How does this job look? (Repost...sort of)

  1. This past week I got offered a job in my hospital's CPRU (Cardiovascular Preparation and Recovery Unit). In some hospitals that have this unit, it may be called CVRU (Cardiovascular Recovery Unit). Here's the breakdown:

    ~Prep and recover cath lab and EP lab patients
    ~Dayshift
    ~6A-6P (yikes!)
    ~No holidays
    ~No weekends

    I would be keeping my PRN status in the ICU, because the CPRU job is rotating 3 shifts/week and 2 shifts/week. The weeks I work 2 shifts, I'd pick up my 3rd in the ICU.

    So stumped as to whether I should accept the job offer. Job satisfaction is high there. Turnover rate is super low. Anyone work in this area or in a similar unit? How does the job sound? Thanks!

    (Edited to add that I've been and ICU for 7 years and love it, I'm just getting a little burned out and would like to try something new.)
    Last edit by nursalicious on Jun 6, '09
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  3. by   PICNICRN
    I did read your other post and I've gotta tell you that to me- this seems like a great position. No w/e No call No holidays and still with CV ICUish patients. Think about it- most likely less "dirty work" and lifting too. And still with your foot in the door in the ICU. Sound much better than the management position in Tele. Remember this is coming from someone who has never worked in your area before.... for what its worth.... I'd go for it!
  4. by   philanurse74
    It sounds like a dream to me....love the variety and hours!
  5. by   CRNA2007
    Jump on it.
  6. by   nursalicious
    Quote from nursalicious
    This past week I got offered a job in my hospital's CPRU (Cardiovascular Preparation and Recovery Unit). In some hospitals that have this unit, it may be called CVRU (Cardiovascular Recovery Unit). Here's the breakdown:

    ~Prep and recover cath lab and EP lab patients
    ~Dayshift
    ~6A-6P (yikes!)
    ~No holidays
    ~No weekends

    I would be keeping my PRN status in the ICU, because the CPRU job is rotating 3 shifts/week and 2 shifts/week. The weeks I work 2 shifts, I'd pick up my 3rd in the ICU.

    So stumped as to whether I should accept the job offer. Job satisfaction is high there. Turnover rate is super low. Anyone work in this area or in a similar unit? How does the job sound? Thanks!

    (Edited to add that I've been and ICU for 7 years and love it, I'm just getting a little burned out and would like to try something new.)

    Thanks, guys! Jumping on it tomorrow.

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