Quote from BmtTXLVN
I have 2 employees (CNAs) that barely do their jobs. When I let them know someone needs incont. care and ask them to please take care of it for me, all i get are exscuses why they cant do it. Usually its not my res. or im to busy right now. I recently had this problem the CNA told me im to busy, well he was busy reading the news paper, so i insisted he put the paper down and take care of the res, he just looked at me like i was stupid and kept reading, so iwrote him up and took care of the res myself. Well 2 days later we have a manditory meeting, guess what the meeting is about, you guessed it, about me and the other night nurse mistreating the aids.Management calling us arigant a**holes and telling us were refusing to do aid work.All of this in front of the complete nursing staff, very unproffessional in my opinion. So now we are in trouble for mistreating aids when in reality its these 2 aids not doing their jobs thats the problem. When their on my unit if things get busy i take one of their halls and do total care for that complete hall as does the other nurse. So my advise be very careful what is said and done.
You know, if they really called you arrogant a's, I think you need to get to their bosses right away. Are those really the words they used?
Part of the trouble is that you are in the habit of doing the aides' work when they can't or don't or won't do it. STOP it. Right NOW. NEVER do another lick of their work. I'm serious. If your residents remain poopy or wet then so be it. I know it hurts you to do that but it will only have to happen once or twice before a resident or family member complains to Management. Be prepared to explain that you were tied up with meds, dressings, orders, charting, admissions, MDS's, etc., etc. - things only a licensed nurse can do. Make sure you explain that you told Fred the Aide 3 times (and those exact times) that Mr. Smith needed help and Mrs. Jones needed changing. Make sure you know that Fred was at the desk looking at porn on the computer and reading the paper and on the phone to his buddies talking about going out for a beer after work.
Why should he do his job when he has you to do it for him, while he collects the pay? He apparently has little self-respect, little sense of honor and integrity. Make him develop these qualities by not doing his work for him.
If you get in trouble for the residents being uncared for, send a letter with all the details to the owners of your facility and to CMS and your state's Governor's office. Make sure that at the bottom of the letter, you notate that a copy is going to Senator Whoever, Governor So and So.
In other words, like this:
Susie Steth, LPN
cc: Governor White, Senator Brown, CMS, file, your lawyer if you have one
That way, Admin and owners know you mean business and might even think twice before they fire you for some trumped-up reason.
I guarantee you someone will take action. You're in a ridiculous situation but it is partly of your own making because you do the aides' work for them when they are busy goofing off.
BTW, you're probably better off not saying a single word more to your bosses, as they have already made it quite clear that they intend to do nothing to the offending aides.
Again, never do a single lick more of the aides' work for them. Do your own and the heck with everything else.
P.S. You should probably be prepared to job hunt.