Today was … odd. My second day at the new job and I was on my own. I had the others come in and help when I asked but it was mostly just me. I didn't mind though, I picked things up quickly and handled everything with an easy calm. But I felt odd all day, like something was off. I felt restless as well, not because I was bored, there was a constant stream of work. Answering the phone, booking things onto the system, faxing this or that to other departments/hospitals and sorting out patients as they came to the clinic. But I still felt off. Then I realised as I was walking home that I was probably because the environment was so completely different to A&E where I used to work.
I'm used to having to do tons of work, feeling a constant rush of adrenaline as I'm told there's another urgent task. Having to deal with a huge range of people in the fast moving department. Neurophysiology is nothing like that. Everything is planned out and everyone is really nice and helpful. (there were some in A&E who really weren't …).
I'm not really sure what I'm trying to say here, but I think my new job is better than my old one. But it's going to take some getting used to.