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Reporting a doctor to HR

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I need advice.  I want to report a doctor for extremely unprofessional conduct.  The last night I worked the provider was just horrible to me.  She blamed me for not having staff to get work done (not my fault and I escalated it  as much as I could).  Also a previous mistake was made by another physician which was unfairly blamed on me despite it being obvious it was not my fault and I felt the second physician (the one I’m reporting) was retaliating against me to defend her friend.   It was in regards to mix up despite every intervention to prevent it and the doctor allowing stress to obscure prudent decision making.  I feel the previous error by the other doctor made the new oncoming doctor hostile against me.  I unfortunately cannot divulged the exact circumstances because of confidentiality (it’s a crazy and ridiculous story though) but the new doctor basically attacked me for everything, even if they were not an issue.  A splint which was completed in less than 45 minutes was not performed fast enough and she accused me of not helping with a critical patient fast enough even though I went there immediately.  She also did not have clue what she was doing, ugh.  She made me and the staff feel attacked.  I’ve endured her behavior too long (and written about it in a previous post) and I want to escalate to HR.  We should be allowed to feel valued and respected.  The only fear I have is the repercussions that I might face for trying to improve our workplace.  Any thoughts or advice?

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Mebzone05 has 3 years experience as a BSN.

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This will just make things worse. Nothing will happen to the Doc. Either change jobs or deal with it.

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Agree with previous post. You said nothing that could clearly win your case in a pecking order dispute. Keep your mouth shut and keep your job or find a new job.

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I reviewed the previous post regarding this woman. I think she is a complainer and maybe just a hot mess altogether.

But...personally I think it's best to entertain her meltdowns as little as humanly possible. I would do everything in my power to not give her an audience.

I wouldn't respond to her; I'd go on my way as though I maybe sort of heard someone's mouth moving but am entirely too busy to care what it might have been about. People like this will just rant in case anyone hears them.

No I would not go to HR. **IF** I felt it was necessary to escalate this or talk with someone besides the physician herself about it, it would be my manager. ED managers (generally-speaking) have decent relationships with the ED medical directors, and that is the proper collegial route complaints of this nature would take: You > your manager > medical director > physician in question.

I can't emphasize enough that I think your best bet is to #ignore.

 

On 5/11/2020 at 12:35 AM, SnickerDoodle_RN said:

We should be allowed to feel valued and respected

This comes from within. Thank Zeus it is not dependent upon a single emotionally-labile ED physician (or anyone else, for that matter).

 

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medic 2 RN is a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency.

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No to HR, speak with the Dr privately and tactfully.

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