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joansmith1 has 7 years experience.

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    Help with leaving a per diem job

    I have a very new per diem job that isn't what I wanted nor expected. I've found another perm job within the organization that I want to apply for however I would have to inform my manager (per policy). How bad is it to want to change jobs so quickly (one month)?? I don't know how this would be perceived. Would the manager/organization view it as better to salvage the time and money training me by having me move elsewhere? Or would I be perceived badly for wanting to change so quickly? I don't want to make waves by telling my new manager that I don't like the position and it wasn't what I was told it would be. I'd rather just exit gracefully.
  2. I have a very new per diem job that isn't what I wanted nor expected. I've found another perm job within the organization that I want to apply for however I would have to inform my manager (per policy). How bad is it to want to change jobs so quickly (one month)?? I don't know how this would be perceived. Would the manager/organization view it as better to salvage the time and money training me by having me move elsewhere? Or would I be perceived badly for wanting to change so quickly? I don't want to make waves by telling my new manager that I don't like the position and it wasn't what I was told it would be. I'd rather just exit gracefully.
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    What's it like to be an RN in California?

    I worked in healthcare in CA before I was an RN. In another state now. In general, RN's in CA have better working conditions because of the ratios and mandated breaks/lunches. However, it is my understanding that some employers shortchange their units on CNA's because of this. So while you may have a smaller patient load, you may be responsible for more patient care tasks. So ask about CNA staffing on your unit. Some hospitals are union, some are not. In general, the pay in CA is better because the cost of living is higher (as are CA state taxes).
  4. Been an RN for about 8 years. Recently changed jobs going from one major hospital system in my city to another major hospital system (tele/obs floor on both). Every single thing in the new hospital is different...the charting, the equipment, the physical environment, workflow, absolutely everything. The charting is 100x more detailed and complicated. I feel like a new RN rather than someone who is experienced. The turnover, pace, and patient load is more than I'm used to. They have a million protocols, pathways, and processes that I've never experienced. To say I feel stupid is an understatement. I feel like I'm utterly out of my league here. I have no idea what's going on with any of my patients because the pace is so great that once you get report, you are running non-stop for at least the first 8 hours and have no time to read or retain anything. On top of that I feel my orientation hasn't been managed properly, my main preceptor makes me feel dumb, and my stress and frustration is becoming evident which makes me look bad. At this point I have no idea how I will ever learn all this. I just don't think I'm good enough for this place. I feel my previous experience hasn't prepared me enough for this yet I'm an experienced RN so there is an expectation that I know what I'm doing. If you've experienced similar, how did you cope/adjust/bring yourself up to speed??
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