- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
So, I won’t go into much detail but just for a quick overview, I absolutely love what I do. I am a Diabetes Nurse Specialist and have scheduled patients that see me. Its the workload and the logistics that actually bothers me. I believe my boss is showing favoritism and thinks no one knows about it. I go to a different clinic every day of the week (that’s the 1st thing), I don’t have any support (like a coordinator), and they double/triple book my patients sometimes so I am running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
I have 2 co-workers that are at 1 clinic all week long and they both have coordinators at their site. Coordinators assist in making phone calls, doing telephonic assessments, sometimes take vital signs for them, sometimes sees patients if it is something as simple as showing the patient how to use the glucometer, etc. So coordinators are such a big help. Just recently, I found out from one of the coordinators, that 1 of my co-workers never sees patients wednesday and thursday mornings so that they can “catch up” on work. Now, this really erked (is that a word?) me because a lot of times I am double/triple booked, do not have any help, and I’m running around to 5 different places each week! I have discussed about how hectic our schedules are before finding out this piece of information. And now that I have this information, what should I do about it? There is a total of 5 of us, and those 2 co-workers are the ones who get special treatment. The rest of us go to 3-5 different clinics each week and have no coordinators to help us, and we have all complained about how hectic our schedule is.
Also, this co-worker that doesnt see patients wednesday and thursday mornings, every monday morning, her schedule looks like she saw 10 patients within 30 minutes and got curious to see how that was even possible, well come to find out, she made phone calls to the patient and it makes it look like the patient was physically seen. While the ones who are complaining, are working like crazy.
Like I said, I love what I actually do, seeing patients, educating them about diabetes, adjusting meds, etc. but this is starting to put a toll on me. So what do you guys think? Should I bring this up? I already feel like I’m being up front about a lot of stuff so I don’t want them to get the impression like I’m being a trouble maker but it is simply not fair! Also, the 3 of us who go to a lot of different clinics, we are all hispanic and bilingual. The other 2 co-workers who are “favored” are not. I don’t want to think that way, but I’m starting to think it.
Sorry if this was too long, didn’t realize I would type this much…so what do you think bees?