Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Woo-Hoooooo!

I got a call last week...random call from the Cleveland Clinic. I was on the couch, drugged and trying to sleep off some pain, but I answered anyway. It was the Pediatric Endocrinology Department calling to ask me if I would be interested in interviewing for a Research Nurse Position with them. {Am I hallucinating or did someone just play a REALLY bad joke on me?} So, I took the bait. "Yes, I would be interested in talking to you more about this position AND how did you get my name? I didn't apply for this."

{side note} I do insulin pump trainings for kids who are going onto pump therapy for their diabetes. The clinical coordinator (Kim) and the NE Ohio sales manager (Kathleen) BOTH gave them my name and thought the position sounded like it was designed for me! {smile}

Today, I went to the Clinic for the interview. If anyone who reads this blog remembers back to February when I interviewed for a similar position with another hospital (the one I currently work for) and you may remember how grueling the process was...8 hours...8 physicians...30 minute increments each, 4 nurses...a lot of waiting...

Today was much different. I went in at 2:30pm met with the department administrator and then was asked if I would like to sit in on a presentation by visiting physician who does lots of research projects on growth hormone. Then at 3pm I went in with their nurse practitioner (who I already know from working on projects for the Camp for Kids with diabetes out here *which was great!*) we chatted it up about the job, about camp, any chit-chat about people we both know. 3:30ish I met the medical Director along with the two nurses and a clinical coordinator {at the same time} and heard more about the position and what it's like to work in their group. As Dr. Rogers (med. director) was talking, I could have sworn I kept hearing him offering me the position but in my mind I just kept thinking, 'he's just talking hypothetically'. Well folks, He wasn't talking hypothetically. He offered me the position ON THE SPOT and asked when I would like and could start. He thought my attitude was a great match for their team! But just to make sure he was really serious, his Nurse Practitioner reassured me he was serious. :)
After a lot of babbling, drum roll please, I GOT A NEW JOB TODAY!
I go back to work on Monday after being off work for 3 weeks and I can give my notice!!!! I can not tell you how happy that makes me in my heart and soul! YEAH!
Woo-Woo! Mama got a new job!

6 comments:

montanawildflower said...

Congratulations!! I'm so very excited for you and you totally deserve this! Hope you are feeling like your self again...and an even better self with this new opportunity. Congrats!

Rita said...

Congrats Coley!! Sounds very exciting :)

steph said...

YEA!!! congrats! i hope you remembered to tell them that you are going to need a few days off in Oct. 5 weeks to go!!!

Nicole said...

It was at the top of the list- Above Christmas! haha

Mo said...

YIPPE SKIPPPIE! CONGRATS!!! We are so excited for you. You deserve this wonderful surprise.
Love you lots....
Mo

Rick said...

Congrats cuz! Hope it is everything you want it to be. Good luck!