The hardest choice of my night

I had to ask a scrub tech to be at the hospital 30 minutes before the start of their call shift.

There’s many reasons why.

The surgeon who called wanted to go at 2230.

My normal evening tech is on vacation.

My pinch hitter evening tech had a robot in the morning and she had to be at the hospital at 0550 to be ready for it. So I let her go home at 2030.

The night tech didn’t tell me no, call in the evening tech, the evening call tech, anyone but him.

No, he gave me a little pushback but ultimately agreed to come.

Oh, he came and did the case I’m not sure he was capable of.

AFTER texting the assistant nurse manager to complain.

Of being asked to come in thirty minutes early.

It was until I was suffering through an extremely uncomfortable with the night call tech, who didn’t know how to run anything. That I realized, that I should’ve called the evening call nurse. She would’ve been happy to come and scrub. She loves to scrub and she knows how to work the equipment.

Dammit.

Sigh.

Because now it’s going to be a THING.

Because 1 time a tech was asked to come in thirty minutes early.

To help me out so I didn’t have to call the evening call tech.

Because the case would’ve gone past 2300. Did I mention that?

Especially when he didn’t show up until 2235.

We finished the case at 2345.

His answer was that I should’ve called the evening tech back, to make sure that he didn’t have to be at the hospital until 2300.

What an ass.

And this is going to be  a THING.

Ugh.

 

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