Made Mistake transferring to the OR?

  1. I worked on an Ortho floor for 14 months as a RN before I transferred to the OR. One of my fellow nurses had transferred down there and she loved it, so I decided I would try it. I have been down there for 1 month and really have not been in many rooms. Just been hanging out in the Center Core, Reprocessng and learning sterile technique. I think I miss working with patients and managing their care. I think I made a terrible mistake coming down to the OR! What do I do now? I feel like it would be a waste for them to train me any more then they have. I really think I want my old job back on the floor. How would you all go about doing this? It is a busy 16 room OR at a Level 1 Trauma center. Thanks for any feedback!
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  3. by   grimmy
    Quote from kimrn03
    i worked on an ortho floor for 14 months as a rn before i transferred to the or. one of my fellow nurses had transferred down there and she loved it, so i decided i would try it. i have been down there for 1 month and really have not been in many rooms. just been hanging out in the center core, reprocessng and learning sterile technique. i think i miss working with patients and managing their care. i think i made a terrible mistake coming down to the or! what do i do now? i feel like it would be a waste for them to train me any more then they have. i really think i want my old job back on the floor. how would you all go about doing this? it is a busy 16 room or at a level 1 trauma center. thanks for any feedback!

    [font=book antiqua]how long is your orientation? you've been in processing the entire month?? that's odd. understanding instrumentation is extremely important, but scrubbing will teach you that in a big hurry. talk to your supervisor and see if you can't get back into the rooms next week. ask what the plan of action is...if they can't tell you, find someone who knows. if they can get you back into rooms next week, continue orientation for another month. if you still feel uncomfortable after another month, go to hr and find out how you can transfer out. there are such things as poor fit, and i wouldn't feel bad about transfering out. if you wind up getting back to your old unit, don't think of this as wasted time, but a learning experience, finding out about another side of nursing.

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