I have worked in Med-Surg for about 2 years now. I know I don't want to do Med-Surg forever. I interviewed for this outpatient surgery position a year ago and even shadowed there and they ended up canceling the position. I was really bummed because it is something I think I would really enjoy. Well recently the manager contacted me again and wanted to know if I was interested in the position again. The only problem is I'm moving closer to my hospital job next week which would put me an hour away from the outpatient surgery position. I'm torn on what to do. It's such horrible timing. Any thoughts? Thanks!
Jun 19, '11
Yikes!!!!! I have co-workers in out patient surgery who do travel over an hour to get here. I guess they really like the job, hours, type of work, etc.
It is a sweet job, I really enjoy it. Do you have children so the extra hour commute will really affect your seeing them? Husband?? How does husband feel about your extra time leaving so early, getting home so late?
Would you be working 5 days a week? In our out patient surgery we have nurses who work 8 hours, 10 hours, and 12 hours. Maybe 3 twelve hour shifts would be more palatable?
Maybe do it, get two years experience under your belt, then possibly a closer out patient surgery position will open up?
Jun 19, '11
Thanks so much for your reply. I don't have a husband (only boyfriend), no kids, I think it would be four or five days a week I don't remember. Maybe I could request working longer shifts for 3 or 4 days a week. Thanks again.