Tired of disciplining people
- 1Apr 7, '13 by salvadordollyThis is one of those weeks where I wish I was a staff nurse again. I am just sick of discipline. Most of the people in my agency are great, don't get me wrong. I just have one problem child that has to go and it's taking my administrator a long time to see the light. I'm having a hard time with this because this nurse will lose her lisence. She should though, she's committing a lot of fraud. I still just feel bad. What do you all do when you're sick to death of disciplinary action?
- 1Apr 17, '13 by nurseboudinActually, I've been there before. It can get overwhelming and frustrating so I feel your pain. Know that it will pass, it's not personal, and I've never sent someone to the board or peer review that was doing what was in the best interest of the public. We are all accountable for our own actions. You can't do anything to her that she didn't do to herself. Your job is to protect the patient, not the nurse. It is easy to lose sight of sometimes...but hang in there! You can do it.
- 0Apr 22, '13 by ShillaBSNOften there seems to be that one problem child. And from the sounds of it this problem child is really struggling.
Your role is to help as much as you can and remember you must protect your other nurses from any fallout from this nurse;especially if she is committing fraud. I am not sure that staff nurses realize that by protecting someone who is committing fraud they are putting their own jobs at risk.
- 3Apr 25, '13 by OrcaI just remind myself of the potential cost of doing nothing, in terms of dollars, production, staff morale and potential liability. That is usually more than enough motivation to get me back after it. I have a situation going on right now that has taken several full days and continues to take up 20-25 percent of my time daily, and it isn't as if everything else has stopped while this is going on.
- 0Apr 27, '13 by salvadordollyI just remind myself of the potential cost of doing nothing, in terms of dollars, production, staff morale and potential liability. That is usually more than enough motivation to get me back after it.
- 0May 28, '13 by nursemgr5It is draining. Your issue sounds very serious. I deal a lot with negative and whining employees. Someone has to do the right thing and it sounds like you are doing it. Take some comfort that the staff member did this to herself. You are protecting patients and other staff.