Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Job

So since I have been at my job for a few months now I thought it might be a good time to share how I feel about it. Truth be told, I love my job. I enjoy the girls I work in the office with, I think I work for a great doctor, and the hours are fairly awesome. I can admit that all through school I just assumed I would be working at the hospital in the Labor and Delivery Unit. I love pregancy and delivery and all that sort of stuff. It seemed like the perfect place to work and I knew it would be something I would enjoy. As school came to an end and the need to hunt for a job became a reality Barry and I began to realize that working 12 hour shifts would not work with our family and I was somewhat sad to think I would not get to work with the moms and babies. Just after school got out I took some time off to simply enjoy my kids for a while, I didn't even open a book for a whole week. Then it was back to the grind again as I studied for the NCLEX. I passed my boards in September and began to look for a job. I really didn't look that hard in the beginning because I was enjoying being at home so much. Then came October and the news that with the down turn in the economy that Barry would not be getting any more overtime. After reviewing our finances over the weekend we knew the time for me to go to work had arrived. I started looking for a job more agressively that Monday. On Thursday I was interviewd and hired at Dr. Hopkins office. It felt like such an answer to our prayers. It may sound silly but I had been praying that I could get a job that had the hours we needed plus some of the hospital nursing experience that I wanted. Dr. Hopkin is a family doctor as we cover everything from peds, to OB, to geriatrics, he even has a fantastic weight loss program. I get to go up to the hosptial with him sometimes to deliver babies, the other day I saw him deliver a 11 lb 1 oz baby (by c-section of course!). I get to give all kinds of shots and draw blood. I even get to do IV's when I work on a scope day. The stress is usually quite low and its' fun to get to know the patients when we see them on a regular basis. There have been some interesting things happen and sometimes you learn more about a person's life then you ever wanted or cared to know but often thats when we laugh the hardest. Anyway just thought I'd let you know that things are going well here at the office (I'm actually at work waiting for the drug reps to bring us lunch as I type this). Also I'll post more news about Cassidy as we recieve it. Thanks for all your prayers as always the are being answered!

1 comment:

Holly Rice said...

Glad to hear your job is going well. I really hope Cassidy will be fine. You will have to keep me posted.