I am looking for advice on how to leave a position as smoothly as possible. I transferred to an icu position 4 months ago. I had a shortened orientation period of three weeks compared to the three months for new grads because I have previous icu experience. Although I have worked night shift in the past, this time I am experiencing moderate depression working nights. I feel so crappy every night I work. I am being given the easiest patients so I rarely have enough to do. I spend most nights staring at my phone and find it tedious. I miss the business and purposefulness of day shift so much.
There are team leader nurses who have a lot of control on the unit. I find many of them to be unnecessarily rude and unsupportive when there is a problem. I have had a couple of minor issues and felt totally thrown under the bus both times. I watched another nurse, who has always been so kind and hardworking when I work with her, cry half the shift because a team leader criticized her so harshly. I would not want to have a real issue arise on this unit, 100% sure I would be treated horribly.
It is just not a good fit for me all around. Of course I feel bad about leaving. At least they didn't spend a lot of money orienting me compared to all of the new grads. They are orienting five more new grads now. At least I can offer to leave in three months when they get off orientation so they are not too short staffed. I am looking at travel positions now and won't resign until I secure one. I would appreciate any constructive feedback and advice you can offer. I am hoping to handle this process as professionally as possible. I just don't think any job is worth feeling this bad.
Thanks in advance,