i am currently orienting a new hire rn. i work on a telemetry floor at a community hospital. the new hire is from a large magnet hospitals respiratory floor and has 4 years experience.
i have oriented her two nights and the second night made me have some concerns. i realized the new hire gets very defensive when questioned. she gets very agitated around an md asking her to do some asap and stated, "i won't deal with attitude" even when attitude was not being given. she gives nasty looks to the cna's even after i stated that they are very helpful. her verbal report is very confusing and not informative (which i have been giving helpful hints about) and when questioned about cardiac issues she tries to fake an answer that does not make any sense. after telling her multiple times i think she should get vitals and call the md regarding an increased hr and her then stating she is going on break, i preceded to call md and admin the needed medication.
so after our shift, i spoke with my manager who was not impressed because we already have a lot of issues with attitude from some nurses. we are having a meeting after our next shift..
i was wondering what is a nice way of discussing these problems with the new hire in the meeting without sounding like i am bashing her in front of the managers. constructive criticism is all.