New Job!

  1. As most of you know, I was working as a Nurse Tech in OB. Well, thanks to one of my fellow students, we've all had to find alternate employment. She made a huge error (thankfully no one was hurt, but it was bad), and the big heads came down on all NTs in the OB/PP/Gyn floor. We were told that because of what happened, we were no longer able to work that floor. If we did, we had to work in a CNA capacity for less money. I decided to leave.

    I got a job as a Nurse Intern on the Medical Telemetry/Oncology floor at a hospital right across the road from my school. Plus, they're going to give me $2000 for graduating...no strings attached. I only have to work one weekend a month, and the pay is better.

    While I love OB, there was no way I was going backwards at this point to keep a job. They promised me a job when I grad, but I don't think I will take them up on their offer. I understand (to a point) why they did what they did, but now they are running 5 short.

    This is such a big change, and I hope I like it!! I start on the 13th...

    Kristy
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   Q.
    Why is everyone getting new jobs but me? *whine*

    Anyway, congrats!
  4. by   RN always
    Congratulations! I wish you the best of luck! A great way to start the New Year!
  5. by   Kayzee
    Could be a good thing. I'm in WI. Where abouts are you located?
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Congrats!

    Heather
  7. by   RRMLPN
    that's great for you!! congrats!
  8. by   fab4fan
    Congratulations...even though you may want to do L & D when you graduate, the extra experience will serve you well!
  9. by   emily_mom
    Around here, the only way to get into OB is from in-house postings. It's always gone before it hits the public. If I decide to go back to OB, I will have so much more knowledge than before. Mark_LD_RN's post about the cardiac mom in labor really intrigued me.

    This new hospital is so much better for me anyway. Besides the location, they are in the middle of a $20 million addition so all departments will be increased. I will probably be able to go anywhere.

    I just heard today that my old hospital isn't even letting senior students do their preceptorships in OB. Wow, that's a way to attract employees!!!

    Kristy
  10. by   renerian
    Sorry that happened. Glad you found something so fast. Good luck!

    renerian
  11. by   Shawna14345
    your new job sounds wonderful, i think you'll be much happier. that stinks what they did to you.
  12. by   Dr. Kate
    Congradualtions on the new job. You'll learn a lot on the tele unit.
    This may well turn out to be a real blessing for you. I would have some serious concerns about a new grad in an L&D that's been running 5 short. The risks that you would be pulled into count before you were fully trained and oriented are prbably pretty high, as is the proability that the staff would see training you as just another thing added to an already too full plate. There's plenty of time to get into L&D after you have some experience. Then managers will see you as an experienced nurse changing area, you'll already know how to think all you'll need is to learn the skills and how to think in L&D.

    Good luck.
  13. by   ayemmeff
    Good luck Kristy!Let us know how it goes!

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