I just found out that my unit will be hiring two nurse leaders. No one knew the positions were posted.
Because my NM handpicked her two "pets" to take the position. It's SICKENING.
One is a nurse about 2 years and is so far up my NM's butt she is part of her intestines. The other is a traveller nurse. My NM just loves her. Why? who knows.
Neither of these nurses take ICU patients, ever.
I'm so angry. I hate the politics of nursing. It kills me that these two "know it alls" are going to bossing the rest of us around.
I'm looking for a new job.
we're unionized, so this does not happen to us. The manager cant just pick her pet. There is a written process that management must follow for open positions.
First the position is posted on the unit and anyone from another shift on that unit can apply to transfer into it. Then the position she vacates on the other shift is the one that is posted in house for 10 days. Anyone on any unit and any shift can apply for it. If someone applies within that time period to transfer into it, they get interviewed for qualification. If they are qualified and in good standing (no recent disciplinary actions), they have to get the job. The manager has no basis to refuse her. If more than one person in house applies, it goes to the most senior qualified. If no one applies to transfer into the open position within those 10 days, it gets advertized outside. Only then may the supervisor offer it to anyone she wants.
BTW, how can they put a temporary employee into a permanent leadership position on your unit? Did anyone ask the manager what happens to that position when that traveler who's getting it up & leaves for a new assignment?
Last edit by -jt on Dec 15, '03