Caffeine_IV replied to purplegal's topic in Nursing
Nope not with my current role. It's a desk nursing job with absolutely no patient interaction not even by phone. For many nurses that is a dream but I dread going to work. It's not a good fit for me.
I don't miss the bedside rush but I would like to be involved with patients. So I'm seeking something outpatient -- day surgery, GI lab, radiology etc.
I have to pick jobs that will work with being a single parent. If I was childless, I'd think I'd like working in critical care or Pre-op.
Caffeine_IV replied to CardiacDork's topic in Nursing
The census is low and there are at least 8 surgeries scheduled and you aren't staffed appropriately
When you do bedside rounds and 3 out of 5 patients are confused/fall risks with no family
When "person who shall not be named" is the charge nurse for your shift
When "other person" is the CNA assigned to your patients
When you get report on a patient who doesn't look great and they say "They've been like that all day".....those tend to go bad
When you start getting report and get called overhead because the assignment needs to be re-done..somebody put "Shannon" on the schedule but she's on vacation
Caffeine_IV replied to Nurse Beth's topic in Nurse Beth
I can relate to this very well! I am working a desk job as a clinical documentation specialist and it is NOT for me. The only thing I like is the flexibility. I have done med surg, hospice, LTC and outpatient radiology. I didn't realize how much I enjoyed patient contact ( not necessarily bedside/acute care) until I was away from it.
6 months before a transfer is pretty good as many places require a year. And you have a good background with your ER and critical care experience.
Would you be able to work PRN once a month? That is what I am doing since I took a non bedside role.
Caffeine_IV replied to Want2BeeRN's topic in Nursing
Working at a department store in the mall. I'm sure it helped me with the customer service aspect of nursing but at $6.25/hr....it was draining.
I was young (20) and pregnant working there and people would frown and look down on me. Even make rude comments.
Nursing has given me so many options and obviously I get paid more than 6.25.
Caffeine_IV replied to EricaAngela90's topic in Nursing
The stories and poor practice would bother me. However I would not want to create an environment where being a team player is frowned upon. I expect that any other nurse on my unit is competent to adjust meds if I am tied up.
So if they are doing it incorrectly, they need some education. That benefits everyone.
Caffeine_IV replied to OhioMary's topic in Nursing
My coworkers are not that pushy. I always get asked and when I decline, that's it. I do appreciate being included as you never know when I might want to indulge.
I would just continue to decline politely. I'm not making up anything just because I don't want pizza, subs, Mexican, doughnuts etc.