My NEW Job!

  1. I posted this in another forum, but thought I'd let you all know. I've been offered a position at a rural hospital in Illinois, and I'M TAKING it! Already gave my notice to current boss, and telephonically informed the hospital that offered the position. Hopefully, I'll start my new position on April 1st or thereabouts.

    MAJOR pay raise, and average of 40 hour weeks (or less). I'll be the chief CRNA at the hospital, and there will be no anesthesiologists. I will not be part of the nursing staff, but will be considered to be part of the medical staff, with all the responsibilties and perks that come with that. I'll have much greater input to treatment of patients outside of the OR, and will get to do some OB anesthesia again.

    I went to the hospital last weekend for a visit and interview, and I loved the place. Small town (about 5000), good staff and good hospital. I was wined and dined all weekend, introduced to a number of docs and nurses. Finally, no more 70 - 80 hour work weeks, no more routine cases scheduled at 8 pm. I get to actually spend some time with my family!

    AND we may have already found a house. Its a 120 year old Victorian with four bedrooms and an office that has been refurbished completely over the last five years. They are probably asking way too much for it, but that's what negotiation is for.


    Kevin McHugh
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  3. by   TheBrainMusher
    Congrats Kevin! I wish you luck in your new position. I am considering going on for my CNRA and I hope that one day I will be able to find a position like your own ... :-)
  4. by   Nurse Ratched
    Kevin - you deserve it. Congratulations! I didn't wish you good luck during your search because I knew you wouldn't need it. Nice work.
  5. by   fab4fan

    Congratulations! It is so nice to see a fellow nurse get the recognition he deserves. And how often do you find a job that pays more, and you work less! The house sounds terrific, too...older houses have so much personality; I hope you're able to negotiate a price that you both will be happy with.

    Good show!
  6. by   Furball
    You MORE than deserve it! The house sounds like a charmer!
  7. by   Sleepyeyes
    Wonderful news, Kevin!! So happy for you and your family!
  8. by   RNFROG3
    Way to go Kevin--Let's hear it for more family time!!
  9. by   nimbex
    Again,,,,, Congrat's!!!! Brag to us when you start, love to hear happy nursing and better hours!
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    wow good luck to you and the family!
  11. by   eltrip
    Congrats! Sounds wonderful!

    Go Kevin! Go Kevin! Go Kevin! Go Kevin!

    Yeah, Kevin! (I'm just so proud for you!)
  12. by   Bambi
    Congrats to you & your family in this new adventure. God Bless You!
  13. by   cactus wren
    Wonderful news Kevin. I was wondering where you had disappeared to as I haven`t seen you post much. About time you got a better work life.. Sounds great. I live in small town, and really love it...I`m just not a city person....Hope the house works out, sounds neat....
  14. by   l.rae
    congratulations kevin! of luck...please keep us posted...............LR