How to transfer units within the same facility

  1. Hi Everyone,

    I want to know how to go about transferring to another unit without having my manager block it from happening. My manager is definitely not the best, the turnover rate on my unit is ridiculous because of her. People love the job but just can't put up with her so they leave. She is very vindictive, does things out of spite, and just plain rude (in a nice-nasty way). I can say within my first 7 or 8 months of being there we lost at LEAST 15 people. In less than a year!! I have been there for a few years and I love what I do, however, I am interested in growing professionally in other specialties.

    There is a job opening on another unit with whom my unit works closely with, so I am afraid my manager can stop the transfer from happening. One of my old co-workers tried to transfer to this same unit a couple of years ago .. somehow, my manager stopped it from happening so she ended up going to a different hospital all together. What can I do to make this as easy as possible without pissing her off and possibly hinder me from transferring? I have had no complaints about my work ethic and the type of nurse I am, so I know there is nothing bad she can say about me there, but we are always short staffed as it is, so I am not sure if she will use that as an excuse to stop me from leaving. All opinions welcome.
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  3. by   klone
    What is your hospital policy about internal transfers?
  4. by   shelw067
    Policy states that you have to be employed for at least 6 months. If you are to get an interview with the other unit, you then have to notify your manager. The problem I have is the possibility of having my manager block the transfer once she is notified.
  5. by   amoLucia
    But you would not have followed the specific designated protocol for transfer AS REQUIRED. That's your first step. They would have EVERY RIGHT to deny you your request even if you had the best-est credentials in the world.

    You"failed to follow policy and procedure". End of sentence.

    You can fight a denial such as you suspect provided you applied as you should have.
  6. by   seaofclouds21
    I would look more into the policy to see if it also states reasons your manager could block the transfer (such as if you have write ups or if they have major issues with their staffing). Have you had any previous conversations with your manager about wanting to continue building your skills?
  7. by   klone
    Quote from amoLucia
    You"failed to follow policy and procedure". End of sentence..
    How did the OP "fail to follow policy and procedure"? It doesn't look like she's applied for a transfer yet?
  8. by   amoLucia
    klone - my comment was meant for the future pretending OP DID apply and was denied. She would NOT have followed P&P required.

    Sorry if I was unclear.