Hi everyone. I just needed to vent!
First, when I was hired at my job as an OB nurse, I was told that we had to take call from time to time. This isn't the problem. My problem is that the other night, I was scheduled to be on call (we take call as the SECOND OB nurse, if the OB floor has more patients than one nurse can handle, OR if they were to get a labor, or a one on one patient). Well, I got called in, and was getting ready to send an outpatient home when I got a call from the house supervisor telling me that I couldn't leave. Evidently there was only one nurse in the ICU with two patients, and that if they got another patient the primary nurse in OB (who just came back to OB from a job in the ICU) would have to go there and I would have to take the patients in OB. I explained to her that I was just on call, and that I wasn't required to stay if I wasn't needed in OB. He response to me was that I WOULD be needed in OB if the primary nurse was pulled to ICU. GRRR!!!
That isn't how it is supposed to work, and SHE knew that! And I'll bet that she didn't even pick up the stinkin phone to see if she could find someone to take call for the ICU!
Ultimately, we got another patient in OB, so both of us were needed there, but it still went all over me!
OK, I'm done venting now