I have an interview in a level 1 trauma center, need advice! - page 4

by k-flo | 7,114 Views | 41 Comments

Hello everyone I am currently facing a dilemma and I need some guidance. Today, I received a phone call to go in for an interview next week for a staff nurse position at a level 1 trauma center ER. I can't even say I am a... Read More


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    Well it's done and over with, I think I did pretty well for the most part. Some questions I did hit a wall on but I still answered as best as I could. I got pretty good feedback from the peer interview panel, they said I had a positive attitude and they liked that I emphasized "teamwork". They gave me a pretty good tour of the entire floor and pretty much introduced me to everyone, which I think was a plus. But now I'm playing the waiting game and the suspense is killing me! I just want to know if they will hire me or not!!
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    My jaw literally dripped when I read this. I graduated last May and right now I am fighting tooth and nail for a HOSPICE job. I'm going in for a second interview in the morning. If I was in your position I would be doing back flips! Take the job!
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    We only have a few level 2 trauma hospitals and they are highly competitive, let alone the competitiveness of a level1 trauma hospital. I'm still a new nurse and have tried for 3 years to get an ED position. I was just offered an ED position an I can't wait!!! I told them I would take any shift, expecting to get a night shift. How I ended up being offered a day shift is beyond me but I am incredibly grateful. You'd be silly to not accept whatever opportunity they offer if ED is really what you want.
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    Quote from CorpsmanRN
    I was just offered an ED position ... I told them I would take any shift, expecting to get a night shift. How I ended up being offered a day shift is beyond me but I am incredibly grateful.
    In some facilities, many people would rather work nights due to less interaction with management and a generally more relaxed atmosphere.
    You'd be silly to not accept whatever opportunity they offer if ED is really what you want.
    Claro.
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    In some facilities, many people would rather work nights due to less interaction with management and a generally more relaxed atmosphere.Claro.
    I was thinking something along the lines of people wanting to see more "action", along with the more relaxed atmosphere. We'll see how it goes!
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    Just wanted to say I got the job! Any advice for a new grad in the ED?
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    A ton.

    Get a copy of Sheey's Manual of Emergency Care - fabulous reference book. I actually bought a copy for my kindle as well as the hard copy.

    Get a copy of Jean Proehl's Emergency Nursing Procedures. I also have hard and ebook of this one, too

    Wor,k hard, ask questions, do much more than is expected.

    Get to the the docs and ancilliary folks as well as the nurses.
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    A ton.

    Get a copy of Sheey's Manual of Emergency Care - fabulous reference book. I actually bought a copy for my kindle as well as the hard copy.

    Get a copy of Jean Proehl's Emergency Nursing Procedures. I also have hard and ebook of this one, too

    Wor,k hard, ask questions, do much more than is expected.

    Get to the the docs and ancilliary folks as well as the nurses.
    Thank you! how about interpreting EKGs? I feel like nursing school did not do a very good job in that area, do you know where I can find some help with that?

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    Quote from k-flo

    Thank you! how about interpreting EKGs? I feel like nursing school did not do a very good job in that area, do you know where I can find some help with that?
    Flexed.com they offer 12 lead classes

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
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    Quote from k-flo
    Thank you! how about interpreting EKGs? I feel like nursing school did not do a very good job in that area, do you know where I can find some help with that?
    Two books by Tomas Garcia MD A book by Malcolom Thaler I don't care for Dale Dubin's book And the "Incredibly Easy" books sux.


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