My interview went wonderful! I got the job. So did Gina. We'll be working on the same unit/same floor. In fact, the manager seemed pleased that we work well together & has no problem if we want to work the same nights. How refreshing! We both will be working PRN/per diem & the starting rate is $31/hr plus differential. I can't believe it! 9 months out of nursing school & we'll be making over $40/hr. The floor is similar to PCU where we're at now. It's considered a cardiac floor but it consists of telemetry, post-surgical patients (non-cardiac) & overflow of med-surg. We each get our own laptop/cart with meds in it. The floor always has at least 2 techs. The scheduling is pretty flexible, they pay us to take ACLS (mandatory) & other classes if we want. It's just amazing how different it is compared to where we're at now. I cannot wait to see what it's like. I go back Monday to go over all of the necessary paperwork plus get my photo ID. Then they'll give us more info regarding orientation & scheduling. We should have done this sooner!
Now the hard part - approaching the hospital we're at now & getting them to be flexible with our needs. Ideally I still want to remain there part-time in order to keep my benefits & to not burn any bridges. I am checking out getting my own health insurance policy & simply going per diem at both hospitals. That seems like the best option for me. However, until that is set up, I need to remain part-time in order to keep my health insurance. I'll make the call tomorrow & see what happens (fingers crossed).
I'm going out tonight to celebrate with William. It's his 40th birthday also...so a double celebration!!!