New job - Finding it so Weird! - page 2

by jodyangel 3,476 Views | 22 Comments

Ok I couldn't come up with a title that described what I'm feeling. I left a large (over 7200 deliveries a year) to take a job in a small hospital and I'm finding myself shaking my head inside as I'm being oriented. I'm on... Read More


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    SNB, no I'm Not singing the praises of my previous employer..you misread me. I left there for good reason. But I see now in resprospect that they Did do things more in line with acog/awhonn standards.

    I don't say a thing about how they are doing things..Im just thinking these things in my head. And weird is the word I used because I don't know what word to use. Let me rephrase..I dont feel like they're doing things as safely as they could..hows that?

    Yes at my "last employer"..there was no nursery. Oh there was one if they absolutely needed it..but we were told to tell our patients that they baby was with them all the time. And that there was no nursery.

    Funny thing I overheard one of my coworkers say yesterday who just went to AWHONN conference. She said she opened their recommendations and said they don't do ANY of them HERE!! I just listened.
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    Quote from jodyangel
    Well when the baby is born, I was used to looking at the computer for the time. Looking at a clock just seem so inaccurate. You cant Really tell the time looking up at an angle to the clock. So ok it doesnt really matter what Exact time it is I suppose..as long as its written the same everywhere. But not keeping mom and baby together seems So weird. After the Csection they took the baby to the nursery after about an hour. And dad went along. At my old place they Never took the mom and baby apart..and baby Had to go via the streacher to her periop recovery room with the baby in her arms.
    I was trained in OB in a very progressive large hospital..and I guess I'll get used to new ways. =)
    I currently work at a very large, progressive teaching hospital, and we still take the baby to the PACU ahead of the mom. They don't go arm-in-arm together to the PACU. So, just goes to show that even not all progressive large teaching hospitals do it the same way.
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    It's only been 3 days. Of course it 's gonna seem weird.
    You are wise to bite your tongue instead of comparing practices from your previous facility.

    Earn your respect... that takes time.( I know it well, I do agency work and travel nursing).
    When the time is right, your experience will be a great asset to your new facility.
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    I can totally relate. I am at a new facility and find some policies they have "weird" too. I find it hard not to state "Really? Where I was we did... " so I have to make a conscious effort to bite my tongue.

    If I catch myself saying something like that I try to finish by saying something positive that I like about the new facilities way so it doesn't come off like I am criticizing. Good luck in your new job!
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    I understand perfectly what you are saying - new job small hospital: still mixing pit, using "hot packs" made of hot towel and chux being reheated in the microwave, not labeling IV tubing, not discharging pts out of the monitoring system before putting another pt on the monitor thus the new strip is under the old patient, PAPER charting. Throwing a sheet over a bed to triage a pt on and not changing it after all the way down to the mattress, on and on. I am trying to be patient.

    The second day I was being told by the new boss - dont shoot yourself in the foot, they are already c/o you are asking too many questions.
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    Wow!!!!
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    Quote from FLOBRN
    I understand perfectly what you are saying - new job small hospital: still mixing pit, using "hot packs" made of hot towel and chux being reheated in the microwave, not labeling IV tubing, not discharging pts out of the monitoring system before putting another pt on the monitor thus the new strip is under the old patient, PAPER charting. Throwing a sheet over a bed to triage a pt on and not changing it after all the way down to the mattress, on and on. I am trying to be patient..
    That sounds just like where I used to work in AZ. Now I'm feeling nostalgic...sniff. The chux hot packs were the best.
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    Why did you heat chux??
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    We still mix pit at my 7000/year hospital! And use paper charting.... no chux hot pads--but my 1200/year hospital didn't even use those it's amazing how every place is so different!
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    Quote from jodyangel
    Why did you heat chux??
    Good for back labor


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