Quote from Rage
Excuse me.........but isn't this sort of mentality (abusive nurses) counter productive for the facility? I guess I still have a "business" mind but if you look at the equation..............regular staffing doesn't help+catches an attitude+takes longer breaks=the need for traveler nursing.
I would think that behaviors you see aren't new to the floor, just redirected to you, ensuring the need for traveling nursing to adequately staff the floor. If you take the traveler nurse out of the equation then the formula still exist and just equals something else.
Now if you want to push a few buttons...........document what you encounter on a daily basis. list events, names, dates and time. When you have sufficient data (oh say several weeks) then ask for an appointment with the nurse manager and request that budgeting/appropriations, risk management, and your company rep. be there. Just be ready not to have a re-assignment to that hospital........but you might get offered a permanent position as well.
Any time I've ever tried being proactive about situations like this, it has always come back to bite me in the butt.
I have noticed that everywhere I work, somone, or maybe more than one, person will ingratiate themselves to management - suck up, brown nose, whatever you want to call it. Once that person has this position they wield it over everyone else and basically get away with murder.
Look out for that person for they will make your life hell. After getting either fired or kicked sideways for tangling with the teacher's pet, I finally learned to leave him or her alone. The only way to defeat the brown noser is to become a bigger brown noser and replace her.
Of course, some places are worse than others. You just have to size up the situation before deciding how to proceed. But oh yeah, if you try to put the brown noser's butt in a sling, you better have your letter of resignation ready and another job lined up.
I have gotten far better mileage out of keeping my head down, keeping my mouth shut, and listening to them ramble on about their boring lives and make them feel like you live to hear them talk about their problems. Sucks, I know, but it has saved me more hassles in the end.