WOW, NEVER in a million years would I have anticipated losing my job. I have been an RN for a large PA Hospital for 25 years. Ten years ago they transferred me to an ancillary clinic 45 miles away to run their Cardiac Rehab Program. I remained a hospital employee but worked at the clinic (the clinic has no RN’s). I sold my home and moved here to be close to my job.
Today the Clinic informed me that because insurance reimbursements have been cut significantly for rehabilitation programs that they need to use my space for something that will make more money and they are closing my program. I am not to take on any new patients and when my current patients are done the program will close (about 8 weeks). There are no RN positions in the clinic so unless I want to drive 45 miles one way to take a job back at the hospital I will be unemployed in about 8 weeks.
I am stunned.
There is another Hospital here in Ithaca, and I am sure I can get a job, I am a very good nurse. But 25 years is a long time and I am 55 years old, I planned to retire from this job in 5 years.