ED Interview - page 2

Hello everyone! I am new to this group but have been enjoying your posts very much:rotfl: I have an interview tommorrow with the NM of the ED where I currently work as a Neuro RN . Neuro is my 1st... Read More

  1. by   np2b
    Oh! And I never answered kitty's questions: I did my practicum in an ED (academic hospital, without the heavy-duty trauma), and am just about to wrap up my critical care clinical at a military hospital (ICU and ED). I also got into nursing by volunteering at a children's hospital for a year and a half. So, I've been around this stuff a bit, but am still sometimes overwhelmed by how much I still don't know.
  2. by   akvarmit
    WooHoo! I just got work that I got the ER job that I applied to tranfer to :hatparty:

    I'll have to work out my current schedule on my unit - but I expect I'll start beginning of May. So, till then, I'll be turning the pages of my Sheehy's Principals and Practice text!

    I look forward to chatting with you all about orientation!
    Dawn
  3. by   np2b
    I got the job I wanted! Hooray!

    In the end, the interviews weren't all that bad. At the hospital that I will be joining, I didn't get asked a single question by the woman who interviewed me in person...I had to sell myself when I could. However, they did have me take a 30 minute, telephone, standardized "TalentPlus" interview with an HR rep that asked me a zillion questions...from "do you work well under pressure?" to "do you ever find yourself thinking of what a person will say before they actually say it?" to "rate your dependability on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest." Apparently, this company asks questions that try to determine whether or not the applicant is a good match for the particular specialty. (And I guess I was!)

    Anyhow, thanks again for all of the help...I am so thrilled that I'm going to be working at my first choice in hospitals!
  4. by   Stitchie
    Congrats to those of you who got the jobs you wanted in the ED. I'm new at it too, two more weeks of orientation then they cut me loose.

    How exciting!
  5. by   akvarmit
    :spin:
    Well...deep breath...tomorrow is my first day of orientation in the ED. I have made note of all the suggestions and tips from various threads on this site. I will have my notebook in one pocket and my cardiac drug book in the other. (Like a gunslinger)
    Wish me luck!
    Dawn in PA
  6. by   RNin92
    Quote from DVarmit
    :spin:
    Well...deep breath...tomorrow is my first day of orientation in the ED. I have made note of all the suggestions and tips from various threads on this site. I will have my notebook in one pocket and my cardiac drug book in the other. (Like a gunslinger)
    Wish me luck!
    Dawn in PA
    Where are you keeping your valium?
    Just kidding!
    Enjoy it!
    ER is the best place to be.
  7. by   GDog7NYC
    Quote from DVarmit
    :spin:
    Well...deep breath...tomorrow is my first day of orientation in the ED. I have made note of all the suggestions and tips from various threads on this site. I will have my notebook in one pocket and my cardiac drug book in the other. (Like a gunslinger)
    Wish me luck!
    Dawn in PA
    Just remember, if you're ever faced with a loud, obnoxious, foul-mouthed drunken patient.. take a few cleansing breaths and remember: YOU have the power..the control.. and the Haldol and Ativan. Knock yourself out and enjoy your first day!
  8. by   akvarmit
    Hi! Thanks for the cute responses! I got two days under my belt, started a few IV's, drew a bunch of labs, played with the Level I infuser and the art line equipment, stood in on a trauma alert and an emergency intubation coming in from the field. Very COOL.
    I am sooo impressed with the teamwork in the ER. They function so smoothly, it looks like they all share one brain. I know it will take me months and months and months to get to that point.........but I know I need to focus on what I can learn each day and not get impatient with myself. They said I showed more initiative in 2 days than most new-hires........so I'm taking that as a big compliment!
    Dawn
  9. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from Dinith88
    ... jealous ICU nurse waiting for ABC's fisrt installment of "ICU"...maybe then OUR recruitment numbers'd go up....sheesh...
    Good tips provided for ER wannabees. Hahahahahahahahaha!

    No need to be jealous. Think there are lots of us out here looking forward to joining you in the CCU. Hang in there!

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