So I have been at a new job for a year and a half. I am at the same hospital I have always been at. I love my new job. However, I work with a nurse that has been in this current unit for 20 years. She is having some issues at home. Has been for a few years. she had always been a bully from what I have heard.
Well in my opinion her nursing care is atrocious. I have never experienced someone who gives bad care intently. She knows how to do better and doesn't.
We work with babies and they can't ask for help. Parents trust us to care for their children. I would never let her touch my child.
She is completely unapproachable. A bully. Mean. I have already been to the nurse manager who said she spoke to her about her attitude. There has been no improvement. My coworkers agree that she is slack and gives poor care but everyone is pretty much afraid of her.
What is my next step? Should I go directly to the director of nursing? Should I try to approach her? We only run with 2 nurses staffed at night so avoiding her is impossible. Should I make a list of things she does that is unsafe, slack, poor care?? I don't know what to do.