Quote from Tfunke25
I'm a recent LPN grad and haven't taken my boards yet(Im still waiting to be cleared for a test day). I have an interview with Davita on Friday and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me anything I can expect during the process. This is my first interview since graduating and I don't have any other nursing background so any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated. =0)
Great, I am an LPN and was hired fresh out of school last year, I was hired as a PCT then my role changed once i got my license and had my IV therapy certificate.
Tip number one...please dont go into dialysis thinking this will be easy work lol
Tip number two, when they ask what are your questions...ask what your role will be as an LPN, the charge nurse usually does most of the paper work stuff, if you get hired you will understand.
Tip number three if you have children and u live in central florida...the pay is not all that (im keeping it reaL)
Tip number 4 u will either love dialysis or not, and u definitely will know during or after training.
Tip number 5 if hired learn everything you possibly can!!!
Tip number 6 don't let the patients intimidate you or make you feel stupid..you are there first line of communication, if they make you feel small they wont really communicate with you.
Tip number 7 remember how to do an assesment i.e not the one u learned in school with palaptions etc, but listening to lung sounds and heart and feeling for fluid build up etc. this is very important!! i have to go pick my kids up so i have to stop...but good luck! ask me anything else if you want i will reply a little later