He Says/ She says, Who's in Charge? - page 2

by AngelfireRN

I have a question, guys, and I want brutal honesty...I don't want to quit my job. I love it. But I will leave if this mess continues. As I have mentioned, I work in a clinic that dispenses controlled substances. As such,... Read More


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    Quote from AngelfireRN
    I arrived at clinic today, and was met with OM, who told me that the patient was in before my arrival, accompanied by a family member who apparently was a local LEO.

    I am not familiar with the typical goings-on at facilities such as yours. What does bringing a LEO along do for the patient? Can they really show up with a police officer and demand meds?

    I agree with the others. Highly unprofessional and disrespectful of your OM.
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    Quote from UTVOL3

    I am not familiar with the typical goings-on at facilities such as yours. What does bringing a LEO along do for the patient? Can they really show up with a police officer and demand meds?

    I agree with the others. Highly unprofessional and disrespectful of your OM.
    Unless it was to give them clout, I'm at a loss. Muscle? At any rate, it worked. And they know I am not happy. The only thing that saved me from completely walking out when they shut that door was the fact that I had a lobby full of patients who depend on me. Who are now actively begging me to stay.

    Yes, word is out. The grapevine is very well-oiled at clinic. The lobbyful that saw the initial rumpus got it started...those that saw how they put arms around this person and convoyed them into Doc's office kept it going.

    That will be the only consideration in what should be a run for the door. My patients. 95% of whom I love.

    I don't mind so much about the fact that this person is a seeker, a liar, and a nut. I deal with that every day. Not a lot of people could. The NP that replaced me could not.

    I do take offense at being undermined, being disrespected, and at having them be treated like dadblasted royalty because their entourage made it a point to wear a police jacket.

    This sucks.
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    It sounds like you are putting your license at risk by staying. I know you care for your patients, but what good can you do them if you end up going down with the ship and losing your license? It sounds like staying is a huge mistake.
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    You need to take care of yourself. The patients will be fine. You cant continue to work in an enviroment that blatantly treats you like crap.Nothing will change if you do. IMO
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    AngelFireRN, seems like there are way too many issues going on at this place. It is great that you care about your patients, but like others have said, it isn't worth your own mental health, the increased stress, or the possible risk to your licence if this continues down the path to pillmill. I think you should start looking for another job. Given the current jobs market (although I only know the RN side of it, not so much the NP part), you should probably keep the job while you look. But definitely try to find something else.
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    Quote from AngelfireRN
    Unless it was to give them clout, I'm at a loss. Muscle?.
    Oh. For show. I see.
    I wish you well with all this. You are clearly very dedicated to your patients.
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    I would strongly advise against quitting before having alternate employment lined up. This is experience speaking.

    Two questions, first, do you work for a FQHC? Second, do you live in an independent practice state?

    Nothing is worth putting your license on the line. I'd also write a letter to the CLEO of the agency the family member works for. Intimidation is frowned upon and using the office in a quasi-pseudo official capacity is a definite no-no.
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    I'd be careful writing the CLEO especially if you live in a small city, they can be incredibly corrupt and might not be pleased with you questioning their officers. (I know this from experience unfortunately)
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    I wouldn't quit.

    But I also wouldn't take direction from the OM.

    Plus, the doc sounds like he's a push over.

    I'd tell him to never have his daughter tell me how to treat.
    If he wants his daughter running the business, I would take every single bit of business back to him to take to his daughter for me. Every little last business bit I disagree with, have issue with, suggestions for improvement, everything, I take to the doc.
    And tell him to take to his daughter.
    I would ignore the OM.
    This will neutralize her.
    Make her feel as if she is inferior.
    Not worthy of having a discussion with.

    Turn the tables.
    It sounds like you're on the way out anyways.
    Start making contingency plans.
    Force them to make the first move.

    Right now they have you on pins and needles.
    Change the conversation.
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    You always have the worst jobs. Resign immediately. The office manager has no business telling you how to practice and the comment to disregard the advice of a seasoned physician (regardless of her relationship to him) is so grossly inappropriate I am speechless.


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