This new hospital is a much different environment from the old one. The first several weeks are spent learning every policy and procedure that the hospital has- and they have policies and procedures for everything from pregnancy testing to inserting foley catheters. They want things done a certain way, and they spend quite a bit of time making sure that you know what that way is. I am busy doing online training while I am at home- they pay you an extra 4 hours a week for doing it. So you work your three 12 hour shifts, do your online training, and get paid for 40 hours.
The ED is about twice the size from the old one, with three times the staff. It’s more organized, better managed, and the employees seem happier. On my first day, they presented me with a welcome card that was signed by dozens of the nurses working there.
It will take me a few months to get fully up to speed, but things are much better than they were at the old hospital.