sorry for the small novel...just trying to give you a clearer view so I can get useful feedback.
Call it being overly optimistic since I have yet to complete an upcoming interview for a fulltime RN at an ambulatory surgery center. But in the event I am offered the position, I would like to know what I may be getting myself into! haha
When I first came across the job opportunity, I originally dismissed it because I felt that I may not be a good fit due to my limited experience in phlebotomy, which given the center's speciality, I assume would be a very needed skill. however the job description did mention a lot of abilities I did have, so I took a chance and applied anyway. and lo and behold, they called me in!
While I love the idea of working in a small local environment and having regular hours, I worry about the lack of preceptorship, especially since this isn't a primary care clinic--its an outpatient vascular surgery center so the patients will be in a more acute state than at a regular clinic.
If any of you entered office/ambulatory care nursing as a new Grad, how was the transition? Did you feel the clinic gave you an adequate orientation/introduction to professional nursing..or did you feel just thrown in? Was there someone to help in strengthening your technical skills?
Also the job description seemed to stress a lot of computer and technology knowledge, so am I to assume that means that a large portion of this position involves paper/clerical work?
In an ambulatory surgery center, what is some of the tasks the RN usually completes? FYI, From what I know, it doesn't seem I will be in the OR or act as a scrub nurse