Q: My boss wants all respiratory therapist to intubate. This was not in my job discription when I signed on. What can I do
I work at a small 99 bed hospital and my supervisior wants all RRT to do intubations. The standard she has set is 1 intubation a month. This standard requires me and most other to come in on our own time to meet this standard due to the lack of opportunity in the ER and the floors. We have brought this inflatted standard to her attention, but with no resolution, and she tells us that we can not refuse to participate in this program. This was not in my job discription when I started working her in 2008 and has not impacted my duties or my ability to do my job. There are 2 other RRT who did not want to participate in the program and were not made to participate. Is this discrimination and can I be forced to continue in this program against my will.
A: Employment discrimination is discrimination based on race, gender, color, national origin, religion or disability that causes an adverse employment action. It does not seem like this situation would fit into one of those categories. I would recommend contacting the hospitals HR and dealing with it internally.
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