Hello everyone. Hope you all are happy and well.
I have been working in the medical records dept for almost 2 months now and when I started I was told that it was just temp. I am working at the hospital that suspended me back in may and so when this temp job is done HR should be finding me a new position. I have grown to like the 9-5, m-f gig and now I fear going back to 10 or 12 hour shifts on the floor. I have been looking into other things and I would love to work in a clinic or medical office but I can't seem to find any that have open positions. I know I shouldn't be picky but my fear of med-surg 12 hour days is not just because I won't like it, it's the toll it will take on my mind and body...and recovery. I figured I would wait and see how long this temp thing went for and then take the easy road and take whatever is offered to me here just until my restriction is up and meanwhile look for what I really want to do. The other thing is that HR still might not have a place for me after this job, esp if I still have my restriction. It took months for them to get me where I am now but before that I kept being told that there was nothing avail due to budget and staffing issues. My fear is that this temp job will end and HR will tell me the same story...that they have nothing for me. I cannot lose my benefits.
So today I was looking online and found a full time position for a public health nurse. I am really considering this but I don't know if I should wait to see how long my current job will last. I am curious to see what HR might find for me but if I wait then maybe this pub health job will no longer be available. Since realizing that I will not be going back to er nursing, I have actually enjoyed thinking about all the other areas of nursing that I would like. I want to explore new things. The whole idea of working in a heath dept with the m-f day hours really appeals to me. Even if HR found me something I would be interested in I know it will be 10-12 hour shifts.
Sorry this was so long. :typing I just needed to get things out and if anyone has anything to offer then please do.