charge nurse role

  1. Our institution has brought in this new 'rotating role' to our department the CCL. Essentially the clinical care leader is the charge nurse. One is expected to be a leader, mentor, educator and problem solver. The kicker is that is an '18 month rotating position' to offer all a chance to lead. It comes with a 3$ an hour raise.
    I have been doing charge, facilitating, team leading (what ever name they want to call it) and have been a CCL for the past 18 months for a total of almost 9 years now. I have never had a performance review, nor have I had any negative situations (I have never been 'written up' nor taken into the office for any problems) The team I work with respect me and I often hear comments like "Thank God you were in charge, if so and so was here it would have been a nightmare", or just stated the other night--" you are working the weekend right? I don't want to come in if you are not in charge"
    I am now being told by my manager that I cannot re-apply for CCL, I will only be in charge if they are stuck, and that I am to mentor the new CCL's, and yes I lose the money.
    I understand the organizations's point in trying to offer leadership positions, but I am feeling very hurt by this. It almost feels like they are trying to get me to leave.
    Any one have any thoughts?
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    Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 41; Likes: 6
    floor nurse in the er

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  3. by   bargainhound
    Sounds like a bum deal
    I do not see why they will not let you do the job or even apply.
    It looks very unfair.
    I would also wonder myself if they were not trying to make me leave.
    You never really know the truth about what management is up to....
    they may be just trying to cut the budget somehow.
  4. by   TrudyRN
    I'm sorry they are acting so evil, zaleah. I think you might want to say to them what you said here. Gently, of course, so they won't think you're threatening to leave. But I'm confused as to why you can't apply for the position and why you are expected to lose the money graciously yet still be there like Old Reliable to bail out the people new to the role. I guess you should ask if there are problems, topics that need to be discussed and cleared up. Maybe there are and they are just afraid to confront you, for some reason.

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