Can anyone tell me if the California budget crisis(which happens every year) will affect planned new hires for California state facilities? I assume that there is still a hiring freeze but that we are replacing nurses that have been lost to retirement, etc. I guess I could just call the recruiter and ask....I was told I was a top candidate for a small number of positions at NSH for this fall's hiring and wondering if I should be celebrating or not.
Also, what is the actual hiring process, physical and orientation entail?
When I started there was a killing on the grounds. I talked to many ppl who said that assualt was inevitable, that most staff members had been hit or threatened. The personal alarm system did not work in many areas of the grounds, in fact, anywhere outside a unit; and one staff would be assigned to escort 8 patients at a time. Patients were walking around for hours a day outside units, unsupervised. Shanks were found all the time on grounds. Many patients could refuse meds, and this made them more dangerous. I don't feel bad saying these things because it is all true, and the news media is finally covering what happens here. From what I understand there are some changes being made, but I still would not go back. I would rather work in a prison where there is more of an officer presence. Why did I begin working here at all? Because I was desperate; but I guess I am not THAT desperate!
Last edit by cincin1 on May 31, '11
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