Good to know!
Actually, I'm thinking about something sort of routine and not too stimulating, like flu shot clinics or giving injections at the county mental health department. I had this discussion this morning with my psychiatrist (who seems to fancy himself my job coach as well, and he's not half bad at it) and he thinks I need a job that's fairly structured, with set hours and days, and where I know pretty much what to expect from day to day.
Clearly, the jobs where there are multiple distractions and the priorities are constantly shifting have been disastrous for me---Med/Surg and my recent assisted living DON position come to mind here---and I don't see myself being able to get through another one without shredding what's left of my sanity. So, it's either something really mundane, or I find myself a low-stress job of some kind outside of nursing entirely.
My current employer asked me today to do some computer work a couple of days a week over the next month, while the nurse who usually does it is out of the country on a mission trip. Of course I said Yes---it's mostly follow-ups on new admissions to see if all the required paperwork has been done correctly, and to review the care plans to ensure that they're meeting the residents' needs. I'd MUCH rather stay where I am and do something useful like this than look elsewhere! Yep, I can do quality assurance and admissions till the cows come home.....no passing meds and scaring myself to death, no running the floor like a chicken with its head cut off.
But I don't want to get ahead of myself here; the nurse who usually does this WILL be back in mid-October. It's like everything else: take it one day at a time and stop stressing over something I didn't ask for and cannot help. I haven't lost ALL my marbles, but there's definitely a hole in the bag, and I have to accept that no matter how much I hate it.