Hello everyone! I was looking for a little insight on a situation I am currently facing. I am working as a tech on an orthopedic floor at a smaller local hospital. Due to the location of this hospital we typically get mostly elderly patients (especially on my floor). My floor in particular is extremely heavy due to it being ortho and many of our patients coming from nursing homes, etc, and need a lot of care. I don't really mind it. My patients are sweet, but I just want more variety. I actually am thrilled when they ask me to float lol. Which has been happening a ton because we are always overstaffed or called off. I've been floated all over our small hospital, but my favorite place to float is the ER. I love the variety of patients and work I get to do down there. Unfortunately at my hospital I wouldn't be able to work in the ER permanently because I am not an EMT.
I was looking for a ER position at other hospitals and came across a part time one at a trauma center that I could apply for. But I was hoping for full time or PRN. I'm thinking as much as we get called off I may be able to manage a part time position (along with my full time ortho job) until a full time or PRN opportunity presents itself at their ER. What are your thoughts? What would you do? I am to the point where being called off is really cutting into my pto and pay