I have a trauma icu, level one trauma center interview. Please provide tips.
Aug 17, '12
Well interview was laid back very general. I got the job offer just trying to figure if it is right for me considering I am a new grad.
Aug 22, '12
What makes you wonder if you are right for the job? Have you had any TICU experience? Did you feel comfortable with the staff? Just thought I would comment to get your thought process going
. I myself am starting in a STICU in a level 1 trauma center soon too (fingers crossed).
Aug 22, '12
Well I am new to the hospital as I am relocating for the job. I have no TICU exp. I enjoy reading about trauma. I feel very comfortable with the trauma program director/manager of the unit. I met one staff member. I did have a trauma step down rotation and worked on that floor as a tech twice.
The anxiety and self doubt comes from thinking about all those med drips, not reacting fast, CODES, lots of lines for med administration, how much I have to learn as far as just being a nurse let alone an ICU nurse.
Nov 18, '12
Advice...I started fresh out of nursing school in a trauma/neuro icu. Do NOT do it! Give urself time to learn! Even if it is just a few months in a PCU or the floor. Try an ortho floor if u really want some stable trauma experience.
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