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Jason Hautala RN
I would tell you, but I don’t think you are the type of person who will read this response …
But seriously, she doesn’t think you are listening to her, and you don’t think she is listening to your concerns about her thinking you don’t listen … sounds like you could both work on your communication skills. Taking this problem to your boss? Really? Not to be blunt, but grow a pair and handle the situation on your own. Do you really want your boss to get involved and chew her out for not listening to you when you told her that you were concerned because she doesn’t listen to you when you tell her you are listening?
Easy solution, get a notepad and take notes during report. When she sees you actually writing down the important parts of the report she will feel like you were actually paying attention, and when she is through babbling and finishes, then you can put your pen down and think to yourself about pain meds and equipment and all of those other things you appear to be zoning out over while she is talking.