Hey all you fellow heroes
I, like many of you, am new to this site... I like reading it now and then its a real pick me up! I just graduated as a nurse a couple of months ago (NB Canada).
Now i work occasional (but full time hours) on a *float* team at the local hospital. Whats frustrating is i work on 3 different departments. ne day here, the next day there... I find it frustrating because i hardly have time to grow accustomed to the routines, environnment and clients of one place before i'm shipped off to another... So I am constantly looking all over the unit for this and that, not knowing my patients too well either, since there is no continuity of care on my part.
To me that is the most *challenging* part of my job for now.
The hospital where I work hardly ever offers permanent or even temporary full time positions to us newbies.. and to me that it horrible because not only am i new, but i'm dont have the chance to become comfortable in my working atmosphere, and i believe that is unsafe for our patients.
I wanted to ask what is your opinion on this, and what are your biggest challenges?