As a circulator tonight I'm feeling defeated. I've been a circulator for 3,5 years. Today a surgeon became really upset because I informed her it was policy to use an Legal interpreter before entering the operating room. The surgeon informed the charge nurse that she never wanted me in her room again. She stated I compromise patient care because the doctors are tired. She stated this happens all the time. I work with her about three times and on another occasion it was a paperwork issue because another doctor completed a H&P for a patient. I informed her she should update her H&P stating, "There were no changes to current H&P. "
When speaking to other co-workers they stated they just document in the record doctor refused. The hospital policy state otherwise. It states staff must utilize an interpreter. Questions:
1. Can I enter a note stating doctor refused, and still protect my license and job?
2, I completed a behavioral occurance report and email reporting the details to management. Should I do more?
3. . I strive for accuracy and perfection in an un-managed environment and unmotivated co-workers. Should I look for a new job?
4. Would it be unethical to adapt to the environment and unit culture? Im known as a hard worker, however I feel everyone view me as, "Over the top." I always get push back for doing my job, in attempt to provide positive outcomes.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you so much.