Would you lose benifits to get into OB-GYN?

  1. I'm a newish grad - Dec 09. The area where i live is incredibly saturated with nurses and i am thankful that i have a job at all, working in a peds office. I have benefits (which i really dont need because i get insurance though my husband), but i JUST became eligible for 50% IRA matching through the company. I've been there a long time as a MA and they have been good to me.
    In an ideal world i wanted to work in Med-Surg, then the ER, then NICU, then L&D and then go back to school for my CNM. Of course i cant even get into the hospital at all...
    So anyway, i sent out my resume to dozens of OB-GYN offices 6 months ago and got a call back yesterday for an office nurse position in Boston with affiliation to a large teaching hospital. The position is for 24 hours a week (i'm working 40 now), they need coverage on days that dont work with the daycare/school schedule that i've set up for my kids, and i wouldnt get any benefits.
    My interview is tomorrow morning and i am totally at a loss, i have no idea what i'm going to do if they offer me the job. I guess i would be more interested if there is strong possibility that this will open the door for a hospital OB-GYN position.
    What would you do?
    Has anyone gone from a office OB position straight to a hospital position without going through Med/Surg, or will this be a dead end?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   schack
    I don't want to discourage you and maybe some OB nurses with more experience will have a different take on it... But I know my hospital and sister hospitals look for floor experience and critical care is a definate plus. I don't know if an office position would help.... Though OB office would be better than peds... maybe? Sorry I hope someone else can be more encouraging! Good luck on whatever you decide.
  4. by   Flo.
    It sounds like you would lose alot if you change jobs. Like schack my hosital looks for RN experience working the hospital floor so I don't think it will make much difference if you change jobs.
  5. by   emsboss
    No...
  6. by   Forever Sunshine
    In this situation I wouldn't take the OB position.

    Stay where you are.
  7. by   BSNMommyof4
    I want to become an L&D nurse and will be going back for my DNP but my MSN will be in Nurse-Midwifery/Women's Health. I worked in Med-Surg for a little under 6 months and wanted to go to L&D badly. The issue is that most places want you to have floor experience before going into L&D. I would say stay at your present position.

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