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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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21 minutes ago, lpn164 said:

I guess I didn't respond to your final question.  I am not going to tell you my name, but if I were in a doctors office or hospital I really don't care if you call me by my first name my last name or if I am called miss or mrs.   I am glad you are in front of me providing me care.  I care about a name and DOB when it comes to verification that's it.

You're missing the point-some people (especially older), prefer a more formal greeting-"Mr./Mrs.", some people prefer a middle or a nickname, some people prefer an alternative pronoun.  It's professional courtesy to address people in a manner in which they prefer.

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1 hour ago, lpn164 said:

I guess I didn't respond to your final question.  I am not going to tell you my name, but if I were in a doctors office or hospital I really don't care if you call me by my first name my last name or if I am called miss or mrs.   I am glad you are in front of me providing me care.  I care about a name and DOB when it comes to verification that's it.

Right, but just because YOU don't care doesn't mean that others don't.  It doesn't take more than a few seconds to establish what someone wants to be called.

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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13 hours ago, HomeBound said:

 provocative 

"I know you are. But what am I?" -Pee Wee Herman

Actually, HomeBound, I appreciate your post- it gave me an opposing viewpoint which assisted me in sharpening my steel.

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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12 hours ago, TriciaJ said:

This would all be great advice if management was a bit more reliable at doing its job.  Unfortunately many problem-child employees are allowed to run amok, despite their behaviours being regularly reported to management.  Typically, they have to cause a negative patient outcome costing the employer money before anything is addressed.

When you have a longtime conscientious employee who is becoming frustrated with the antics of a chronic problem-child, the worst thing is to treat them as equals engaging in unprofessional behaviour.  If your conscientious employee becomes frustrated enough, he can take his resume and score another position this afternoon.  You're still going to be stuck with Clark.  Who is he going to drive away next?  And what is it going to cost you when he hurts someone?

 

Thank you, TriciaJ. I feel and believe that my situation is understood.

As I am old enough to retire and am at the end of my scoring another position days, and know that I have grounds to quit and receive unemployment compensation. I'm not there yet, for two reasons: I continue enjoy working as a nurse and the money is really good.

I have never worked a shift with Clark. I believe he functions in the role of a recreational therapist aid and CPI instructor. I only have to deal with him in short bursts, mostly when he roams the hospital socializing and interrupting shift report.

 

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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8 hours ago, morelostthanfound said:

^^^Disagree and I'm siding with Davey on this.  First of all, Clark sounds like a complete heel with a serious case of arrested development and I found Davey Do's approach to him entirely appropriate.  Having dealt with this personality type before, I know that subtleties are usually ineffective, hence the need for blunt and pointed dialogue.  Nursing report is not the time to shoot the bull and talk about the upcoming weekend, it is a time to communicate pertinent patient information and facilitate continuity of care.  If Clark was blathering on and a critical bit of report-i.e. a patient's critical lab, consent, unverified order.... was missed, it could potentially have serious consequences.  As such, Clark's interference could be viewed as a patient safety concern.  

I have abused my Like quota and am unable to give them, so I owe you all one.

 

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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7 hours ago, Daisy4RN said:

The problem with personality types like Clark is that they know they are being disruptive, causing problems, unnecessarily throwing their weight around and not only do they not care they enjoy it and when/if HR/admin gets involved they dont do anything to resolve the issues just blah blah. This only empowers the "Clarks". Thus Clark continues to interrupt shift report etc so I dont see anything inappropriate with asking him to leave, or anyone else behaving like an arse (he had already been asked, had already called names, long hx etc). The fact that Clark said "whats your problem" while also throwing around the fact he has a Masters degree pretty much sums it up and would tell me all I need to know.  I have worked with these types also and they just love to cause trouble where there doesnt need to be any, especially in a high stress job. The only reason he was trying to make nice was because he happen to think that this might be the time he actually does end up on the wrong side of HR.

I feel like we speak the same language, Daisy, and in my head and heart am sending you a Like.

I apologize for not commenting on how to address others posts.I guess  I've just lost interest. I started this thread on Thursday, had the situation with Clark on Friday, and I'm more taken up with it.

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When I ran over my toes with a bed and patient I feel profanity was in order, otherwise I tend to agree with your initial post’s statements Davey.

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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33 minutes ago, caliotter3 said:

When I ran over my toes with a bed and patient I feel profanity was in order, otherwise I tend to agree with your initial post’s statements Davey.

We are not in control of reflex reactions that don't involve gray matter, are we?

And, thank you caliotter for your support.

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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6 hours ago, Davey Do said:

I only have to deal with him in short bursts, mostly when he roams the hospital socializing and interrupting shift report.

 

Oh, dear, he's one of THOSE...

Edited by Hoosier_RN

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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3 hours ago, Hoosier_RN said:

Oh, dear, he's one of THOSE...

I'm picturing a monkey throwing poo as it scampers by.

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Salisburysteak is a ADN, RN and specializes in Long-term Acute Care.

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I believe all workplaces have a “Clark”, and that can really drain workplace morale. I do address the patients with Mr/Mrs/Miss. it is just the right thing to do and if the patient says otherwise I will do it for their stay. I work in long-term acute care. I do have a potty mouth but , never in front of the patients. That is unprofessional! 

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On 2/24/2020 at 2:00 AM, Davey Do said:

I have never worked a shift with Clark. I believe he functions in the role of a recreational therapist aid and CPI instructor. I only have to deal with him in short bursts, mostly when he roams the hospital socializing and interrupting shift report.

Why do people who are not nurses feel the need to stick their nose in it, IMO, they have way too much time on their hands and it is just infuriating when they waste yours

On 2/24/2020 at 8:46 AM, Hoosier_RN said:

Oh, dear, he's one of THOSE...

My first thought too!

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