Alright all my fellow NP's... needing some professional advice. I am a former ER/Trauma Nurse, who went back to school and graduated this Spring with my FNP, and have got boards and all that good ole stuff behind me.
I had an offer for a full-time Emergency job, however I didn't accept it due to it being 75 miles away and I am not in a position to move. So I took a position with a local Orthopaedic clinic that involves Spine surgery. I was really impressed with the Doctor that I would be working with, and I told them in the initial interview that Ortho was a new frontier to me but I was willing to give it a try. The Doc was very understanding, and did not make me sign a 1-year contract, nor did he give me a No-Compete Clause in the event I ended up not liking Ortho. I am currently undergoing my Orientation period, etc.
So here is the problem: I've been at the clinic for a few weeks now, and honestly, I'm just not liking Ortho. It has NOTHING to do with the Docs or office staff. They are all wonderful. I am just not liking what I am doing. I'm holding on for a while to see if things improve, but I am missing ER terribly. The Emergency Job that I had turned down did hire me PRN which I will start late next month.
My question is this: Has anyone else had this problem? I really wish I would have job-shadowed one day to see what my job would have entailed, and if I had, I probably would not have taken the job. I just don't find it interesting or challenging, and am missing the whole "making a difference in crisis" part. So should I stick this job out for 6 months or a year if after 6 weeks I am still feeling like this? Or just be completely honest with my employer at the end of the orientation period and let them know how I feel and part ways on good terms?
Any advice appreciated!