Thursday, April 4, 2013
Sometimes I wish I could just be more decisive!
There is a 12 hour position open in the ER and I’m debating whether or not to take it.
On the plus side…
…it would be another great critical care experience
…my co-workers would be great
…would not have to suffer through the same assignment if it is a tough one
…no dealing with particular mean docs
On the negative side…
…I LIKE the routine of a floor, even though there are definitely blips that happen…in the ER you NEVER know what you will get
…my co-workers right now are great and I’ll miss working with them
…seeing so many people abuse the ER would DEFINITELY frustrate me on a nightly basis I’m sure
…there are some hard-to-deal-with docs in the ER too
I’m also worried about — scheduling (right now I’m pretty much on a two on, three off schedule and I think in the ER it’s more, fill in the hole) PLUS I know that there is a lot more “can you switch with me or work this day?” going on in the ER and I don’t like constantly having to say “no” or looking at my schedule trying to help other people out all the time; training — since I float to the ER often, I’m worried that I’ll get the same shoddy training that I got when I went to all my other units, “oh she’s been here, she doesn’t need much training” and then I’m lost at certain things; comfort — there is something about dealing with the beast you know, rather than the beast you don’t know, “the grass is not always greener on the other side!”
BUT…it would be great experience and with ICU and ER experience I could probably do anything in the future…BUT…what would I do? Would I go to another hospital? Probably not because I would not want to lose my seniority??!! So is it even worth it…what if I try it and I don’t like it?? UGh… see what I mean…so confusing and I just don’t know what to do.
Okay, now I’m off to bed…so tired!