I currently work for a large regional healthcare company as a float RN in their internal agency. I work on a contingent basis on various intermediate cardiac and med/surg units at a couple of different hospitals. I have only been doing this for eight months, but it is a return to bedside nursing after some years away and has made me realize that I am pretty burned out as a bedside nurse. However, it is a big company with a lot of areas where an RN can work and I have only been there for eight months.
I have an interview at Fresenius tomorrow to work as an inpatient dialysis nurse at some local hospitals in our area. I have never worked as a dialysis nurse, but it intrigues me. I would love to learn a new area of nursing, and I like the idea that it isn't bedside nursing!
Has anyone worked for Fresenius in this capacity? I know I will be working every other Saturday and one Sunday a month, no big deal, but what else do I need to know before I make this decision? I really need to do something, because my husband got a new job that only covers him for benefits and my current job has no benefits. The healthcare company that I work for has many openings with benefits for RNs, but most of them that I qualify for are bedside nursing positions, which I know I would not want to pursue. Also, I have only been there for eight months, so if, for some reason, Fresenius doesn't work out, I don't want to be a job hopper and be looking for something else again sometime this year. I want to have a job where I can stay for at least 3-5 years and hopefully longer than that for some stability. Has your experience been that Fresenius is a company where a nurse can realistically stay for years?