Hi! I'm wondering if anyone has some insight on immediate care nurse positions. I have been a nurse for 16 years and most of that time has been spent working in med/surg/tele floor nursing. I need a change! I interviewed for an immediate care position within my hospital's network. I should find out within about a week if I'm offered the job. Coming from the hospital it was a bit of a culture shock to tour the small facility. The staffing on a typical day would include a secretary, 1 RN, radiology tech, a patient care technician/aid, and physician. They handle minor walk in emergencies as well as occupational health patients.
I guess the best part of the job would be less stress, physically less strenuous work, and hospital pay (due to the fact that I'm already employed by the hospital network). The downside would be a very small group of people to work with, possibly slow periods compared to the fast pace of a hospital.
I'm nervous about making such a change but at the same time it seems like a great opportunity-these jobs are rarely available and most of the staff has been at this facility a very long time. I also think the craziness of the hospital will always be there if I decide I miss it.
Any suggestions? Insight?? Thanks!