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    Job hopping

    I am bit of a job hopper. I have been a RN for 5 years now. My first job only lasted 6 months. It was a horrid med surg job. My second job lasted 2.5 years at pretty good hospital on a tele floor. Then i took a case manager position for a better schedule. I was there almost 2 years. My current job I started in December, but am not happy at all. I am nurse coordinator for CT surgery. I took it for better pay. The job is so boring too much of a desk job and the company culture is horrible. It was not the description I got at the interview. They put my cell phone number on my business cards. I never agreed to be on call 24/7. I am so tempted to start applying at jobs, but don't want hop just yet. I don't want to put I was here for less than a year. I regret leaving my last job so bad. Should I stay at least a year or should I start applying. I don't want to ruin my resume\job history. But if I can get hired at another job and possibly it better than what does it matter? What are your thoughts on this?
  2. annieboo444

    Job hopping

    I am bit of a job hopper. I have been a RN for 5 years now. My first job only lasted 6 months. It was a horrid med surg job. My second job lasted 2.5 years at pretty good hospital on a tele floor. Then i took a case manager position for a better schedule. I was there almost 2 years. My current job I started in December, but am not happy at all. I am nurse coordinator for CT surgery. I took it for better pay. The job is so boring too much of a desk job and the company culture is horrible. It was not the description I got at the interview. They put my cell phone number on my business cards. I never agreed to be on call 24/7. I am so tempted to start applying at jobs, but don't want hop just yet. I don't want to put I was here for less than a year. I regret leaving my last job so bad. Should I stay at least a year or should I start applying. I don't want to ruin my resume\job history. But if I can get hired at another job and possibly it better than what does it matter? What are your thoughts on this?
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    Utilization review CM

    Well it turns out, I had another interview with transplant CM at the same hospital. Pretty confident I got the job. After my interview they sent me an email saying they are sending my info to HR. I so would rather have transplant CM than UR. I am so excited to start something new! ! I will still get patient interaction, and 6 months of training! After going on the second interview with the UR I probably would of turn the job down because it seems like I wouldn't like that job.
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    Utilization review CM

    Omg I am so excited but trying not to get that excited if I dont get the job but I can't help it!!! Lol. So I went on a interview today for CM UR. Don't know really anything about it. I am a Tele nurse 3 yrs experience but in serious need of a m-f job to be able to have care for my 7m old son. I know that UR reviews charts and communicates with insurance companies and stuff. The hours, pay and benefits looks awesome, but I don't know how I will do at a desk job and am sad i won't get patient interaction. I can't really stay still. I have a second interview Wednesday. Any go from floor nursing to UR?? If I get offered I can't say no because I don't really have anyone to watch my son for weekends and the long ass 12hr shifts.
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    interested in dialysis

    I have always been interested in dialysis since I started nursing. I have been a tele/med surg nurse for about 2 and half years. I have applied a couple of times but never get hired. I have had 2 phone interviews with davita but I think they give every one a phone interview as their screening process. I am going on maternity leave in about 2 months and really don't want to return to my floor. I want something new! Any suggestions on how to get a dialysis job? Also what is the day like in a chronics?
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    Should I use SBAR when rounding with doctors??

    I have tried to use the SBAR and a doctor told me one time just tell me what you want lol. I was recently asked for the first time in over 2 years as being a nurse to give the doctor a SBAR lol.
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    tired of the hospital

    I have been a RN for over 2 years. I have only worked in 2 hospitals. My first job I only lasted 6 months doing med-surg and I am currently at another hospital doing tele/pcu I have been at for about a year and half. I am so tired of the hospitals. I am tired of the long 12 hour shifts that are really 13 hours. I feel like it is the same thing over and over. Not enough staff, patients are never happy, administration all about patient satisfaction, and get though discharges out ASAP. I always knew the hospital wasn't for me from the beginning but I wanted to get my experience in. I feel 2 years is good enough. I am pregnant currently and after maternity leave I don't not want to go back. I was thinking home health, rehab, dialysis, wish I could get into a PACU but those are hard to get it in. What do yall think is a good job outside of floor nursing? I did have a prn job with a home health company for about a month. It did not work out because the company was so unorganized and didn't train me properly. I do feel like if I got proper training and a more organized company that I would be happy doing home health.
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    New to Home Health

    I have some RN hospital experience a little over a year and half. I am tired of the stress of hospital nursing. I am starting a new home health job as prn once a week. If I like it I will want to go full time and leave hospital completely! I am so excited and hope I like it! I know the charting is going to be hard to get used to. It took me a while in hospital to get fast. I am so fast now it only takes like 20-30 min to chart hardly ever have to stay late for it now! I also know the driving might be annoying. I am worried about what if I can't start an iv or drawl the blood or get the Foley in because it seems like you don't really have anyone to help you or ask questions which at the hospital there's always help!! Any suggestions or advice for me starting this new job???
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    For new nurses who hate their first job there is hope!

    All I said was looking for a better opportunity. Although he did used to work for the same hospital system that I was at and knew how bad that hospital system was getting after being bought out by tenet. So he didn't hound me with questions on it. Guess i was lucky Lol but in texas they need nurses bad too.
  10. I am 7 months into nursing. To start off I hated my first nursing job. I had anxiety almost everyday going in. I dreaded going to work. I felt i couldn't quit because I wouldn't find another job or would let them down. It was a horrible med surg unit with 6pts no free charge and hardy any help ever. The 6pts were every needy, and sometimes almost all of them were total cares. Morning meetings were moring beatings about threatening to write everyone up if they dont do this or that. No support for nurses what so ever. I only had 6 wks of training on the floor. They were so busy the training wasn't good, they didnt have time to explain or show me details. My preceptor I did like her though. Well at around 5-6 months of experience i decided to start just looking for a new job to see if I got any call backs. And I did at another hospital and I love it there been here for a month. They actually care about there nurses. You call for help 3 nurses show up. Its a tele PCU unit so the ratio is 4-5. It is so much more organized the way things run. People are happy and like their job. They give out rewards for good job! Just letting nurses know that all I needed was 6months experience and they hired me. So just stick out the first 6months your first crappy job and don't be afraid to leave. I was a little scared. Just do your pros and cons, and ask a ton of questions. I am so happy I left and dont regret it all.
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    NURSES

    Most places let you make your schedule, you make them like a month at a time. You normally have to work a,certain amount of weekends. I work 12,hours shifts 3 days a week. Pick up overtime when I want. I am a new nurse and get paid 24.60/hr. I live in San Antonio. I get weekend and shift differential after 3pm 3 more. And weekend 3 more an,hour.
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    Fluid restriction

    End stage kidney disease and acute kidney failure. Kidney patients are almost always on fluid restrictions
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    Going from med surg to telemetry

    I am a new nurse been on a med surg unit for 6months and got a new job going to telemetry unit. I had 6pts on the med surg unit some of them were on the telemetry monitor. I will have 4-5pts on this unit. I floated once to our Tele unit. The patient acuity seemed about the same. I know I will need to learn the cardiac drugs/drips and ekgs. Any. Advice I am a,little nervous because I will only have 2-3weeks orientation! But I am so excited!
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    Input, please? :-)

    Yes the proper way and safest way is to use a gait belt but I have never really seen anyone in the hospital use one,but physical therapy. You can always tie a sheet and use it as a gait belt too. Everyone just bear hugs and transfer that way, but if you don't feel safe get the gait belt you don't want the patient to fall.
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    new nurse finally feeling confident!

    So I am a new nurse about to finish my 6th month. The first 4-5 months of nursing was hell. There was some days I literally felt like I choose the wrong career, and hated it. I hated feeling so incompetent and making stupid mistakes. Feeling like I could barely handle my patient load. There days I would come home crying because i felt so overwhelmed and would make stupid little mistakes and beat myself up about it. Now I feel so competent and confident. I catch other nurses mistakes now too. I can handle my patient load. I love helping people and at the end of,the day when your patient tells you thank you and you are a great nurse it feels so wonderful. I am still learning a lot and have a lot more to learn but I am glad I choose nursing. Just for new nurses out there you can get through those first rough months just don't give up!
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    Why is Med-Surg so hated?

    I work med surg and like it. But yes it is all time management! We get 6pts and if something happens to one calling a rrt or something like a doctor writing 3 pages of orders it can take up a lot of your time and put you behind! Or they give a crappy assignment like all total care pts.