Hired into ICU as a new grad, now bring shipped off to ICC... :( - page 3

by Phlavyah 6,211 Views | 32 Comments

I worked extremely hard to be top of my class in hopes to be hired into my local hospital' s small ICU. I was not a hospital scholarship student (those took priority in the hiring process) but I did end up getting the only GN... Read More


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    Thx, and I agree. I am very thankful I have a job, don't get me wrong. And I'm glad I was placed in ICC. It was a shock to learn though, that the unit, shift, and education (all part of my contract) that I was promised are not happening any time soon. it was a shock, it never ran through my head that such thing could happen to me. live'n learn!!
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    sorry about your disappointment. that said, be thankful you have a job. it took me 2 years to get a nursing position, and yes i was at my lowest low at times, but i forgot about my preference a looonnnngggg time ago. i am not saying to do this, but some good may come of it. i am in a field of nursing where i had no interest. none. and i like it. i have wonderful co-workers i must say. keep your chin up. i hope you find some happiness in icc. maybe make some great friends or learn some helpful skills. hey.
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    Next time get in in WRITING!! Then, do not take NO for an answer.

    JMHO and my NY $0.02.
    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
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    Quote from Esme12
    I truly don't think they can "demote" you when they made the decision to remove you from the class they require because the made a scheduling error.
    Sounds more like a lateral move than a "demotion." OP will still be a nurse, I didn't read anything about her getting bumped down to a tech job.

    Quote from Phlavyah
    It was a shock to learn though, that the unit, shift, and education (all part of my contract) that I was promised are not happening any time soon. it was a shock, it never ran through my head that such thing could happen to me. live'n learn!!
    It's the way of the world. Especially now that jobs are scarce. Nurses can be screwed around because what are we gonna do? Go get that job that doesn't exist at the next hospital?
    Eventually the economy will turn around, spouses will get back to work so that the nurses can go back to retirement, stay at home momming, working part-time, etc. And nurses will have a bit more bargaining power. Right now, it's take it or leave it. And the hospitals know it.
    It sounds like you've got a good attitude about it. I really think things happen the way they're "supposed to" happen. Make the most of the experience you'll get. Who knows, maybe you'll like it more than what you thought you'd like. In nursing school I wanted to do ICU. Did my senior practicum on a unit that the nurses worked the ICU and the step-down of that unit, and found out, I didn't like ICU. I much preferred patients that weren't intubated. (Although there are days that I truly wish my patients had a tube down their throat, and well, their families could use some strategic ET tube placement too.) Now I work in the next to last specialty that I ever thought I'd work in, and I love it. NEVER thought I'd be doing what I'm doing.
    Make the most of your time, be open to liking it, learn what you can.
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    I am sorry that this happened to you.
    Last edit by cbsncmom on Sep 21, '12
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    Quote from Phlavyah
    Thx, and I agree. I am very thankful I have a job, don't get me wrong. And I'm glad I was placed in ICC. It was a shock to learn though, that the unit, shift, and education (all part of my contract) that I was promised are not happening any time soon. it was a shock, it never ran through my head that such thing could happen to me. live'n learn!!
    OP...You have a signed contract?
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    Quote from wooh
    Sounds more like a lateral move than a "demotion." OP will still be a nurse, I didn't read anything about her getting bumped down to a tech job.

    It's the way of the world. Especially now that jobs are scarce. Nurses can be screwed around because what are we gonna do? Go get that job that doesn't exist at the next hospital?
    Eventually the economy will turn around, spouses will get back to work so that the nurses can go back to retirement, stay at home momming, working part-time, etc. And nurses will have a bit more bargaining power. Right now, it's take it or leave it. And the hospitals know it.
    It sounds like you've got a good attitude about it. I really think things happen the way they're "supposed to" happen. Make the most of the experience you'll get. Who knows, maybe you'll like it more than what you thought you'd like. In nursing school I wanted to do ICU. Did my senior practicum on a unit that the nurses worked the ICU and the step-down of that unit, and found out, I didn't like ICU. I much preferred patients that weren't intubated. (Although there are days that I truly wish my patients had a tube down their throat, and well, their families could use some strategic ET tube placement too.) Now I work in the next to last specialty that I ever thought I'd work in, and I love it. NEVER thought I'd be doing what I'm doing.
    Make the most of your time, be open to liking it, learn what you can.
    Agreed it's why I placed the "demotion" in parentheses....she is being moved from her present preferred place in critical care and moved to a "less critical" area. I think step down will be a great learning experience and when it's all said and done transfer to the "bigger" sister hospital to a specialty critical care.......like Trauma or cardiothorasic once she gets her 1 year. That managers loss will be someone else gain.
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    Yes, I do have a signed contract.
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    I'll be ok. Im half way thru my shift and so far so good. I hate that my pts are not on constant monitors though!! but I'll get used to it. btw, I'm having lunch on time for he 1st time EVER!! Haha
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    Omg ppl, she never said she wasn't grateful for the job. She is simple expressing disappointment over being told one thing and then being given another thing. I'm pretty sure as a new grad, the OP is fully aware of how hard it is to get a position.

    Quote from Phlavyah
    Yes, I do have a signed contract.
    Wait..so why exactly does your signed contract say in regards to the position? Does it explicitly state a position in the ICU?

    I signed a two year contract for my ICU position as a new grad and grateful or not, I would be pretty ****** if my hospital breached the contract by placing me in a unit not stated in the contract.
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