I am currently unemployed and in the process of interviews
........I graduated in May 0f 2010 with my BSN. While in school I completed internships at a Pediatric hospital. After graduation I also did an externship with a local hospital on their med-surg unit.I quickly learned that I ADORE patient care but hated the hospital setting. I prefer small medical practices.
My first real nursing job was in 2011 through May of 2012. I was a public health nurse at a Health Department not in my county, where I worked in Family Planning and was also cross-trained in Pediatrics, and some family medicine. Sadly, I ended up with a severe case of pneumonia that landed me in the hospital and I ultimately resigned from the health department (and it killed me to do it). I adored what I did there! Teaching, coming to work with a set plan for the day.
I am not on the job hunt. I have applied many times at the health department in my county with no response yet. I have had interview at an Adult Medicine/Internal Medicine practice for a nurse/telephone triage position. They did warn me that I would be mostly on the phone or computer for that job. I also have an upcoming interview next week with a pediatric practice.
I did have one offer from an orthopedic practice but the doctor they were wanting me to work for, they described as "needing his hand held & super needy"...that he pretty much had no say in his day to day work...it was all ME. It just sounded like too much for me. I want a place where I can gain longevity, grown, and learn. I am just so confused as to what I want.....I love small family medicine or pediatric practices, of course Public Health especially. I want somewhere where I can be accepted and continue to learn new skills.
My question is...what made you choose where you work? What should I specifically ask about when interviewing for positions that I may be missing? I want to make the best decision for me, a decision I can be confident about.
Thank You for reading!