Daytonite & Capecod - it's good to hear from both of you, and your advice. I can be a stronger leader if I know that MY leader is strong.
Some of these situations are so new to me, as they are to the OP. I've worked hospital for many years where I was basically responsible to and for myself - now I have 6 mo. LTC under my belt, and I know more that I did, but it didn't come easily - because we really don't have good strong leadership at the place I just left. And especially at nite, because there was no one there to ask when situations came up.
One continuing problem there was one particular CNA at nite - he'd been there for a long time, and had basically bullied the young, full-time LPN that was there - it was her first nursing job.
Well, I work part-time, but I'm older, and don't take that bullying well - basically, he felt the nurse should follow him around on his rounds, do half the work - he was telling nursing who to give PRN's to, etc. Then, when his rounds were done, he'd go back to the lounge and sack out.
The first nite with him, we had a major deal, because I told him that we were going to do things a little differently, and he was a total jerk - well, I don't tolerate jerks well, and I'm not a young push-over.
But I didn't know about 'write-up' sheets, etc. - toward morning I called the admin - as usual, the DON was unavailable - she came in, and we went over everything. She kinda laughed, and said he'd been trying this stuff for years.
OK, so during the next few months, the other nite nurse had gotten some courage, and we both turned him in for sleeping - both written, and multiple times by calling the DON. She always said that she needed to come in some nite and catch him! But she never did. And awhile back when I asked her what she'd do if State came in some nite and caught him sacked out, she blamed us, saying we'd never written him up! Now I wish I'd have kept copies of everything!