Monday, August 15, 2011
Dear ER staff....
I'm charge nurse today. For this I make $2.00 more an hour. A whopping $16.00 for an eight hour shift. That's not a whole lot to be in charge of an ER.
It certainly is not worth being yelled at by you Dr ItsAllAboutMe who is pissed that your patient has to wait to go upstairs because of the usual housekeeping/inpatient nurse merry go round. Welcome to my world every day of the week. And Nurse Practicioner WhinyPants, its your problem that you decided to work in an ER where a large portion of your jobs is doing pelvics on the neighborhood hood ratesses. Sorry they all came today, but that is what you signed up for.
You see I'm over here trying to figure out how a patient from a small town ER transferred to our hospital instead of the hospital he was supposed to go to. By the way he is having an MI. I'm answering the fifty calls ranging from pharmacies to patients who were here yesterday to doctors sending patients in. I am trying to calm down that irate patient. I am rearranging patients to accomodate that chest pain in triage. I am making sure that everything is going okay in that stab case.
And might I say that the bitching and complainin' of the nursing and tech staff does not make this job any easier. Hey I can't help you are having a bad day. I wish it wasn't so but there it is.
Excuse me a moment while I go into the bathroom to take a few breaths to avoid running screaming from the building...
your charge nurse
Posted by girlvet at 8:08 PM