Thank you for the well (whale?) wishes! I'm moving downstairs to the ER next week so I begin orientation all over again, but at least I have the cardiac part of ER pretty well under my belt (I know the basics, can read a rhythm, know cardiac meds, etc).
Regarding moving back to Redding, CA in Telemetry or any other position there simply are ZERO jobs here at either of the two hospitals in town. Census is off about 40% from last year, overtime is forbidden, and even the local college RN grads were offered NO jobs this recent class and it is going to get worse as the economy gets worse.
I'm sorry to share this bad news. There might be RN jobs in other areas (SNF, Rehab hospital, dialysis, etc) but even those are likely to be impacted due to no jobs at the hospitals.
PM me if you have further questions.