Offered two jobs this week and flattered, but stumped.

  1. My nursing hx consists of 7 years in MICU/SICU and teaching nursing clinicals some semesters when I want to take a break and only work 2 days/week in ICU. I am PRN with no w/e commitment and 1 holiday/year.

    I was approached and heavily recruited by the cath lab director last month. As wonderful as the job sounded, I couldn't take it because I live too far to take a mandatory call position. Same director called me yesterday and asked me is I would like the CPRU position that just opened. Three days/two days per week rotation, 6a-6p, no holidays, no weekends, no call. I could keep my PRN status in ICU as well for my third day every other week.

    This sounds like a good deal in that turnover rate is almost nonexistent in CPRU.

    Also got offered a full time, M-F job as a nurse case manager of a tele floor. Again no holiday or w/e commitment. Jobs in this dept. hardly ever open up, but my friend who is also the director of case management asked me first.

    I know I have to decide on my own, but which would you take and why? I really should have a decision made by Monday so I don't keep these directors waiting. Thanks for any guidance you can offer.
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  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    I don't know what CPRU is.

    I would go with the clinical spot. Case management has got to be boring and frustrating.
  4. by   nursalicious
    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    I don't know what CPRU is.

    I would go with the clinical spot. Case management has got to be boring and frustrating.
    CPRU is the Cardiac Preparation and Recovery Unit. It is where cath lab/EP lab patients are prepped and recovered for their procedure.

    I'm thinking your case management statement above may have some truth to it.

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