I am applying for a clinical coordinator position on the Telemetry Unit where I work. It is a new position and even if I do not get the job, it will be a great thing for our unit. I have been through one interview which went well. I have been at my hospital for 10 years. Besides payroll and scheduling, this position will include a lot of education. I am excited because I am also the Unit Educator of my unit. This is a supplemental position in addition to my full time status as floor/charge nurse.
Being at a facility for 10 years, you really get to know a lot of the people/doctors that you work with. I have thought a lot about my role as staff/charge nurse to manager and how relationships will change. I do feel confident that I will be able to do what is right for the unit despite my relationships with other staff members. I have been in a leadership role in the past due to my being unit educator and I am involved in a few committees and have been instrumental in making positive changes in our unit on behalf of our nurses. I help with new employee orientation and am a preceptor. I am usually the go-to-guy on my unit when they want something and I try very hard to get a resolution.
I do not have any mgmt experience. I am very excited about this new role. I have lots of ideas about improving our unit. I get along well with the staff. I know it will have challenges but I feel up for it. Hopefully, I am not being too optimistic and get myself into a position that I really despise.
I would like to hear your thoughts. Have you transitioned from floor to mgmt? What were your experiences? (good or bad) Am I being over zealous?
Last edit by General E. Speaking, RN on Dec 24, '09
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