Discussing salary during an interview

  1. I am a RN in NYC. 6 years of expierence. Im going on my 3rd interview next week. Im going for a hospice position, homecare. Full time also alternating weekends in hospice facility. Ive never worked in home health but I have worked in hospice facility. I have no idea what salary to expect or ask for since this is different. Can anyone give me any pointers. I will be taking a pharmacology exam too. Its a private hospital in Manhattan. Its been awhile since I had to take a test. Ive been trying to look on the internet for some tests to practice, cant seem to find anything. I would appreciate any help you could give. Thank you Got2gorn@aol.com

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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   goldilocksrn
    Salary is very important, so I discuss it in my interviews. I usually save it for the end, when they ask me if I have any questions. I merely point out that I need to be making "x" amount of dollars to pay the bills, and make it clear that salary is not the deciding factor for me in any job hunt. As far as those dumb med tests, don't sweat it. Remember your formula like this: Available divided by want. Ex: Dr.Screwball orders 15mg of Demerol IM. You have 100mg/ml available. How many cc's do you administer?
    Want: 15mg Available:100mg/ml
    15mg.1ml__ = 0.15ml
    100mg
    Dr. Crackpot orders 1000cc of lactated ringer's solution to be infused over 4 hours. How many cc's an hour do you set the pump?
    1000cc/4hrs=250cc/hr
    Dr Imahog decides he wants you to use 60gtts/cc tubing for his IVF. If your IVF is running at 50cc/hr, how many drops a minute are infusing?
    60gtts. 50cc. 1 hr = 50gtts/min
    1 cc 1 hr 60 min
    Oh, the joys of new jobs and med tests!!! Good luck!

  4. by   OC_An Khe
    Not only should you be discussing salary but also all the benefits including pension, time off, and insuance coverages(what you have to pay for). Interviews are two way street, they are evaluating you and you must evaluate them also. Let them know if you find anything lacking or not to your satisfaction.
  5. by   MartyL
    Originally posted by goldilocksrn:
    [B...As far as those dumb med tests, don't sweat it. Remember your formula like this: Available divided by want. Ex: Dr.Screwball orders 15mg of Demerol IM. You have 100mg/ml available. How many cc's do you administer?
    ...Dr. Crackpot orders 1000cc of lactated ringer's solution to be infused over 4 hours. How many cc's an hour do you set the pump?... Dr Imahog decides he wants you to use 60gtts/cc tubing for his IVF. If your IVF is running at 50cc/hr, how many drops a minute are infusing?
    [/B]
    If only my CNO would let me use your stuff to give to new employees as a "pre" for the meds test! I'd use it! Can I?


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