put that kind of a spin on it to make sure I didn't look like I was just tattling (not that this isn't something that deserves being tattled on, but I'm sure you get my drift). With 7 patients you can easily make mistakes if you are running back and forth like a chicken with your head cut off and some of those possible mistakes could jeopardize your license......just a few ideas if you want to throw it at your boss.
  4. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from MunoRN
    Actually up until you said this I would have assumed this was a union facility, in my experience one the downsides to unions is they protect Nurses like this at the expense of everyone else (including patients).
    *** I work at a union hospital and this nurses behavior would never be tolerated. Though union stupid, lazy or incomptetent nurses are not tolerated.
    To the OP, your nurse manager is a loser and useless and should lose his/her job too.
  5. by   thesundowner
    sweet gig she has there. . .I think I'll start refusing admissions and see what happens! lol (next week you'll see my post titled "I was FIRED - not fair! What do I do NOW!?!?")
  6. by   martymoose
    happens where i am- it;s because the squeaky wheel gets the oil.Same way that the loudest and most obnoxious patients get what they want.
  7. by   Tragically Hip
    I'm a male, and I've worked in mostly-male environments for my entire career (non-nursing), and I can't picture an environment where that would be tolerated. Is there a gender issue here?

    From the hospital's perspective, the nurse in question is half as productive as the other nurses, yet gets paid a full salary, and is a drag on unit morale as well. How is that acceptable to upper management?