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2 Different Specialties


I was wondering if there are nurses out there who work at two different facilities & work two different specialties at the same time. My current job I work on a Med-Surg/Oncology unit. I have an offer for a part-time position in another facility but in Ortho. I've floated to our Med-Surg/Ortho unit, so I know the basics. I've always had an interest in expanding my knowledge & skills and I think can do two specialties. Anyone have a similar experience? Please share, I'd love to hear about it :)

OK, so I spoke with the HR person on Friday and she will call me back this week with an offer. What happened was that I interviewed for a Med-Oncology position and instead was told that the manager wants to hire me for an Ortho position.

I dont know what the reasoning behind this is...but I think I will decline the offer after all. I don't have an interest in Ortho (and manager was aware) and I don't think it's going to be worth the stress of having to learn a new specialty for a 2nd job. Besides, I was already told that my pay will be based on how many years I've worked there..Being, that I never worked at this facility-I'll probably get paid as a new grad. I would love to learn new things...but I dont think this is the right fit for me..Any thoughts?? Thank You!!

Lev, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency - CEN. Has 7 years experience.

I work medsurg and er. It can be done. Ask to shadow on the unit to see what its about before you decline. What you're describing happens when there's a real need on another unit because a lot of staff just left or its chronically understaffed or has some other issue and people know that so no one applies there. I would still ask to shadow to be sure you aren't missing out on a great opportunity.

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience.

I work LTC and Pediatrics; pediatrics was my mainstay and I do LTC per diem; previously for a number of years I did Rehab and Pedi Home Health (Private Duty), and did just fine.

If is do able. :yes:

Just.Blessed.RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Tele, Psych. Has 2 years experience.

I'm so glad this thread was created. I'm interested in bedside and mental health and I've been wondering if these two could be done at the same time, part time and full time respectfully... and advice or thoughts are greatly appreciated!