New job offer dilemia....feedback appreciated

  1. I have been offered two different positions where I currently work. One is outpt surgery, the other OR circulator. I am an ER nurse and really like what I do....but, I have found my self getting a little aggravated with people that abuse the ER. I try very hard not to show it but I know I do. I am so sick of seeing the same frequent flyers... It is stressful, and hard....in constant motion.
    I was offered a position in outpt surgery....nice easy job....weekends off, and all holidays, but there is call. Then I was offerd a position as OR circulator....stress, a lot to learn, have to take call....but very interesting. I cannot for the life of me decide what to do....stay where I am or take them up on one of the offers. I have shadowed the new positions, and all I know so far is I hate recovery for the ones that will be admitted.....outpt recovery not too bad.
    I have tried to do pros & cons... Outpt work 4 days a week 2 12's 2 8's same day off every week... weekends & holidays off....have to take call.
    ER 4 12's one week- 3 12's next week....all my days together giving me 3 off one week 4 off the next week....and I just went to days....work holidays, and every other Sat. I am very comfy here, good at what I do....but feel like I am getting a little burnt out.
    OR circulator M-F 8 hour shifts....on call...holidays & weekends off.
    I just keep going round & round....any advice?
    btw...I just saw my typo in the title & dont know how to edit (dilemma)
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Trekfan
    outpt sounds the best to me
  4. by   Sl1011
    From what you described... I'd prob go with outpt. Less stress did it for me
  5. by   NurseCard
    Yeah, outpt sounds pretty good. Not as stressful as OR could possibly get.
  6. by   Cuddleswithpuddles
    Hello,

    Do you have any specific career goals right now? If so, ask yourself which job will help you achieve those goals, or will sound "sexier" on a resume or school application.

    But if you are looking for the most comfortable job, I think the outpatient surgery position wins hands down.
  7. by   Isabelle49
    Outpt for sure!
  8. by   luv2b_a_nurs
    I just took a job in same day surgery. We don't have call and pts that will be admitted go straight to the med/surg floor. No recovery for us. Gotta love no holidays/weekends! It can be stressful when you have pts to get ready for sx and pts coming back but it is definitely less stressful than the ER or floor can be. I would think OR would be boring...and cold (lol) but that's just me We see a lot of different things every day. Lots of IV starts and pt teaching but I like it for now Good luck with whatever you decide!
  9. by   bsyrn
    I would try the OR. like you said...lots to learn and interesting, also no holidays, that's always a plus.
  10. by   ICU, RN, BSN, B.S.
    My sister does both

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