I have a question....
I got my yearly evaluation from work and it has a page where comments can be written. All of the comments from the boss were positive except one: "in the future when asked for assitance from any PT staff, please assist, as this is part of your job".
Ok, well about a month ago I was really busy with several patients that were incontinent. One of the Physical Therapists came to the floor and asked me for help with a patient...fine, I went, I got all 250 pounds of her up and into a chair while Ms PT just watched me! This has happened many times.
About 20 mins later she told me not to go too far as she needed help with another patient....(total hip replacement)
I asked her where her partner was and she said she wasn't available. (not true, she was in a nearby room talking) anyway, the same routine...I did all the bending, lifting and straining and she supervised.
Now I was mad!
After leaving the room, I asked her if she was going to help sometime today...??? I told her I am not yet trained to properly move these patients and I can't get them up all by myself..I need her help. She then told me that she hurt her back 2 years ago and she can't lift or bend.
Well then what are you here for????????
The other thing that makes me mad is that they come to the floor and get the patients up and into chairs and then never come back and put them to bed! They never bother to tell us how to do this, they just disappear! Never to be heard from again!
Ok, enough complaining........
My question is, if I do not know the proper way to transfer a patient, then should I do it?? Even if I am told to do it?? Can I say NO????
I did walk away from her that day when she asked me for "help" the third time. I was angry and muttered to myself something about her making 5x's more than me, and not wanting to end up with a back like hers!
SO what do ya do????? HEEEEELLLLLLLPPP!!!!!!!
I am planning to talk to my boss Monday, but I need some feedback.
Thanks for letting me vent!