I was an OR circulator for a hospital with six ORs, for nine years. I left town for a while and when I came back I had the opportunity to work at a small specialty surgery center. The similar pay, no nights/weekends/call made me say yes to the new job.
My problem is, six months later, that despite my speaking to the manager, speaking in staff meetings, and speaking to the staff, errors keep being made. The serious kind. Wrong site on consent forms (signed by three different staff members by the time I find it). Wrong name on chart or on schedule. Wrong side said in time-out. Some of the staff and the docs seem very casual about this (and about their sterile conscience), and don't seem to see the need to do better. I get the feeling I should shut the **** up.
I'm afraid this is an accident waiting to happen, and I don't really want to be a part of it. I have started looking for another job. Am I over reacting??