I've been meaning to put together a post outlining some of the issues involved, but just haven't had time. It is not a simple issue. What's more, many many people assume certain permissions/heterim in halachah that either may not apply or don't even really exist. Of course, sometimes the opposite is true and we end up being strict about something that doesn't warrant it. There is no substitute for learning Torah.
If I get around to this, I of course have no intent to paskin or even influence anyone's choices. It would be very important, though, in terms of increasing our application of Torah to our profession and maybe helpful when one goes to ask questions.
YUTorah has at least two very good talks in MP3 by Prof. Avraham S. Avraham "Pikuach Nefesh on Shabbat" and "Being a Jewish Physician". There are obvious applications to our profession. In addition to his experience as a physician in-house, he is an important talmid hacham who was a student of Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach. I recommend his talks by way of spurring some thought and further learning.
Back when universities supplied us with email accounts that limited letters used for text, these sorts or acronyms were common. Bad habit. Sorry.[/quote]
No need to apologize- always glad to learn something new. I am just bad with these- thought LOL was Lots of Luck and used it very inappropriately till it was pointed out to me!!! :-) Purim Sameach to one and all
I wanted to let you know the continuation of my story. I am currently speaking to the manager of another unit that has a lot more weekend staff, so shabbat should not be a problem. Nothing is final yet, but I am so happy that I have another opportunity to work at this hospital. They're Magnet! :-)
Hoping for the best- what you have to do is convince them that you are worth the investment and will prove your worth even if you don't work SHabbatot, be enthusiastic, thoughtful, careful etc. Good Luck
I haven't really started the job hunt yet but I really hope this won't be a problem despite the job market. There are frum doctors' offices that are hiring... but I wasn't really planning on going into office nursing. Interesting how many people ended up in a job/field they didn't think they would enter due to the Shabbos issue... I guess I need to let Hashem run the world.
Hi quick question, has anyone ever been informed that you can work on shabbat being an orthodox jew? I just got hired onto an ICU, and I was informed by a orthodox rabbi that since it is directly saving a life working in a critical care setting, that I can work on shabbat. Has anyone ever heard of something like this? Thank you
Hi Guys! So I just graduated from nursing school (WOHOOO!!!) and I'm looking for a job, but have actually been having a really hard time. Maimonides in Brooklyn told me they dont have any peds or OB positions (what i want) that can accomodate shabbos, Uinversity of Md told me that they want to hire me but cant give me off on shabbos, and Hopkins also said that. I am still waiting to hear back from a few places, but its been really really frustrating when I feel very qualified and there is supposedly a nursing shoratage out there.
So if anyone has recommendations about specific hospitals that are accomodating and how to approach the issue when talking to recruiters (I cant avoid mentioning shabbos since every single interview I have been on so far has asked me directly about fulfilling the weekend/night requirement, and I always mention how super willing I am to work every Sunday/Sat night/legal holiday) but it hasnt helped yet. Then again, I doing Hashem's will so I am sure He will help me out soon!
So, yeah, any advice would be great!!!
just wondering if you ever found something? i'm in md also and the hospital are not accomodating. one recently told me we have lots of request and it just wouldn't be fair; yet i don't know any frum nurses there so maybe they asked for other things and they were just generalizing. meanwhile it seems many of the hospital seem to think prn is not the way to go anymore, not core, not dependable, too expensive and i'm out of work.any thoughts for me would be great. I have lots of various experience as i've worked prn for 20 years but hospitals look at that as prn and not full time despite 3-4 shifts /week