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Hello! I started a new grad position in October for one of the larger hospital systems in the valley. It is not my dream job (of course), it's med-surg, but it is a foot in the door. I have only been off orientation for a few shifts.I have also been working since March at an outpatient family planning clinic.
I just received a call for an interview in L&D, which is where I really want to be. However, it's with abrazo, which I'm not too sure about. I'm concerned that if I am offered the job I will ruin any future possibility of going back to my current hospital system, as I want to work at another one of their hospitals in the high risk L&D.
Have any of you left a job so soon, and gone back? I would hate to burn bridges, but also hate to pass a chance in L&D.
It is a complicated and really good question. In my experience, you are not burning bridges with your current health system. I ditched a job only 6 months after an orientation (Critical Care at that - long, and expensive) and have received job interviews at "sister" hospitals in the same system. Why? I had the specific skills those facilities were looking for...Unless you steal something or get a big "do not rehire" stamp on your file 'cause you are psycho - all will be well. Go where your heart is. Med Surg is blood money.
Abrazo is a stepping-stone kind of place (IMHO), yes. Get the necessary experience, and I bet the high-risk unit would consider you. It may sound difficult to believe, but managers have a difficult time finding good, qualified people who interview well. If you look good on paper from Abrazo, you will get the interview regardless.