admin's what do they do ??

  1. I'm not quite sure what the Admin does, but I'm pretty sure it's not the DON's job. Our Admins seems to want to poke his nose in the nursing aspect..even going so far as to do a physical assesment on a resident in front of the nurse. He once kicked me out of my residents room when the resident was making a general statement about "wanting to die" cause he was hurting so bad and one of the staff members heard him and made a big deal out of it saying he was suicidal and so I had to send him to the hosp. He didn't want to go, famiy didn't want him to go because he wasn't serious. He was hurting. So the admin. goes in to the room and then turns around and tells me I need to go answer the call lights. IT WAS MY PATIENT. DON'T I HAVE THE RIGHT AS HIS NURSE TO BE THERE ?? I mean this guy thinks he's a freaking nurse or a dr. He's even gone so far as to tell another nurse to order xrays and such w/o consulting the Dr. because a resident said her leg was hurting. no swelling no redness, no bruising. just hurting. she told him and he told the nurse to get an xray. and the nurse did it. i would not have take any medical order from him. He is not a dr. let alone that woman's dr.
    so what exactly is his job suppose to be as an admin ??
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  3. by   sallyrnrrt
    woooooo, well i only have almost 41years experience, and that sounds way out of line, what does the DON or REGIONAL NURSE CONSULTANT SAY?
  4. by   SuzieVN
    Common situation, and why many DONs leave. It's worse if the ADMIN is also a nurse. Some people micromanage.
  5. by   fairyluv
    he definately micro manages
  6. by   SuzieVN
    Then again, your ADMIN might be envious of the DON, a job that is way more interesting, and dynamic, for sure. He wants in on the action, possibly.
  7. by   SuzieVN
    Quote from fairyluv
    he definately micro manages
    In fact, if you think about it- when you go to the offices, there's always a line of people waiting to see the DON (staff, and outside visitors, case managers, phone ringing, etc.)- but the poor ADMIN is usually alone at his desk, shuffling papers, trying to look busy. It's not a very interesting job, at least not if the place runs smoothly. Some ADMINS need more excitement, so they interfere with the DONs business. Also, few people 'work for' the ADMIN, most staff 'work for' the DON. Make sense?
  8. by   miasmom
    I have one so bad says no sleeping prns. Hello, we get a lot of short term patients. In for IV ATB. wound care or Rehab pt. Been on something for years. Not sent to us with Rx. New enviroment. Can't sleep. I told management next time someone complains about policy, I Will send them to administer.
  9. by   noc4senuf
    I would start keeping a log, Document. Once you have your ducks in a row, then take it to whoever is above him whether it is a CEO, HR, a Board member, corporate, etc.
  10. by   LTCNS
    Then there are times when corporate thinks the Administrator is the best thing since sliced bread. I did time at a skilled home for right at two years with an Admin. who SCREAMS at staff in front of others, blatantly lies to family members' faces, when problems are brought to him he lies and says he wasn't told about them when the shnit hits the fan, gets away with having the exact same deficiencies in his own department every single year, will not back up the DON when the rubber hits the road, etc...