I don't know if you remember but a couple months ago I had an interview for an outpatients/pre-assessment nurse job in a private hospital. WEll its now my second week working there ...the people are reallly nice and the hours are great and am seeing some new procedures i have not come across...i.e. minor dermatology procedures and gynae procedures, i will be soon put in for my ECG training and my cannulation and venepuncture..
I wanted some advice from other nurses who may work in outpatients..the only other job i had after being qualified was in A&E for just over 4 months, after which i left..i do not have any other staff nurse experience, i suppose what i am trying to ask about is the fact i am worried i will become rather de-skilled working in a clinic setting so soon after being qualified, i had to take this job because of the lack of nursing jobs
available elsewhere, and the hours are so good for my home situation...so i couldnt afford to not take the job..i havent told some of my old nursing friends that my new job is in outpatients as i know a lot of them view it as 'not proper nursing' can anyone alleviate my fears and worries?