I’m just about to walk into week 3. It’s amazing to find a new place to work. Each new place has its’ nuances and differences.
I find that each place has a few people that are challenging to work with that challenge the way in which we are used to working. This comes full circle into relationship building. Most of the time I do awesome at saying “this is what I’d like to do and this is why”. For the first time ever (as I recall) I found someone that didn’t respond to that and has been a bit difficult to work with. However, I have tried to maintain a high road and be respectful. I try to daily go in positive on the day and the work that has to get done. With each case and with each good day I feel the rest of the group becoming more relaxed in understanding that I bring some ability to the practice.
I take every opportunity to tell the person running the board I’m available and ready to work. I come in a little early and set-up my room. I have my coffee early and don’t assume I’ll get out right away for a break in order to get coffee or breakfast. I try to be available and flexible in order to get the work done so others can go home. I don’t ask to get out early assume that I’ll be afforded the same opportunity to either go home or take a break. Most places I go to seem to want to test any new CRNA in case types, personality, proficiency, & the willingness to do within the group.
This all comes down to relationship building and interpersonal communication as much as it is about CRNA skills. A place can usually work with someone that needs a skill or a case set more than they can teach flexibility and good attitude. So, continue to grow in personal development as much as your CRNA development as you continue your journey.