Did anyone experience this - page 2

I have just returned from the interview, first of all, I was there at about 15 minutes earlier, the receptionist telephone the nursing director, then she came down and said hi to me, then she said to... Read More

  1. by   RNKay31
    Quote from HeatherLPN
    Congrats!
    Thanks Heather
  2. by   Cardiac-RN
    Quote from RNKay31
    The second scenario was, Mr K was found with a hematoma to the left side of his head, what is your nursing action, so I wrote, Pt found with hematoma to left side, V/S stable, no apparent distress at this time, nursing supervisor was notified and incident report was made.
    I know these were just scenarios, but a heads up for when you are on the floor and writing nursing notes: the hospital generally does not want incident reports mentioned in the chart. They should be made and submitted to risk management or whoever, but not put into the chart as a copy or even mentioned. In the event the hospital was ever taken to court, they do not have to provide a copy of the incident report unless mention of it was made in the chart.
  3. by   RNKay31
    Thanks for your input.
  4. by   traumahawk99
    oh, i dunno. this may be a place where you can make yourself valuable very quickly. i wouldn't be so fast to judge it based on this one experience.
  5. by   RNKay31
    Quote from traumahawk99
    oh, i dunno. this may be a place where you can make yourself valuable very quickly. i wouldn't be so fast to judge it based on this one experience.
    Thanks Traumahawk99.
  6. by   ZASHAGALKA
    I agree with one thing: from their perspective, they probably hire most beating pulses, so an interview is not as important as the fact that you applied.

    But, I would not have waited 1.5 hrs to be seen. After 20 minutes, I would have politely informed the secretary that if the hospital remained interested in a potential employment relationship, then they were welcome to call and reschedule.

    I understand that managers and places are busy at times. But, if you schedule the time, you either show up, or you politely defer. You don't keep people waiting. I agree, it speaks volumes to what kind of priority you could expect from the issue you would have ON the job.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Sep 30, '06
  7. by   ERNurse06
    Was this an acute care facility or a SNF? It sounds as if they were very unprepared for and unprofessional to you from the very begining. The interview process is a new one, however, I like the fact they wanted to know what your competancy level is before hiring you. I don't necessarily agree with your notes, you could have been more specific, you never addressed the pt outcome. You addressed the fact of the problem occurring, what your interventions were and notifying the supervisor?? what about the patient is the blood sugar still 48? or not? is the patient responding now or not? I don't know about you but the combination of the way you were treated in the begining and your documentation skills, this place sounds like it's not a good choice, not very organized and when you are not organized you barely holding on to your license. Good Luck!
  8. by   ERNurse06
    Quote from ERNurse06
    Was this an acute care facility or a SNF? It sounds as if they were very unprepared for and unprofessional to you from the very begining. The interview process is a new one, however, I like the fact they wanted to know what your competancy level is before hiring you. I don't necessarily agree with your notes, you could have been more specific, you never addressed the pt outcome. You addressed the fact of the problem occurring, what your interventions were and notifying the supervisor?? what about the patient is the blood sugar still 48? or not? is the patient responding now or not? I don't know about you but the combination of the way you were treated in the begining and your documentation skills, this place sounds like it's not a good choice, not very organized and when you are not organized you barely holding on to your license. Good Luck!
  9. by   RNKay31
    Quote from ERNurse06
    Was this an acute care facility or a SNF? It sounds as if they were very unprepared for and unprofessional to you from the very begining. The interview process is a new one, however, I like the fact they wanted to know what your competancy level is before hiring you. I don't necessarily agree with your notes, you could have been more specific, you never addressed the pt outcome. You addressed the fact of the problem occurring, what your interventions were and notifying the supervisor?? what about the patient is the blood sugar still 48? or not? is the patient responding now or not? I don't know about you but the combination of the way you were treated in the begining and your documentation skills, this place sounds like it's not a good choice, not very organized and when you are not organized you barely holding on to your license. Good Luck!
    Ok Enurse I understand the facts about the notes, but we all know that an interview can be a time for anxiety to show up, I already finish the nclex, and just to throw these things right at me in an interview, oh I was not at all prepare for this, I do write a perfect nurse's notes, but I was very uncomfortable with the interview anyway, thanks.
  10. by   DolphinRN84
    Quote from RNKay31
    Ok Enurse I understand the facts about the notes, but we all know that an interview can be a time for anxiety to show up, I already finish the nclex, and just to throw these things right at me in an interview, oh I was not at all prepare for this, I do write a perfect nurse's notes, but I was very uncomfortable with the interview anyway, thanks.
    I understand the mistakes you made in the nurses notes and people on here correcting you on this..but i definitely agree with you on this post, Kay. I've never heard of such a place where they actually give you scenarios during an interview. I mean didn't they teach us how to write notes in nursing school? I think it's unnecessary in an interview and kind of a waste of time. It's a shame they kind of put you on the spot like that. Your preceptor can help you with that. I'm glad you got another job! I'm still looking unfortunately Not giving up though..i need to work!!! But congratulations on your new job and God Bless.
  11. by   RNKay31
    Thanks Lena, but I do not like it, am looking for something else, hoping you get something soon, wishing you the best
  12. by   DolphinRN84
    I'm sorry you didn't like it. Hope you get something soon too. Wishing you the best as well.
  13. by   RNKay31
    Thanks Lena

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