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Probably looking for a new job - page 2

So I moved several states away to take this job that I though would be a terrific learning experience plus I would be giving the facility an awesome RN. Well things haven't been exactly what I... Read More

  1. Visit  elprup profile page
    #13 3
    FYI- you may no longer be considered a new grad for 90% of new grad programs either. So you might not have enough experience for a staff nurse hospital position and may not be considered a new grad because of your experience. That is not a good position to be in by choice. I do hope you find what you are looking for. Just know it is wicked tough out here for everybody.
  2. Visit  duskyjewel profile page
    #14 5
    I am "only" an aide, so I hope you will excuse me for commenting, but I think you are VASTLY underestimating how valuable good, supportive co-workers are. So many of us have our stress level increased by backbiting, sniping, politics, gossip, and just plain weirdness foisted upon us by coworkers. It can make going to work hell. You shouldn't undervalue the importance of a non-toxic work environment.
  3. Visit  CoffeeRTC profile page
    #15 0
    Just wondering what type of pts you do get to see. I do skilled nursing/ rehab/ LTC nursing. I see alot of things and the pt types vary alot. post surgical day 2 hips and knees, cardiac rehab, extensive wound cares, trach, psych, respite/ hospice, tpn and multiple ivs, blood draws etc...the list can go on. On top of this, there is the management, delegation and other skills that you use.

    If you are attached to the hospital and you also work in the ER..what do you get to see?

    It is hard to find a place where you like your boss and coworkers, so i would consider staying and maybe looking for different learning opportunities that might be outside of the box..what about EMS? volunteer with them..could just be a few classes that you would need to take or get certified as an EMT to start and work your way up from there.
  4. Visit  amzyRN profile page
    #16 0
    Quote from michelle126
    Just wondering what type of pts you do get to see. I do skilled nursing/ rehab/ LTC nursing. I see alot of things and the pt types vary alot. post surgical day 2 hips and knees, cardiac rehab, extensive wound cares, trach, psych, respite/ hospice, tpn and multiple ivs, blood draws etc...the list can go on. On top of this, there is the management, delegation and other skills that you use.

    If you are attached to the hospital and you also work in the ER..what do you get to see?

    It is hard to find a place where you like your boss and coworkers, so i would consider staying and maybe looking for different learning opportunities that might be outside of the box..what about EMS? volunteer with them..could just be a few classes that you would need to take or get certified as an EMT to start and work your way up from there.
    So far the bulk of my experience has been managing care of the skilled nursing home patients, residents at the facility. There has been 1 acute patient that had an exacerbation CHF, that has been 1 acute patient in 1 month. We haven't had any patients admitted for rehab, no post surgery patients. The ER patients have been mostly asthma, minor cuts, minor accidents. There have been a people in for IV infusions from the clinic in town that were referred to us. I've gotten to do a few IVs, and minor wound care. Most of what I do is manage care of the residents. I would like to be getting the type of experience you are getting, because I love that kind of stuff! I will look into what you suggested, thanks!
  5. Visit  Mulan profile page
    #17 1
    Is there a hospital in the area?

    Maybe you could get a PRN position or a float pool position there to get
    some experience on your days off from your full time job.
  6. Visit  Kathiegolden profile page
    #18 0
    I have worked in nursing homes most of my career. There are many things you can do to make it more challenging and also improve the quality of care your patients receive. Look into some of the policies. Are there things you can tweek to make it easier to get done, get more benefit for your efforts? Start groups, Alzheimers, Parkinson's, dementia etc.... there are always room for sharing and growing with these type of groups that you can involve your staff, patients, and their families. Start a rec group. Share hobbies and interests with co-workers and patients. Life is only as challenging as you want it to be!!

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