Nobody feels like being at work all the time. However, for those of us who’ve worked in a hostile job environment, going to work every day can be a true challenge. Here are some tips for healthcare workers who are dealing with a hospital staff that is less than welcoming.
Adopt New Practices
As unpleasant as your new work situation may seem at first glance, it’s important to try your best to fit in with your colleagues. It’s not uncommon for travel nurses and other temporary staff to find that a new hospital functions differently from the one they just left. For best results, try to get on board with the new practices and avoid making waves during your first weeks.
When co-workers are cold or unfriendly, many of us are tempted to ignore the problem and hope it goes away. However, the truth is that being direct about the problem is often the best way to deal with it. If a co-worker is making your life miserable, don’t be afraid to share your feelings about the situation. Instead of speaking in absolutes, offers up specific examples of times when your colleague was unfriendly or rude. In many cases, just standing up for yourself can be enough to correct the problem.
Document as a Last Resort
In some cases, making a good effort and confronting office bullies aren’t enough to improve your situation. If the hospital staff is interfering with your ability to do your job, you may have to document their actions and bring a complaint to management. After all, your primary function is to take care of your patients; if someone is preventing you from doing that, the hospital should know about it.
Trust Remede to Find Your Next Nursing Job
At Remede, we help candidates find great temporary and permanent positions at hospitals and health facilities around the country. Plus, we work with them to ensure their experiences are positive ones in the workplace. For more information about finding your next travel nursing position or another job, call today or contact our staffing team online. We look forward to helping make all your career goals realities.