My First week at my new hospital is complete. I didn't do any work on the actual unit, so I have no idea if I am going to like it or not.
I did have a few surprises!
Firstly the hospital is much much smaller than I thought. They are building an addition which will bring them to a total of something like 150 beds. I thought it was a 200 bed hospital. No wonder they often have hold patients.
Secondly, I really never considered the implications of working in a hospital that is actually in my town. I did walk through the unit, and actually saw at least one person who I recognized immediately from the Gym- he is a Paramedic who used to date my trainer. I was never really sure what happened to them so it was a bit of an awkward moment. I imagine I'll have more of them. Hopefully I have not upset anyone that I might be working with.
The computer system terrifies me. It is so so different. And of course I can not find my way around. I do think. though in a week or so I will get things figured out.
Even weirder, they hired another Nurse to work in the ED, and she moved here and now lives Across the breezeway from me, in my apartments. We both seem to get a long, but of course its a little awkward, as I prefer a certain amount of privacy!
So we will see what happens. I start on Monday at 11PM. I hope I am awake enough to learn and also that things go well.