I am a relativley new grad.(RN) I worked in a PCU unit right out of school for 6 months and had a really bad experience. I quit after 6 months. I found a job in Parish nursing and have been out of the hospital for the last year. The pay was not very good but I was scared to death to go back to the hospital. I am now biting the bullet and have applied at a local hospital for OR. I was hired -my questions are many...
Should I ask for a new nurse preceptor ship? Since I have been out of the hospital i am scared all my skills have been lost!
I let the head of OR who hired me know that I am new. HE did not even give me a tour or anything just said your hired.
The hours are 7am to 3pm - every nurse I talk to tells me not ever will I get out at 3pm. There is also the issue of being on call.
He stated to me I would be on call 1 day a week and 1 weekend a month. Every nurse I talk to states that is bull. I will be on call all the time.
I am a single mother of a 7 year old and do not want to be on call all the time.
What questions do I need to ask- I know nothing about OR - do I need special training? As far as I know they do not train for OR specfically. Any and all help will be appreciated
new OR hire