I have been working as an RN in rural area almost three months. I just got a job.
I applied to rehab healthcare center in Austin, TX a several months ago before I got my current jog and I updated my resume part recently.
Then they offered me an RN position if I can come to Austin immediately. My friend's relative will help me to relocate if I need. 2p-10p is working time. 8hr/day, 40hr/w. $27/hr. It is not so bad. However, I need to take care of about 30residents with 4-5 CNAs during the ****. Director of Nursing says usually their residents are stable, but we never know. I have long term care experience in my country, but I am a little bit scared because I am the only one who makes decision, takes doctor's orders by myself.Good things are I do not need to work on a night sift and I can go to church every week.
They want to get people immediately. DON says next Tuesday is an orientation. I am still in the 90 day probationary period with my current job so I could say I am leaving this weekend, but I think it is irresponsible.
I just started working at med/surg unit to gain my nursing career. I would like to move to convenient area and I have friend in Austin. However, I am not sure it is a good opportunity or not because I think if I start working at long care facility it is hard to get an RN position at the hospital in the future. On the other hand, I like taking care of elderly people and I always respect them.
I need to make decision by tomorrow or ASAP. Before I make decision, I really would like to hear your opinion.
I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time.
Jun 9, '14
The part about having a job but you got to be there by Tuesday is a big red flag.
If your goal is to work inpatient, and you are already working inpatient, why would you want to leave at this time?
Jun 9, '14
You are right. Keep that m/s position
Jun 11, '14
It sounds like you have a lot more questions about this new position. In my experience, the pay does not mean it is a good work place. You need to research turnover rate. The nurse-patient ratio. Good luck in your decision.
Jun 12, '14
Thank you everyone for your advice. I sent email to HR that says I will not accept their offer. The reason why I was thinking about changing a job is due to unstable income. Because of rural area, our hospital does not have many patients sometimes. If they do not have enough patients, they send some nurses to their home. Therefore, our nurses are loosing income. The things happen several times a months.
However, I agree with your opinion. I need to get med/surg experience first.
Thank you for your time and your advice!!
Jun 17, '14
Wise decision!! You will need that med/surg experience as you move forward in your career. I work at a large hospital and wanted to take a lighter, less hectic position at a critical access hospital in a rural area and resign at the larger facility. Well, low and behold, the rural hospital sent me home during my first day of floor orientation because there were lass than 10 patients lying in the beds and they couldn't justify the clocked nursing hours. I wanted a break but that was ridiculous!
Last edit by BSNbeDONE on Jun 17, '14
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