Hey all! I am a CNA, working at an acute care hospital as a PCT (already cross trained for accu check and EKG, working on getting my phlebotomy license this summer) in a Med/Onc unit.
I love love love my co-workers (night shift peeps rock!) but this is not exactly my first choice of units to work in. I have known for a long time now that women's specialties is where my heart belongs, and I want to get my foot in the door now as a PCT to improve my chances of getting an RN job in L&D or M/B or NICU, and gain invaluable learning experience. How to go about it though I am not sure.
There are currently not any PCT spots available in these units at my hospital (and I want to stay here for sure)... I want to ask my manager if she can help me make this transition, but am worried that she will be unhappy that I want to leave (as we JUST barely have enough staff for night shift to work comfortably as it is) and then she won't be very helpful.
I am also worried, however that if I contacted the managers of M/B or L&D directly, when she found out she'd be feeling like I went behind her back, and maybe say or do something to cause me not to get the new position. Help! What should I do?!