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K+MgSO4 has 12 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Surgical, quality,management.

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I have had a conversation with my DON today.  There is going to be a restructuring  and she has asked me to take on the problem unit.  The current manager will be moved to a smaller unit that has less beds and less acuity and she can finish her career there... My current unit will be split up - the medical patients staying put and the medical  division will take over the unit and the medical division, the surgery patients being moved to another unit within my division. 

I am excited about a new challenge as I have been stagnating for about a year bar our EMR implementation plan.  However I am sad as I know some of my amazing nurses will stay with the medical patients as that is what they love. I built this team myself over the last ~4 years and am really proud of what we have achieved.  Some I think will follow me, some follow the surgical speciality that will move within the division. 

I drove home in a daze and my brain is going a million miles an hour thinking about everything I will need to do.  It is a huge challenge as the manager of this unit has been there for 30 years. 

I can't discuss this with my staff yet as the other manager involved is on leave for a few weeks.....so they can't be told without the other unit staff being told.  And, it is all in the near future following the successful implementation of the EMR. 

ARRGH!  Brain meltdown. 

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SummerGarden has 12 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in ED, CM, ICU, MS/MT, Frontline Management.

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Congrats!  Management is dynamic and what is happening for you happens more often then not these days. Many organizations realize if something is not working, they have to make changes now.  The days of old, where managers who perform poorly are still able to continue to do the same poor work until retirement are gone.   Thus, I think it is humane of your organization to have not fired that other manager, rather they gave her a department that was more aligned with her speed and her abilities until she retires. 

Plus, I am happy for you because you see this challenge as an opportunity.   Good luck to you, I think if you are a good manager, many of your team will follow.  Similar to evidence that people don't quit jobs, they quit managers.  I think the opposite is true too, where employees will choose to follow a good manager.    

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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Congratulations!  Since you have to keep the big news to yourself for a bit, your head's all over the place and you have big changes coming up - is there any way you could take some time off beforehand?

A little break might help you get some things sorted before all the big changes.

Happy for you!

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K+MgSO4 has 12 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Surgical, quality,management.

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2 hours ago, TriciaJ said:

Congratulations!  Since you have to keep the big news to yourself for a bit, your head's all over the place and you have big changes coming up - is there any way you could take some time off beforehand?

A little break might help you get some things sorted before all the big changes.

Happy for you!

Think COVID has put pause to the move for now.  The new unit that was to be used is going to be part of the hospitals flex capacity for influx of patients. 

We have our EHR being implemented currently was planning to take time off after that....between everything time off looks like it is going to be past July at this point. 

Thanks for the support xx

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