I've been precepting several new orientees for the last eight months or so and the latest person I've been with has been on my service since the beginning of May. The orientee has been through General, two rounds of peripheral vascular, urology and is now with me in Gyne. After these few months this person just doesn't seem to catch on. His performance runs hot and cold. He shows no initiative, seems like he's spacing out when scrubbing, gives absolutely no feedback and when I press him for questions he states he has none. I have repeatedly gone to the educator and manager but they seem to take this lightly, making excuses, etc. He's been in the OR for going on a year in September. What are your thoughts? Thankfully he's moving on to another service next week.
That's so neat that you're from KC. I'm up north and working at Liberty.
The other 'newbie' in the dept and I just found out Friday that we will be circulating our own room on Monday. We will be under the supervision of a preceptor, but together, the two of us will be responsible for the room. We will be able to 'bounce' ideas off each other. I was told that simple general cases such as breast biopsy, abd mass excision, ect. are scheduled in the room. I can't wait!!! It's going to be fun. Wish me luck.
Last edit by KC CHICK on Aug 25, '01
Pam, I think I need to clarify a little.
The hospital I work for uses RN's to circulate only. Surgical Techs are used for scrubbing. It's not because of our Mgr......she wants all the RN's in the dept. to be trained for both scrubbing and circulating. You know, just in case there is a need. It's the administration's decision. ($$$$$$$$ talks.) Anyway, due to a shortage of techs, we may eventually be trained to scrub in. I would like to have that under my belt as well.
Just thought I needed to let you know - I'm circulating, not scrubbing.
Funny dream. At least the spoons, forks, and knives weren't chasing you!!
Last edit by KC CHICK on Aug 26, '01