I'm in kind of a bind. I recently got written up and some of the things that were said were not true. I asked for dates and times, but I was seen as being defensive. Some of the things said were from a particular person who works with me. She claimed that I didn't help her when she needed it and described an incident where I wouldn't help her perform a procedure or a patient care activity. I honestly don't recall the incident. And it's not because my memory is failing me, it's because I don't think it happened, at least not the way that the person reported it.
The problem is, she was very convincing to the person that she reported it to and made me look like I'm lazy. She brags to others about how she can get what she wants from the supervisor and that she "has the touch". It just irritates me to know that she is a master manipulator and the person she reported me to has been duped again. Unfortunately, my supervisor caught me online in my email sending a note to a sibling (she accused me of being on another social network, which I wasn't). That incident made me look like I wasn't giving 100%. I haven't received any complaint from patients that I'm working with that I'm aware of, or at least that wasn't mentioned in the write-up. And in reality, there are days that I don't sit down for many hours to chart, relax, eat, etc.
I'm considering keeping a little notebook with dates and times in it detailing my activities during the shift without names. Is this something that would be frowned on by most organizations or by risk management? I'm not naming names, but I would like to keep some details of what I'm doing to verify to my employer that I am indeed not
guilty of being unhelpful with my team members. I don't think this would be considered anything related to HIPAA, but I'm trying to figure out how to preserve my reputation at work, which has always been excellent. I would be willing to wear a tracking device at this point.
Has anyone else had this type of problem and how did you handle it? I really don't want to start over anywhere else.