I'm a critcal care RN working as a float. I only have to commit to 2 days a week (two 12's), and then I usually take 5 days off in a row. I like it. I loveeeee my days off in a row.
Now, I've been offered an ADOC position at large 214 bed plus 15 rehab bed long term care facility(I previously worked at as a nursing aid, and briefly as an RN) which is M-F 7am-3pm. 1 week on call every 12 weeks.
I currently work in the US, and am a Canadian citizen. This will be in Canada.
My questions are: What are the responsibilities of the ADOC? Do you like your ADOC position? Do you feel overworked? Are the benefits good? Do you feel you get an adequate amount of time off?
Pros: I can get a maternity leave, benefits/pension It will be good experience for my career, no more grueling 12 hour shifts, no more cross border commutes, save on tolls.
Cons: working 5 days a week, big learning curve, scary, not sure if even qualified.
Pay rate is similar to my job now. I'm going in on Monday to speak with the current ADOC to get a better feel of what the position entails. There will be three ADOC's all together, I will be the third.
any info, reassurance, advice, guidance,.....thank you!