Yet another dilemma
Let me start by saying that I love my job, however recently my job has become far less about patient care and far more about shifting people to the main wards of the hospital in what is perceived as being a timely manner, patient care be dammed.
I have always wanted to work in the emergency department and there is a job going there right now. I have started filling in my application. It is the job I have always wanted. If I go there I will have a lot of the same problems I have now, life will still be about moving patients to the wards and I will still work 12 hour shifts that might knacker me physically, but it will be the job I have always wanted and one step closer to my place on that trauma team!
There is also a job in the homeless health unit which I think would be a fantastic job for me. I have a genuine interest in health inequalities in the homeless population - it is actually what I wrote my report on for my bachelors degree and I think I would really enjoy the job. It is Monday to Friday 9-5 which might actually help me with the pain related struggles I am having after my current twelve and a half hour shifts, but it would also mean a pay cut of at least a few hundred pounds a month and only two days off a week. It would mean I would be home at tea time every night and might stand a chance of a full nights sleep between shifts though.
There is another job going in what is being described as 'primary care out of hours' I am not 100% sure where the job is physically but I assume it is in one or more of the out of hours GP services in the city, one of which is within walking distance of my house. Now I have never actually been particularly attracted to the role of a primary care nurse but something about this job being out of hours only and therefore dealing with slightly more urgent cases than you would at a regular GP surgery makes it a bit attractive. Its listed as weekends only but does not say how many hours it is. It could potentially mean working every Friday and Saturday night which is actually ok with me. it would mean I would keep my unsocial hours enhancements, but it might mean that I need to pick up an extra shift on the bank every week if it is only two nights a week but this wouldn't be too hard to do.
I have no idea what to do here. I guess I could apply for all three, I mean there is no guarantee that I would even get to the interview stage for any of them, although it is likely they would at least interview me for the A&E one since I already work in emergency medicine. But what if by some stroke of luck I get offered two or even all three of the jobs? What one would I pick? OMG I have no idea what to do.