There is certainly also the feeling that I am being taken advantage of because of my willingness to substitute on other units. The nursing office may have other choices, but probably consider me the easiest to convince.
So, although it is not usually in my personality to be confrontational, I feel that I would have no choice under these circumstances and I would initially have to use the confronting conflict resolution method in approaching this situation. I would need to confront the nurse's office with the fact that I have no qualifications to work OB and that even though I have served in different capacities in the hospital I would not feel secure in giving the patients in OB anywhere near standard care. This also uses the technique of forcing my view on the nurse's office so they can see that I am not willing to just say yes.
However, not wanting to make my supervisors feel that I am not a team player and simply do not want to cooperate because it is Saturday night, I would also use the strategy of negotiation to help resolve the problem for both the hospital and myself.
Each party, may or may not be aware of the others conceptualization of the meaning of the conflict, but the parties do have what they believe is a clear concept of the conflict in their own mind. To determine the accuracy of the beliefs about the conflict, both parties need to sit down and determine the existence and nature of the conflict and the reasons it exists. (Kelly-Heidenthal, 2003, p. 338)
I would suggest that I substitute for someone else on another ward that I am more capable of handling and that they are they are more qualified, work in OB. Although the Nurses office said that I am the most qualified, I may only be the most available and if they looked into it the way I suggest they may be able to find an alternative. If they were not able to, at least my offer to work would help to placate any suspicions that I am just trying to go out on a Saturday night.