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

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... Read More

  1. Visit  NPAlby profile page
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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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  2. Visit  uRNmyway profile page
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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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  3. Visit  UTVOL3 profile page
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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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  4. Visit  nursetim profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  SycamoreGuy profile page
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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)
  6. Visit  TX RN profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  BlueDevil,DNP profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  AngelfireRN profile page
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    Sure seems that way. Another angle? If I leave, they will have to close the clinic. 6 people, plus Doc and Mrs. Doc will be without a job. 4 of whom have small children. Add that to abandoning over a thousand patients, and no wonder I can't sleep well. I think my sense of guilt is overwhelming my good sense.

    What fries me is the potential for this to get out of hand. Heck, why even screen if you're not going to enforce across the board? Are we so scared of a complaint to a governing body (BON, BOME) that we just kowtow to every person who throws a temper tantrum?

    Seriously considering the possible effect on the family budget if I were to just say adios.

    I do still PRN at my other job...they'd be overjoyed if I came back full time.

    As I have said already, this sucks.
  9. Visit  BCgradnurse profile page
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    [QUOTE=AngelfireRN;7309737]Sure seems that way. Another angle? If I leave, they will have to close the clinic. 6 people, plus Doc and Mrs. Doc will be without a job. 4 of whom have small children. Add that to abandoning over a thousand patients, and no wonder I can't sleep well. I think my sense of guilt is overwhelming my good sense.

    What fries me is the potential for this to get out of hand. Heck, why even screen if you're not going to enforce across the board? Are we so scared of a complaint to a governing body (BON, BOME) that we just kowtow to every person who throws a temper tantrum?

    Seriously considering the possible effect on the family budget if I were to just say adios.

    I do still PRN at my other job...they'd be overjoyed if I came back full time.

    As I have said already, this sucks.[/QUOTE/]

    I admire your loyalty to your patients and the other staff, but they are really not your responsibility. TPTB who own/run the clinic hold this responsibility and created this situation. You have nothing to feel guilty about. Believe me, they would be very quick to dismiss you if it suited their purposes, without a second thought to your financial status.

    Ultimately, you need to do what is best for you. 40+ hours is too much time to spend at a place where you are disrespected and their practices are questionable at best. If you can't quit outright, then at least start a serious job search, or go back to your prn job. It's not going to get any better if you stay where you are.
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  10. Visit  SycamoreGuy profile page
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    Quote from AngelfireRN

    I do still PRN at my other job...they'd be overjoyed if I came back full time.
    Sounds like you have an out. If you are concerned about them closing if you leave, give them 2 - 3 weeks notice to find someone else. Tell them your going full time at your PRN job because it works better for you for XYZ reasons and leave it at that.
  11. Visit  reddgirl profile page
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    Oh no! Jump overboard before the Titanic sinks! There is no way in tarnation that I would stay in that mess! You are a licensed and certified professional with an advanced practice degree. Take off your heels and run like the wind.
  12. Visit  AngelfireRN profile page
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    Update...

    Today, I feel vindication like none other I have ever felt in my life. The patient's outsourced drug screen came back, and was lit up like a Christmas tree. Multiple things, including illegal drugs. The OM interrupted me with a patient to show me, then had me come with her to Doc's office, where I received an apology.

    My OM is absolutely beside herself. She is so mad about having been made to feel that we had to cater and kowtow, only for this to show up, that she literally could not think of what to say. When this patient shows up to challenge the letter we send in the event of dismissals, as we feel they will, I have been told that not only am I allowed to be present for the discussion, I will be allowed to express my feelings about the situation, to the degree I see fit.

    I feel like I have lost 20 pounds. The fact that I overheard OM telling Doc "When I think how they came in here and threw Angelfire under the bus, and then us...Oh, I am so mad."

    It was the LEO that did it. Scared her to the point she caved.

    So for now, I'm going to go day by day. I don't think they will do anything like this again. OM got wind of the fact I was talking to my other job. I was overheard by another employee...they warned her, hey, Angelfire's UPSET.

    But, boy, what a day.
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  13. Visit  reddgirl profile page
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    Good for you!

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