Training for new job

  1. So I'm asking for assessments/ opinions and possible solutions:
    I've been an RN for 21yrs, mainly hospital step- down units and most recently 3 yrs in UR for an insurance company. I recently started a new job in UR on the hospital side and my training is an RN who has only been doing for a couple years. She seems irritated with me when I ask questions or try to move ahead in a topic because I do know some areas that she is belaboring ....

    i am not trying to be confrontational at all with her but when I ask... somehow it ends up very awkward, as if I am.

    Advice? ? Pretend nothing is wrong and just realize I'm at her mercy or have a conversation asking for feedback or....?
    I wonder if subconsciously I resent because she has less experience or am I being too impatient and not tolerant enough? It's been awhile since I've been the trainee and I know I don't like but her attitude is making me more anxious. Suggestions?
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    About Kansasmomandnurse, RN

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  3. by   Ruby Vee
    With only two years of experience, she needs the practice in belaboring the point. One of the best ways to learn something inside and out -- or to discover how much you don't know about it -- is to try to teach it. It sounds like that's where your preceptor is. Your trying to rush her over the point she is belaboring does you both a disservice -- she needs to actually verbalize the material to understand it thoroughly. And you need her good will to get through this orientation. Shut up and listen -- it will be over sooner for both of you.
  4. by   amoLucia
    Funny thought came to me - I wonder how she managed through her own phases as a trainee with her preceptors?

    What goes around comes around?!?
  5. by   Been there,done that
    You have a lousy preceptor. Most facilities have weekly reviews where you are evaluated, and you evaluate the preceptor. How are those going?
  6. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Been there,done that
    You have a lousy preceptor. Most facilities have weekly reviews where you are evaluated, and you evaluate the preceptor. How are those going?
    Not every preceptor is a great one. Some poor preceptors will become great ones with experience. Some places are so short of preceptors that even awful preceptors are tapped to precept ten months out of the year. By all means, evaluate the preceptor. But remember that you're going to be working with her in the future, so be kind.
  7. by   Been there,done that
    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Not every preceptor is a great one. Some poor preceptors will become great ones with experience. Some places are so short of preceptors that even awful preceptors are tapped to precept ten months out of the year. By all means, evaluate the preceptor. But remember that you're going to be working with her in the future, so be kind.
    Thanks for the correction. I was trying to say ..evaluate how the orientation is meeting the OP's needs and give good feedback. To say anything negative about your preceptor would be shooting yourself in the foot.

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