Saturday, October 07, 2006

The newest recruit

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The last several shifts I've worked have been especially looong since we've been dealing with the great phenomenon known as "being short a nurse". When I was charge nurse a few days ago, this was really fun--trying to run around and help those with a heavyload stay SANE, get all their patient call lights answered...meanwhile I somehow finding time to call people at home on their day off with the ever-present question of, "Are you available to come in and work some overtime?". Of course our managers are in the process of interviewing for some new staff, but meanwhile we've all been running through some hectic shifts...

I was folding my freshly washed scrubs this morning while Andrew was doing a bit of work on his computer. Sophie was being very inquisitive about why these soft, warm clothes were commanding more of my attention than she was...and suddenly, I had an *idea* which I immediately put into action....


Aha! Here you go...the perfect non-whining, perpetually-in-motion, faithfully fetching, inexhaustible, a-fuzzy-face-so-cute-even-the-crankiest-old-lady-couldn't-complain....nurse's canine aide! So, instead of an "HA" (or hospital aide as we call them) Sophie could be the next most sought-after nursing recruit, an "NCA" (nurse's canine aide)
Somehow Sophie doesn't look very convinced, does she?

Okay, so this is when I realized I was being far too silly, and really had a massive pile of laundry to attend to (see background) and our newest recruit resigned....guess we're short a nurse again. S'cuse me, I gotta go make some phone calls...

1 comment:

Jen said...

I think you could sell that idea! :)