There is an opening at a INR clinic that sounds ideal and my friend works there and said she could help get me the job. It's close to home, no holidays/nights/weekends, ideal hours, good pay/benefits and it sounds like less stress than the med/surg floor I am on while still challenging and interesting. However, I've only been at my current job for 6 months. I'm a new grad.
For awhile I hated my job because almost everytime I was working with at least one confused pt that would yell out in the hallway or try to get up in the mist of a busy day trying to do a blood transfusion, trying to get a pt to the bathroom before they had diarrhea, or getting another pt ready for surgery while passing all their meds. And of course pretty much all pts are tired/angry because they are so sick. I would miss lunch over half the time so I wouldn't have to stay late and even then I would stay late once a week or feel like I didn't give the best care. I'm finally starting to get used to it and there are days my pts are grateful and I feel good about what I do but those are still few and far between.
I someday want to work this INR clinic either way but I feel guilty quitting after 6 months. I feel like I should try and do the year so it looks better on my resume.
My friend said there would likely be another opening in 4 months which would put me at 10 months at my job. I don't know if that's any better.....what do you all think? The thing is I want to start trying for a baby this summer and I can't imagine being on the med/surg floor while pregnant. But I don't know if the INR place will hire me 1 month pregnant if all goes planned. Thoughts?
Last edit by andsoitis on Mar 1, '13