Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 180: Pickett Road and a New Job Offer


Carried my backpack up Pickett Road, just outside of Calistoga.

Breaking news! I was offered a new position in the hospital today. Quite a surprise! I was offered a half time position as a psychiatric evaluation nurse. The hospital has decided to create a new position for a nurse (me!) to wander about the hospital consulting on the psychiatric needs of patients. This means I will roam from the ICU, to the medical floors, to the substance abuse floor, to the ER--consulting with patients regarding their psychiatric, pharmacological and emotional needs.

I won't have a patient load. When I am not busy doing consults, I will be free to do groups on the psychiatric unit and just help out as needed. Give lunch breaks. Help with admissions. I also won't have to get up so early, as my shift will be from 1 pm to 9 pm.

The downside is that I might have to make a couple more trips a month to the Napa Valley. But at least they will be shorter stays. And since I will be able to drive down in the morning, I will actually spend fewer nights away from the Homestead, Joni, the girls, the dogs, the cat, the bunnies and (soon possibly) the goat.

I used to be on a psychiatric evaluation team in Colorado. I loved that job and only left it because that hospital was shutting down their psychiatric program. Turns out I am going to get to do that again.

Good news!

5 comments:

greentangle said...

Congrats, Allan. Now you'll be walking while at work too.

Woodswalker said...

Sounds like good news, Allan. Congratulations.

Zeal said...

Congratulations. Sounds perfect.

lph said...

Awesome Allan. Congratulations! If I remember right it was just a couple of months ago when you thought your bosses were out to get you. Maybe they like a man who thinks for himself.

Allan Stellar said...

Thanks guys...

Yes, this one surprised me...

allan