I'm in a bit of a dilemma and was hoping maybe some of you could offer some advice.
I previously was working straight nights on a transitional care unit where patients are waiting for placement in LTC. It was a pretty relaxed and non stressful job aside from a lot of staff drama and a bit of a poisoned workplace. Anyway I decided to apply else where and was given a job on an extremely acute pulmonary unit. I have been working on the new unit for almost 3 months now. I find it EXTREMELY stressful and am neat tears many times throughout my shift and even when I get home. I find its nearly impossible to keep up with all the demands and give good patient care and in turn leave work feeling completely incompetent. I can't relax for days even when I get home and even have to take medication now to get to sleep. Then to top it all off I have a really bad knee and all the running around on the new unit really has caused it to start acting up and sometimes I am limping out of there and in so much pain. However on this new unit the staff are fantastic and it is really great experience.
Anyway my hospital allows you to have a 3 month trial period, during which time you can choose to go back to your old position if you feel the new one isn't a good fit. I have a couple weeks left to decide if I want to go back and I'm really torn about what to do.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!