I'm new to California and thought I would look in to my options as far as Travel/Contract nursing. I interviewed for a position today and was told to be prepared to float multiple times per shift. That just doesn't sound safe to me.. has anyone had experience with this?
Jan 7, '12
That doesn't sound safe, or fun. It may also suggest an environment of short-staffing, where you'll be ping-ponged around as patient census varies throughout the facility.
Jan 9, '12
Sounds awful. And I love to float!
It only makes sense if perhaps they do not want you to do direct patient care, but to just assist the patient's nurse? Do dressing changes, start IV's, get vitals, transport, etc., or just watch a patient while the nurse is at lunch or on break.
Jan 11, '12
What facility? If it's a Kaiser facility that seems to be the norm!
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