*Desperately need some advice - I hate my new job* - page 3

I apologize in advance, this is a long one - but I would really appreciate some advise from anyone who might be able to offer it. I am a new nurse. Before graduating from school I was working as a... Read More

  1. by   Ash81386
    Mr.DNP23 I worked as an ICU tech for 2 years as well. On our unit the techs doubled as the unit secretary (ours only worked like M-F 8-5!), so we would admit new patients & put their charts together, set up rooms for new patients, answer phone calls, process all the orders... Then we did tech-type work as well, such as all of the accu checks, turning, bathing/cleaning/linen changes (that is mainly night shift though)

    So what is an anesthesia tech? I have never heard of this before.
  2. by   ginnybrickley
    I left a job that I loved to search out home health and trust me there were days i cried my eyes out and then i came to relize that it was a stepping stone and with all the pain and sorry it caused me for 4 months, i am now back at the job i loved and returning to school in the summer to get my RN so sometimes you have to make the best of the bad for a short peroid of time to get what you want. im sorry its that awful but like you said what other choice do you have?? have you thought about another area in nursing such as LTC?? HH? Get some hours with a staffing agency and search some other areas out, you may find you like something better than the hospital.
    good luck
  3. by   LNRN11
    Being a new nurse is always a struggle, especially when you feel like the job you accepted is not a good fit. I was incredibly stressed out when I initially started. I worked on a busy med-surg floor that included ortho and oncology as well. It was absolutely not the job I wanted out of school. I knew I wanted to do ICU, specifically cardiothoracic. I ended up working on med-surg for about 10 mos. and by the end of it, I was so burnt out. I could feel my heart racing when I would ride the elevator up to the floor because I was so worried about what my assignment would be like. Thankfully, I stuck with it for awhile and actually got offered my dream job. You may actually find that, if you stick with the floor you are on, you may gain invaluable experience if you give it a chance. As much as I ended up hating where I was, the staff was great and I really got to hone in on the skills you truly need to practice as a new nurse. If you truly don't think you will gain anything from where you are though, then it may behoove you to get out sooner rather than later. Call HR and explore your options. Good luck!
  4. by   Nurse_
    I have problems with dream jobs, like crushes, once you get to know them... they always seem better in your head.

    Best thing is to suck it up, wait six months and transfer. That's all you can really do. You can resign, find a different job but good luck getting a job on the same hospital afterwards.

    Reality is we are always presented with things we don't like, things we don't want to do, and things we think we cannot handle. It's how a person deals with these things that matter in the end. We cannot give up just because day one is bad, we cannot give up just because we don't have our dream position... instead, we fight and strive to get what we want.
  5. by   serenitylove14
    When I was a tech I cleaned pts, helped with adl's, put in foleys, draw blood, turned pts, floated bony prominences, acted as a sitter for 1 on 1s, trache care, mouthcare for vented pts, bathed pts, these were the main things. On occasion, with a nurses who really wanted to teach or trusted me, put in iv's, wound care on pressure ulcers/superficial wounds, assist in procedures. Also, the respiratory therapist would let me help out and taught me a thing or two about Ventilators. I also assisted in a ton of codes.

    Hope this helps...
  6. by   Mr.FutureDNP23
    "So what is an anesthesia tech? I have never heard of this before.[/QUOTE]"

    Ash81386 -There is a LOT more to this job but in a nut shell I basically help the Anesthesiologists and CRNAs all day. Help with intubation, troubleshoot any problems with the Anesthesia machines...blah blah blah. I love it but it is busy, busy work.