Ever had a older nurse treat you as a lowly new grad? - page 2
I'm having an issue with one of my co workers. I'm currently off of orientation on my floor and everything is going great but I just can't stand working with this one woman. She literally treats me... Read More
Jan 30, '08Occupation: registered nurse Specialty: telemetry, CCU ; From: US ; Joined: Jan '08; Posts: 554; Likes: 406As hard as it may be, I would advise you to stick to the facts with people like this. Do you guys assign techs to room numbers or RNs? Either way, if she is asking you to do a "tech" job for one of her patients, look at who the assigned tech is for that patient and say "I see Jane is assigned to that room. Why don't you ask Jane to take the vitals, because I am busy with my patient assignment." If she asks you to take a new admit, get out the log and clearly show her why it is not your turn to take the new admit. Point out who would be next in line. She needs to see the rationale behind why you are saying no to these things, although she knows good and well, stating the facts will reinforce your backbone against her.
Not many people like confrontation and I know it will be hard, but if you stand up for yourself now, maybe she will back off and go pick on someone else who is an easier target.