Shift work help. - page 2
I am a fairly new grad RN with a year and a half of experience on a medical unit. In my first year, I focused on shaping my critical thinking skills and communication skills with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary... Read More
- 0Jul 18, '12 by torontonursingrocksA friend of mine recently got hired at North York General in the labour and delivery unit as a weekend nurse, and all she does is work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. They are no unionized though, so perhaps thats how they get around in making these kind of positions. I have never heard of them before, but I think they are great if thats the kind of shift you like. Look around in terms of community nursing or in a family physician clinic. One of friends just left her nightmare shift work job and got straight days in a medical clinic. There are options, especially if you are comfortable with your skills.
- 1Sep 4, '12 by joanna73 GuideI find I have the same issues with shift work. I've tried changing my diet, increasing my exercise, and not picking up shifts. I'm still exhausted most of the time. This week, I'm going to make an appointment to see my NP, but I think over the next 6-8 months, I will request to reduce my FTE. This just isn't worth it. The time I do have off, I'm finding it takes me at least 3 days to recover, then I'm preparing to return to work again.