Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Orientation

I started my new job and the first 2 weeks are orientation, 3 weeks in the classroom total. For all of you stable employees who aren't job hoppers like me, that means you sit in a classroom and listen to people talk ALL day long. I am brain dead, totally fried, and any semblance of creativity is shot to h---.
My mind may re-enter my body at a later date but it is more like a scrambled egg at the moment.
We haven't done anything hard yet. I hope by the time I actually have to start learning intensive care skills that I am not drooling and in a catatonic state. That would not inspire confidence from the patient, to have a strange drooling nurse looking them over.

I suppose that having an orientation of this length is beneficial for employment retention, no one in their right mind would want to go through it again.

On the other hand it may cause permanent damage.

10 comments:

Grandma J said...

Good luck with your new job. Sounds like the orientation is intense. Much better than winging it. Hang in there!!

Flea said...

Oh what fun! I had a two week orientation for my hospital job and LOVED it. Of course, I'd never worked in the medical field and it was all very new to me, so I soaked it up! Enjoy your week. Bring a small mirror and see who you can annoy with it. :)

Heidi said...

Good Luck my dear friend - I hope this proves to be somthing you LOVE!!! not the classroom part, but the rest of it part! *hugs*

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I like orientation that has a human in it... the ones where they hand you 49 videos and expect you to sit and watch them on your own and 39 of the 49 are on infection control the other 10 on HIPPA... I can feel my eyes rolling back into my head just thinking about it.
Good Luck!

Karen said...

Ugh, sounds horrifying. Hopefully the actual job is sooo much better.

Life with Kaishon said...

Good luck! I hope the remainder of it goes quickly and you can get out there with the patients where you love to be!

Linda said...

Where you working, sugar? I thought you didn't want to work ICU.

Angela said...

All the best with your new job!!My neighbor is a nurse and she is in Florida as of right now, doing some nursing for a few months.

farmlady said...

You can do this! I have faith in you. Just never let them see you sweat and for heaven's sake..., don't drool.

Susiewearsthepants said...

Good luck! I hope everything goes well and you are happy at your new job.