I have been a nurse for alittle over 4 months and have been employed at a Urgent Care Center since then. I haven't had a problem with anyone until now. There is a phlebotomist who works there who is also a Surg. Tech. She works in the capasity of a lab person, does blood draws,rapid streps,u/a's, ect. She is starting to step on the nurses toes. and its just little things that are getting to me. She had told me on MANY occasions that she can give meds...which I told her no she can't, she said "Under my LICENCE as a surg tech I can" and I said "Well you work as a PHLEBOTOMIST here not a surg tech" Then like the Radiologist and I were talking about my boards test and he was saying he heard that the nursing state boards was tough and I was saying what was on it and here comes the phlebotomist to chime in
"MY licencing test was SO much harder than theirs...blah blah blah" but what really just sent me over the edge of just NOT liking her is when she started telling pts that she is a scrub nurse. now call me crazy but I thought that a scrub nurse and a surg tech were two different things? oh yeah she busted out on me in front of pts that I was setting up a suture tray wrong and that i needed sterile gloves on
She has done stuff like this to the other nurses...gives use permission to give meds
and things like that...she is just rubbing me the wrong way. I look at it this way, I maybe a LPN but I worked my butt off to be able to call myself a nurse. Am I being too up tight about this? Is there anyway she would legally get in trouble for calling herself a nurse when she isn't (just so I could tell her about it and to NOT be telling pts that she is a nurse when she isn't!) or should I just do what I have been doing and ignore her?
OHHHH I forgot to mention that one of the doctors was writing a script for an antibiotic and she looks at him and says "You know you really should write that for a Medrol Dose Pack cause that is the best antibiotic we have" :chuckle The dr laughed and said "That is a steroid not an antibiotic" I could have died...