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HUSBAND/WIFE TEAM CVOR

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Specializes in Main O.R. and CVOR. Has 41 years experience.

Hi All! Hope you are staying safe during this crisis. I have a question. We have a Husband & Wife that work on our CVOR team. The wife is the Team Leader (more about that in another post) & sometimes her husband is on her team that day. I work for HCA. Isn't this against policy??

Junebug59, RN

Specializes in Main O.R. and CVOR. Has 41 years experience.

I have been on the CVOR team for a little over a year now. I came to the team with 40 yrs General O.R. experience scrubbing and circulating, past team leader with Neuro, Urology, Plastics, Maxillofacial. ( I was a cst for 10yrs prior to nursing degree). So, basically, I just needed orientation to the surgeries performed. Didn't take me long to acclimate. With that being said, I (imho) bring a lot to the team which was struggling when I came on board. In the last year, the team leader has continually harassed me passively aggressively. I have lots of notes of dates and incidences to bring to the manager should I need to. She is also married to one of our RNFA's (which I think is wrong to be together in the same room). She has managed to run off 3 great employees in the last year. If I choose to leave, it'll be 4. How is Management not seeing this? I have a meeting with my O.R. Director (who is her direct boss). I am so sick of the drama this woman causes. She is a backstabber, constantly points out little flaws during the case and makes sure to loudly express them in front of the surgeon so you look bad. OH I FORGOT TO MENTION: She scrubs 50% of all cases because she ran off the best CVOR tech I've ever worked with right after I started. Then she ran off another 2 more nurses due to her passive aggressive bullying.... PLEASE HELP. Need advice on how to handle this situation. I really don't want to go back to the MAIN O.R. but I'm starting to think it's the only way. Thanks in advance!

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Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 28 years experience.

23 minutes ago, Junebug59 said:

Hi All! Hope you are staying safe during this crisis. I have a question. We have a Husband & Wife that work on our CVOR team. The wife is the Team Leader (more about that in another post) & sometimes her husband is on her team that day. I work for HCA. Isn't this against policy??

Depends on the facility. You will need to take that up with manager of that facility, who is already most likely aware of the situation. Usually, those things are no-no, but again, depends on facility policy or other agreement that general staff not aware of

Junebug59, RN

Specializes in Main O.R. and CVOR. Has 41 years experience.

Thank you for your response!

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

We don’t allow anyone who is in a relationship to be in a supervisory position over another. We do have a husband/wife employed. She reports to one supervisor and he reports to another. They are not placed in the same room to work, nor are they allowed to request each other for peer reviews. They are also not on the same weekend/holiday team.

Definitely find out what your facility’s internal policies are. You may also have access to an anonymous compliance hotline where you can leave a message and it will be looked into without you identifying yourself.

Junebug59, RN

Specializes in Main O.R. and CVOR. Has 41 years experience.

Thanks so much! yep, I sent an anonymous email to find out 🙂

JadedCPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU. Has 15 years experience.

1 minute ago, Junebug59 said:

Thanks so much! yep, I sent an anonymous email to find out 🙂

The real question is, why does it matter?

I assume the dynamic is causing issues among other staff?

Junebug59, RN

Specializes in Main O.R. and CVOR. Has 41 years experience.

yes. The wife is our Team Leader and she has caused 3 really good cvor employees to leave and I may be #4. she has her pets which of course her hubbie is one.... She's a passive aggressive bully.... needs to go!

these employees have left within 12 mos

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