Thanks for your replies.
As for the first question - does he have training and competency records? That is actually what he got written up for. We received a citation from AABB in September 2018 for incomplete training records, namely his. After 8 months, he had made no progress on getting these completed and was written up for it. I don't think this would have happened without my complaint. After finally completing his training records, I asked if he was given any expectation for competencies whether it be now or 6 months from now and he said he didn't know. I don't believe he's completed any of his competencies yet.
Yes, we have Risk Management that patient safety incidents get reported to. I intend to get this reported to the FDA but hadn't thought of that. I will definitely file a report with risk management. I reported it to the pathologist and he is concerned about it. He wants to have a meeting about it. He is fairly new. He completed his residency in 2016 and we are his first job. He is very bright and cares a lot but probably isn't experienced enough to know a bad manager when he sees one. He wants to discuss a process to get something signed by him at the time of issue. Unfortunately, I hurt my back last weekend and have only been able to work limited hours this week. I still need to write up a report and I am going to report this to my manager's manager.
As for reporting of Biological Product Deviations, I have not reported any myself but report to him any that I find. He is supposed to do the investigation, any counseling, and the actual report. We had a new night tech who had issues. He had 1 FDA reportable event which was a failure to issue a product in the computer which I knew was reported. The tech had a second one and I went to the tech and told him that he had another FDA reportable event. He said to me "What is that? What does that mean? Am I in trouble?" So I knew that although, the event had been reported, the tech had not even been told this happened, let alone counselled on it. I pulled a copy of the report to FDA and it stated that the tech had been counselled. I reported this and the one I found earlier this year to his manager. For this example I just gave you, I felt this was falsifying records. For the original one I posted here, I felt that he had not investigated and reported it because he thought no one would ever find out.
As for our techs, days and evenings are all Blood Bank only. Night shift are generalists. Our BBIS is Safetrace and both times supervisory overrides were required by the software. Both times overrides were done by him inappropriately. I can't do any discipline of techs myself. Only he can.
Here's something else that happened shortly before I found this override. I attended AABB and took lots of notes. Me, the manager and our pathologist meet once a week and the pathologist asked if I had anything I wanted to discuss from AABB. I discussed a topic on internal audits and had written several things down that I thought we should implement. While discussing this, I said something I thought was funny that one of the speakers said and my manager interrupted me and asked me if I had told her she was a b---- . Not sure what the policy on cursing is here but you can fill in the blanks. I was taken aback by this. I met with him later and I was supposed to discuss my goals for the coming year. I told him I hadn't written any, that I was considering resigning my position. I don't feel I have any path to success currently. Everything I suggest is ignored and never mentioned again. He can't be bothered to communicate with me about things I need to know. I told him that I was very offended by what he had said about the AABB speaker. He said he was sorry and doesn't know why he says the things he does. We discussed ways to improve communication between us. He said he forgets things all the time and is kind of dumb (his words, not mine) I felt I had to make the attempt for the benefit of all the techs. I don't trust him and I don't think this is a memory problem. I think his comment speaks to his attitude that I have been feeling all along. He wants to be the big shot with his own office and the big desk and refer to Blood Bank as my crew and I'm the old lady ruining his fun. (I'm not that old but I'm older than him.) Even though he apologized, I am considering reporting this to his manager as well. Am I overreacting? I don't know. I thought it was unprofessional, rude and a little strange.