I work with a tech who has 14 yrs experience . She doesn't fail to mention it at least two to three times a month. I have five years HD experience and I was in acutes for two. I'm seriously thinking of going back to acutes despite the hectic nature of my schedule in acutes because at least I would be working with other nurses in the hospital. I am constantly being told what to do by this tech and also if a patient has a problem , she will come and talk and I won't be able to get a word in edgewise. She has ADHD also .When a patient has a complication I feel as if the tech is anxious because she repeats a lot of things and sways back and forth (could be due to the adhd) but I get so irritated that I just walk away. Some of the patients refer to her as a nurse. When they find out she can't do everything then I remind them I'm the one who is a nurse. I'm very close to quitting this job although the pay is really good since I work for a private nephrologist group. i do not want to get the tech fired because she lives paycheck to paycheck and I have enough to meet my needs.
I just get so frustrated when she teaches patients without asking me or teaching them initial teaching. Oh and I forgot to mention when a patient does have a complication or something and she takes care of it, if I go to the machine and do something she always comes and say what's wrong. She always asks whats wrong when I go to a patient because she wants to know everything. Am I supposed to answer to her/?
I only tell her the important things but I don't feel as if I have to answer to HER. I'm charge nurse. am i in the wrong here?