I graduated this year and landed my dream job in an ED.
I have not had previous ED experience, but was lucky enough to be hired. I was offered two positions in EDs, and took the one for less money, hoping I would be more comfortable there. Unfortunately my orientation has gone nothing short of unwell.
I am currently on my 3rd month of 4 total. I have not felt welcomed at all. I have had multiple different preceptors (like 5+) and was put in assignments that did not have any acuity.
I finally spoke up and got a lot of acuity and the whole assignment given to me at once. (1:6 ratio here) I was obviously a bit overwhelmed with the drastic change. They ended up telling me 2 weeks ago that they did not know if it was a good fit for me because of time management.
I don’t leave things for the next shift and always keep safety as my #1. I have honestly been so discouraged that I’m unsure if I even want to stay in the ED. If things don’t improve they will help me find another position in the hospital. I’m tempted to start applying elsewhere and start fresh.. worried though because I’ve only been here for a short amount of time and that they will know if I need references checked.
The job offer I turned down said I could always have a job if I was unhappy with where I chose. I also feel discouraged from even applying to other ED, as I feel like I’m not cut out for it anymore.
Thank you all for your time