Hospital bullying? - page 2

I am a waitlisted nursing student working as a phlebotomist. I achieved my CMA waiting to get into nursing school and also gained 2 years of in home caregiving experience. Since working in the... Read More

  1. by   Phlebandcma2rn
    I had called in my availability and am waiting assignment at another hospital. Since this healthcare network is the largest in the state. However, its not sitting right with me and I do not feel protected from this being able to happen again. Not only were the "bruising" complaints worrisome but accusing me of yelling at patients too. Quite ludicrous. Since I am also a CMA and have not been able to find back office work in the state due to lack of two to three years of experience which is literally a requirement on all job ads. I have looked out of state too. I did get a job referral out of state and think its best to pursue that while I wait to be called to start RN school since Im waitlisted. I decided for now that I do want to continue pursuing nuRsing and perhaps will have the opportunity to stay away from the hospital? Or as I advance to NP or informatics can gain even better insights of how to avoid these situations? I had been a caregiver in the past and was thinking surely these dramas dont go on with home health??
  2. by   Phlebandcma2rn
    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    I LOVE when people tell me these sidewalk stories about getting stuck and "OMG SHE PUT THIS HUGE BRUISE ON MY ARM." I always say "OH MY GOSH, DID IT GO AWAY IN A FEW DAYS?" lol seriously shut up laypeople. Oh and pumping the breast milk, cervical dilation stats and baby-go-potty stories, all things I could really do without. Don't want to hear it from my friends, surely don't care about it with my coworkers.
    . Exactly! I would be drawing a patient and literally be quiet with them concentrating while switching tubes and begin to overhear these coversations about inappropriate topics, their butt size, birth control methods, etc. discussed by my co-workers on the other side of the curtain/wall and try to start talking about anything just in case the patient heard them..hoping they didnt. :/
  3. by   Phlebandcma2rn
    Should I try to get more clarity from supervisor about complaints even though I knowmthere is no truth in them? Since I was only given brief generalities about the complaints and then asked my side? I had no idea there was a problem until Imwas notified there were multiple complaints allmof a sudden in one night bear in mnd.
  4. by   Orca
    My first job out of nursing school was one that I totally loved. However, a new nurse manager changed all of that. From the beginning, she saw me as a threat to her authority (why, I have no idea to this day), and she set out to get rid of me. She confronted me with a number of allegations. Most of them were fabricated by staff she had cultivated to work against me, and the remainder were very minor issues I had resolved with the previous nurse manager long before. Her intent was clear, however, and I took the opportunity to move on (I actually relocated to a city I had planned to move to for some time), and my career has gone much farther than it would likely have gone had I stayed put. Some things are blessings in disguise. Getting out of a toxic work environment is one of them, even if it wasn't your idea.

    One suggestion: Don't invest a lot of energy trying to figure out what went wrong in your previous job. From the sound of it, you went into a place with a well-established clique and you weren't part of it. It happens. Learn from it and move on.
    Last edit by Orca on Jul 30, '12