I am a new grad in an large city area with little job prospects. I have been applying and interviewing just outside my metro area, so both of these job will require a commute. Here is my dilema:
My goal is to get several months experience so that I can then get a job in my immediate area.
The first job is at a huge teaching hospital in the Lung Diagnostic Center. It involves pre-op, intra-op with conscious sedation, and post-op for bronchoscopy. There will be critical care training and cross training in other areas in the unit. It is 4 8's, no nights, weekends, holidays, or call.
The second job is a med-surg floor 3 12's at a smaller regional hospital with 99 beds. The hospital is small, but fairly comprehensive in services offered and is growing a lot.
Which job would be best for me to be able to gain experience and join the workforce at in my city at a later date? My concern is that working in the specialty department in Lung Diagnostic may limit the jobs which would consider me for a floor nurse position later because they may not consider me to be experienced. On the other hand, would there be plenty of job opportunities for me with the experience I would have from Lung Diagnostics and what would they be? At this point, my goal is to choose the job that will offer me the best experience for finding another job later.