hi thanks for your responses!
it's nice to hear a few different scenarios that illustrate the same point. I think it's about respect and ignorance lol.
I filled in at a different clinic yesterday, where I don't usually work, and had an experienced LPN
who was fabulous and had things ready for me to sign etc when I came in, but I realized the overriding
feeling I got was that she had respect for my position and was trying to help me. I realized it wasnt
something I felt a lot of at the other clinics. I asked her if she felt that the NP should be doing the Hx, etc and she said
that the only time that had ever happened was when they were behind and her and the NP would do 2 at the same time and then she would take over once the NP could see the patient. makes sense to me.
I have seen this on other posts on this forum as well where anyone from MA's to LPN's, RN's whatever,
especially if they are in Nursing school
, or NP school or thinking of going to school, think that they are just as "Good" as an NP and that they are just not appreciated.Sometimes they are very valuable employees from an office manager standpoint, and they are praised for "running the show", but due to ego issues, they then think they are the most important person in the clinic.
(actually I have seen posts here where the NP was forced to quit because the Doctor would not fire a rude MA or office manager, so sometimes they are right)
One time at an urgent care clinic (at a different place) the MA was bandaging a patients arm and I said something to the patient such as " You're in good hands, she's the best", and she responded by saying, "yea, I could be the NP, I just need a few more classes". I think she believed it.