So many changes in my life over the past few months. I went from an unemployed new graduate to a certified, licensed profession with two jobs! Last week I had my first assignment with the staffing agency. I spent a week in a very nice SNF. The problem was, up until last week, I had never set foot in a SNF in my entire life. So it was all new to me. The staff was great, they answered my many questions and helped me through, but I was definitely thrown into the deep end on day 1. I am very proud of how I did there, it took me a day or two to adjust, but by Wednesday I felt I had the swing of it and had my productivity up to the mid 80%'s and finished Friday at 91% (the standard at the site was 90%). I was told that I did a great job, wrote excellent notes and they would request to have me back. That made me feel great about my first experience. However, as would be expected with a staffing agency, I was given no assignment for this week and currently have nothing for next week.
This is where job number 2 comes in. I knew that I needed to have at least some steady money coming in every month and, as luck would have it, I got a call. I had interviewed with a company back in March, but they had no openings for me at the time. Then they contacted me last week with a part time position, Thursday afternoons and Saturdays. This schedule actually works out great as it will allow me to stay on with the staffing agency to fill in the gaps. What is even better?! It is an outpatient pediatrics clinic. Pediatrics. The field that I have been hoping to work in since day one. The field that is so hard to break into. Now here's a company that's willing to crack the door so I can get my foot in there! I am very excited. I go tomorrow for orientation and start treating on Saturday. I'm hoping that this job will be a stepping stone into a full time pediatrics position in the near future either with them or another facility. Either way, I am in the door and I could not be happier about that!