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    Hey everyone, so it's been very hard to get a position with a hosp in my area, and I was offered a PRN Float Pool position at a well known hospital. Well, this same hospital has been the most rude to me since I got my CNA cert. I would always exhaust myself to interview and shadow and they give it to an internal candidate.

    I also turned a position down because of the pay at one time and she told me she would never consider to hire me again because I turned the position down.

    The techs don't do as much as a tech in a neighboring hospital...which has me a bit bummed. The pros?... Pay, hours, experience....the cons?... rude staff, hectic units, layoffs (as PRN FP I would be the first to go)

    I also asked the nurse manager how many months it would be until I can transfer to another dept? (like the ICU, ER, or Delivery) She told me a year. She was pretty stern about it. That was a pretty big con for me. I later found out by the techs I shadowed it was 6 months. It made me a bit happier...but I didn't like that fact she lied. :/

    I applied to other positions as a MA *it pays more...less stress and it seems promising* and I have some friends trying to help me in another hospital for the ICU *where I want to be*

    So I have to give her an answer by tomorrow morning...

    Should I turn this position down and wait for another?... -le sigh-
    Last edit by AM326 on May 23, '13
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    It's really tough. I think you need to look at what you really want/want to be. Get your foot in the door, then you can transfer. It's so worth it
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    well it seems that this is not your fav hospital to work. Though if you did not want to work there you wouldn't have tried at all to apply for a job. I guess it all depends on how bad you want to start to work. You could hold off and see if your friends can get you in the hospital you want to work in, but it also could be a stretch and you won't get the job, and then you are at square one with no oppertunities. Plus it seems to me that if you would decline this job like you did the other job you are not going to be seen as a great employee for them. You have to think that if you keep applying for these jobs, and keep declining them at the same time they are going to get mighty tired of it, and they might never give you another oppertunity again. Personally I'd take the job, and get the experiance with them even if itis not your ideal area. Many nurses have to take what they can get at first and not be able to work where they want with their first job. Good Luck
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    Thanks MommaTy, I'm leaning towards accepting, but again it's the environment/staff that makes me uncomfortable :/. I eventually want to be in the ICU/ER/Post Surg unit. I want to be a Surgical RN or Critical Care RN...in that order lol.

    I guess I'll be counting down the 6 months...GAH. :3
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    Quote from mvm2
    well it seems that this is not your fav hospital to work. Though if you did not want to work there you wouldn't have tried at all to apply for a job. I guess it all depends on how bad you want to start to work. You could hold off and see if your friends can get you in the hospital you want to work in, but it also could be a stretch and you won't get the job, and then you are at square one with no oppertunities. Plus it seems to me that if you would decline this job like you did the other job you are not going to be seen as a great employee for them. You have to think that if you keep applying for these jobs, and keep declining them at the same time they are going to get mighty tired of it, and they might never give you another oppertunity again. Personally I'd take the job, and get the experiance with them even if itis not your ideal area. Many nurses have to take what they can get at first and not be able to work where they want with their first job. Good Luck
    Thanks, it's really not my fav no. I only turned 1 position down before. I interviewed with them, I want to say about 6+ times. The only one I turned down, was my first one and she had this attitude against me and told me she would never hire me in the future. The other times they went to internal candidates. I'm the one that's getting tired and exhausted from constantly trying with them and getting treated like I don't matter. I know thats just about everywhere, but I apply everywhere. This hospital doesn't have the greatest rep and many of it's staff are leaving (they vented about how bad the place was when I shadowed) That's what gets me.

    The plus is that I would be in a dif unit between two hospitals everyday I work. So I could be in oncology one day..and ER the next.

    The other is the 6 month period before I can transfer to a more solid position.
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    I can see why you would feel like all you are getting is the run around, and it is too bad that it is not a great hospital to work for, But hey I think that if one of those units that you would be working on is ER that would be a great thing for you! If you want ICU, I think that with the ER background you would be a good canidate for getting the unit you want in the long run, and even look good for the other hospitals!
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    Quote from mvm2
    I can see why you would feel like all you are getting is the run around, and it is too bad that it is not a great hospital to work for, But hey I think that if one of those units that you would be working on is ER that would be a great thing for you! If you want ICU, I think that with the ER background you would be a good canidate for getting the unit you want in the long run, and even look good for the other hospitals!
    Thanks, thats the way I was looking at it I'll try to do my best in every unit and always be eager to learn no matter where I'm at.
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    I would give it a shot you might find you love ER, it's always a changing unit. My goal one day is to be either an ER RN, ICU RN, or Psych RN.
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    Quote from blwilliams10
    I would give it a shot you might find you love ER, it's always a changing unit. My goal one day is to be either an ER RN, ICU RN, or Psych RN.
    I accepted :3 They are checking my references and background :P
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    Congrats! I am sure overall this will be a good job for you, and will look good on your resume
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