Well, after almost 90 days, I have pretty much come to the conclusion that I really really hate my new job.
I’ve done this Emergency Nursing for ten years and have never been expected to work under the conditions they have on a daily basis. My last day at work we had 50% of the nursing staff call out, so we had to work extra hard, but nothing got done well and I stayed behind 2 hours catching up on charting.
That is not the way I want to work. It is dangerous, and it has me feeling actually depressed. I am in total fear of losing my license.
I spent the last two days off essentially moping about the house. I am really feeling miserable, don;t want to run, or take photos, or anything. I applied for 2 jobs and contacted a bunch of places. No one will really talk to you unless you fill out an application. Filling out the application takes about 2 hours each time. In a stroke of luck, I did find an Infection control job that I think I meet the criteria for. I applied. I know today that I have passed the first hurdle, in that the application made it through recruitment, and is now at the Department Head’s Desk. They said I’d hear next week. It’s a long shot. I really would prefer to do Infection control/prevention. But it’s a very tight field. And I technically don’t have experience, but….I met all the requirements they stated. There are classes that one can take- I just found out about them today, but the ones that are coming up are in places like Illinois. I have no problem going to Illinois and paying for a class, but I have to know it would actually get me a job in the end….
I’ve even been thinking of moving over to the Space Coast area. I love to go over there all the time anyway, so I just might. There are a few jobs, plus a brand spanking new hospital set to open in 2011….a small one.
The only other thing I have done was get the MRI on my ankle. It was really a fast MRI, only about an hour. I’m not a fan of the contract dye injection, especially because the tech missed my horse sized vein…ah well. He was not the greatest of pokers, but then again, at times neither am I. I get the results on Friday. The tech said he didn’t see much of anything, but of course, he is the tech and I am not really sure he always knows what he is looking for. The physician told me she wanted to see if a certain area “Lit up” with the dye….so we’ll see. All I know is that there is pain.
My cholesterol got checked and it’s a wee bit high at 225. 2 years ago at this time it was 175, so something has changed! I’m going to be watching my diet, and trying to continue to do physical activity. It’s not so easy though when all I want to do is crawl into bed.