Should I report this incidence to my school?

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by atethesun, Apr 6, 2012.

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  1. atethesun


    Jan 14, 2012
    Just to cover my butt legally?

    So I was doing a forensic psych elective last month at the local city court psych clinic.
    Anyway, I needed to drop something off for a fellow there this morning. I called her before I went.
    I got there and the security guy let me in because he knows me and I had my badge/scrubs on.
    When I walked to the mailbox and I was about to put the envelope in the mailbox, one of the employees came out and asked, "who are you, what are you doing behind the desk"
    I was like, "I'm from the hospital and I'm dropping some stuff off for Dr ______ Her mailbox is here"
    He said, "you can't be here"
    I said, "I just got off the phone with Dr _____ and she knows I'm dropping something off for her here"
    He was like, "who?"
    "Dr ____ _______. You can call her now if you want. I also know most of the attendings here, you can go find them if you insist"
    "Well, I'm not in the mood for this. How do I know you didn't take anything from the desk"
    "I can empty my pockets for you? And look here, this is an envelope addressed for Dr __________ Besides, I am wearing the hospital badge and there is a reason we wear badges... for security purposes, you know......"
    Anyway, I just left because he was just being a jackass. When I was leaving, I made sure to empty my pockets for the security guy just to make a point.
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  3. rad0nc

    rad0nc 2+ Year Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    No, this seems trivial. What exactly would you report, and why?
  4. Wolverines83

    Wolverines83 ASA Member 5+ Year Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    NYC Metro
    Agreed. If you report every jackass in your life you're going to be doing a lot of reporting!
  5. Doctor4Life1769

    Doctor4Life1769 **tr0llin, ridin dirty** 7+ Year Member

    OP should've gone into nursing!
  6. atethesun


    Jan 14, 2012
    Reporting as in:
    What if he claims that I stole something?
  7. DeadCactus

    DeadCactus SDN Lifetime Donor Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    How often does this happen that you have an incidence to report?
  8. mmmcdowe

    mmmcdowe Duke of minimal vowels Gold Donor SDN Moderator 7+ Year Member

    Sep 12, 2008
    SDN Author
    My thoughts exactly.
  9. jcu

    jcu should have been dr. who 7+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2007
    A roundhouse kick to the face should then suffice.
  10. atethesun


    Jan 14, 2012
    Actually this was the first time that something like this happened to me.
    It was just weird because usually people won't give you problems if you have a hospital badge and you are just doing stuff for the staff physicians/residents. You know what I'm saying?

    It just came out of the blue. That "how do I know you didn't take anything from the desk" was totally uncalled for.
  11. MeatTornado

    MeatTornado On Sabbatical 7+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2008
    i know it's hard to think on the spot when something like this happens but if you encounter a similar situation in the future you should complete your task while you are talking to the person, get their full name and their job title and let them know that you don't appreciate the accusatory tone and you will report it to their superior (assuming this is someone who isn't a physician don't actually have to report it to anyone but at least you have their name in case they decide to take it upon themself to take the letter out of the mailbox and discard it or something).

    Basically you should've taken the offensive tone here and not put yourself in the position of having to defend yourself since you aren't doing anything wrong.
  12. Mr hawkings

    Mr hawkings Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    I'm going to bet that they had their equivalent of jcaho doing some type of institutional review. Staff always get extra nit-picky during those site visits.

    I once had a nurse refuse to update me on a patient because i forgot to wear my ID badge even though i had been on that service for 6 weeks.

    Just let it go.
  13. link2swim06

    link2swim06 7+ Year Member

    Dec 14, 2007

    Its not your role to defend yourself...after you said that "Dr. X know you are there", end of conversation. I wouldn't even entertain talking to this person anymore...worst case is they are going to call Dr. X and make fool of themself.

    Although in truth, this is probably a case of transference, there is a 99.9% chance they were yelled at by a pt, staff member or someone else earlier that pissed them off.

    I highly doubt this person verbally attacks every hospital employee who goes behind the desk. Just sayin...

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