I just wanted to get opinions and/or advice on how to handle working with a fellow nurse without butting heads all the time. This nurse and I get along very well as long as everything is going her way, but if an admission has to be assigned, there is always some reason she feels it is not her turn to take it, and only will take it with hostility. Also, there is alot of tension because this nurse works 8 hour shifts, and the majority of the nurses on my shift work 12's. This nurse feels that the 12 hour shift nurses if they are floated to another floor for the first 4 hours of their shift, and this floor calls for a nurse from our floor for the next 8 hr shift, that the same nurse should have to stay this shift as well, even though these floors always change your slot. There always seems to be a battle of wills. The arguments are always in front of coworkers with her raising her voice at me. I in turn attempt to be professional and try to explain my thinking but I am just so tired of the arguments.
I always try to bend over backwards to accomodate this nurse, and for the most part we get along well, and she if very knowledgable and is more then willing to help you with procedures when asked, and I want to maintain a good working relationship, but these arguments are happening more and more. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Lightning Bug RN