Originally posted by iamme457:
<STRONG>After doing something for me I lay down again for 2 to 4 hours before going back to work that night. That nap before work seems to be my key, I feel refreshed.
I second the nap thing!!! I'm a grouchy man without the nap!
I love working nights, though. Because our small 5 bed CCU currently does not have a Unit Secretary or a nursing assistant, the day and evening nurses are constantly bombarded by the phone calls and other interruptions. Hardly get any interruptions at night!!! YEAH!!
By the way . . . there are two full time night positions available on our CCU unit. The name of the hopsital is Fairview Hospital located in Great Barrington, MA. It's the second smallest hospital in MA. Total potential census for the whole hospital is about 35 beds including the med/surg floor, CCU, maternity, and ER. It really is a very nice place . . . overall, the patient/nurse ratio is quite reasonable, the people are friendly, and the acuity is usually quite reasonable. The reason this hopsital exists is because it services three states in a fairly rural (and rather wealthy)area. The closest hospital is over 25 miles away. Anyone interested?!?!? The pay is reasonable. (Damned nursing shortage!)
Ted Fiebke, RN
[ May 10, 2001: Message edited by: Edward F. ]