About to start first job as RN-L&D - page 2

Hi Peeps - Well the time is getting close to starting my new job. Been for a look around the unit met some of the team all looks good- just got to get my feet wet now. Fingers crossed that things... Read More

  1. by   Belinda-wales
    Well my first day is over and I have survied to tell the tale - all went well somethings are the same as the uk and other things are very different.
    Far too soon to coment all I can say is that every one I met has been very nice . So far so good
    Last edit by Belinda-wales on Feb 9, '07
  2. by   Belinda-wales
    Hi Peeps- I am still alive! My sisters ( Me getting in to the american speak) at work are fab they have been great very patient with me - now the Doctors that is another story wow thats going to take some getting used to!
  3. by   Belinda-wales
    May be calling the doctors by there first name on our second meeting did not help our relationship!!!! lol
  4. by   madwife2002
    Hey Honey

    I didnt realise that you had started work, I thought it was the 17th for some stupid reason. Sorry I didnt phone and wish you luck I am a numptyhead!!
    I am so pleased that it is all going well

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  5. by   Belinda-wales
    Hi Guys
    Well I am very glad to say that things so far have gone really well and I am enjoying working with everyone I have met so far - everyone has been really supportive and have shown me loads of professional respect for my experiences and skills (well nurses) that I have brought with me - on my first night shift we had a multip that turned up fully then srom with mec and bradi cardia and then went on to deliver with really tight cord around neck witch I had to cut and clamp and tight shoulders which need mac roberts to release! some orentation I am having!! And the doctor had the cheek to say when she got there these babies sometimes just deliver themselves no mention to me of well done or anything! the way nurses are treated by american doctors is going to take some getting used to! other than that things are going well.
    Last edit by Belinda-wales on Feb 18, '07
  6. by   Kelky
    wow talk about baptism by fire! I know exactly what you mean about the doctor's attitudes, I have never been spoken to like I have by some of them ever, anywhere. L & D was too much of a culture shock for me, I have taken a job on postpartum instead, I haven't started yet but hope I enjoy it better. As you said though, the nurses are just great.
  7. by   Belinda-wales
    Well you will be glad to know that things are still going real well it is ver different from the UK but it is what it is - and this is how things are done in the states I am not going to able to change that what I can do is give the best care that I can and make little differences- support my team members and help them if I can. What I do know is that i have been given a warm welcome by the staff I have met and good resption from the clients I have looked after. Fingers crossed things go well next week.
  8. by   Belinda-wales
    Well to keep you all updated things are going from strengh to strengh in work shortly after starting work I was offered and accepted a Clinical managers role witch I love and appears to be going well. I have nothing but respect for the nurses that I work with they do a difficult job really well- and my reationship with the Doctors is developing well now they see that I am there helping to give the best care possible to there patients. So fingers cross that things keep on going well.

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