Do any of you have trouble with the nursing supervisors that you have to work with? I might be just getting too worked up about this but here goes.
I have been a nurse for 31 years and have worked in all areas of management. We moved to Seattle a few years ago after I gave up my director position and decided to retire from upper management. I have an extensive resume including most years spend in management positions at different levels. I have worked in all areas of nursing.
I currently have a job that I love. I am in a small hospital just outside Seattle and I am the charge nurse on the 3-11 shift of a 34 bed med- surg floor. I love the people I work with and I love my manager. The job gives my just enough management to keep the job interesting. I am very happy with my job. My problem is this one particular nursing supervisor. She works in the ICU and picks up shifts as supervisor. She has no management experience. When she is working as supervisor her manner is that one would present if they were trained at the Atilla the Hun school of management. She is a bossy, uppity, nasty B----. She is so rude, it is just sort of interesting to just watch her and hear her. I have just never seen anything like it.
When I was at work last night, when the night shift came on they relayed to me what a horrible night they had the night before when she was supervisor. On the 3-11 shift alone they received 7 transfers and 6 admissions. The charge nurse tried to ask her to let up a little bit until they could get caught up but she did not respond to that request.
She came on shift at 7 pm yesterday and I was leaving early. I had to speak with her a couple of times before I went home and of course those conversations were not positive. I am always polite and cool in my conversations with her. But before I left I documented in an extensive email to my manager and to her manager the issues that we were having with her. And I was quite frank. I don't know if she hacked into his email or if some print out came automatically but she got a copy of the email (I am actually quite glad of this). When I go to work today it will be interesting to see if I have gotten my butt in a sling.
I know that this issue has become quite emotional for me. I just don't quite know why she pushes my buttons so much except that she acts like she does not trust the information that I give her and she treats me in such a disrespectful manner. I am old enough to be her mother. If I don't manage to get my own emotions under control I know that I will finally say something directly to her that will get me fired. Do any of you have any recommendations on how you would feel about this? She is just so disrespectful.. She treats everyone like a small child. I am REALLY GETTING SICK of her and something is about to come to a head unless she is removed from that position.