The assignment I had here was excellent. I was accepted into a Cath Lab position with no Cath Lab experience and was able to learn how to do so in five days. I didn't learn how to circulate but, it made me feel very impressed of what I am capable of. This was a need that was to be met because the hospital was so short.
In the end I was bullied for my degree status and background. I worked mostly in Medical Surgical Telemetry. Although I did have some ICU experience. The nurses who did get the assignment had extensive ICU and ER experience. I am not sure if they did not like the fact that I could keep up with them. My feeling was I got their the same way they did by passing tests and evaluations.
Anyway, one of the nurses worked for Access and when I reported him they did nothing. When I didn't want to continue the assignment due to the hostile work environment the Head Recruiter, told me he was calling the police on me. Then, his boss didn't even acknowledge the fact that I had been reporting this issue for a month.
All in all the bully ended up being hired by the hospital while I was outcasted. Since then I have worked in Medical Surgical, Telemetry, and ICU settings in many Top Magnet Hospitals in the country. Mostly as a float. I love it but, it hurts not to be in the Cath Lab anymore. Finally, I am on my way to obtaining my MSN.
pay, stipend, training, new experiences, top hospital, magnet
bully, harassment, no policy, not on nurses side.