|Originally posted by Miss Pie |
Well it's not the teaching as much as it is being in a position of somewhat more authority among my peers, and acting as a resource. The point of this role is to implement best practice and show staff how/why we do things. There are a lot of changes going on at my hospital, and of course everyone has been so resistant to it, so they have created this position to show people how/why the changes will benefit them/patient care etc. There's more to it, but yeah.
It's just gonna be hard to inspire these people - I don't want anyone to resent me, especially being so "new".
I know this may sound corny but always make sure you're not coming too strong at your students and that you think of this difference in hierarchy as situational (they know things you don't, and vice versa). As long as you keep these two things in mind, there should be no problems. I mean...
Being younger than your students is seldom an easy thing though. It's just a matter of time until the know-alls (usually your age) flip out... the only way you can delay this unfortunate event is letting these types participate as much as possible - and being very careful when you correct them, otherwise they'll drag you into unnecessary debates and/or simply wreak havoc.