I work as a staff nurse in Med-Surg/Coronary ICU. Yesterday my nurse manager told me that a job was posted on the hospital's job board. She was told to tell me that I should apply--so she told me about the posting (which I'd have never seen because I just came in to drop off the schedule and then I'm off for 13 days).
The position is for NURSE RECRUITER, a new position for our facility. Steady daylight, salaried, Mon thru Fri. Involves promoting the hospital at job fairs and local schools
. Involves coordinating with the schools who have students at the hospital. Also just learned it involves interviewing ALL nursing staff (RN, LPN, CNA) that apply to the facility. In other words, lots of human resources stuff (I do have a business background from prior to my nursing career so I'm not foreign to it).
So I put in my bid, figuring, hey, nothing happens fast in this place. I've got time to think about it. They called me within an hour of placing my bid. Got an interview tomorrow. Ack! Now what?!! Scares me to think of not doing patient care and leaving my unit.... But....gee, steady daylight...real people clothes...no holidays or weekends...
Any words of wisdom from my fellow nurses? I'm getting palpitations now....
Oct 5, '01
Had the interview today! They have very big plans for this position. Recruiting for the hospital, the nursing center and the hospice. Corroboration with the nursing schools
and all the contract work, etc., with student nursing. Tracking trends (how many interviews, how many resignations and why, etc. etc.). All the nursing interviews. Job Fairs. Retention efforts. Also, they hope by having an RN in Human Resources that the position would serve as a 'bridge' for communication. Much more--my head is spinning!
I could also still work a few shifts in ICU to maintain my technical skills and nursing knowledge, at my convenience. Nice pay increase. Did I mention no night shifts
? And the pay I would receive for working on the unit would be $25/hr (which is $6.50 more than what I make now).
They have a few more in-house people to interview. They want to make decision ASAP....yeesh, I hate the waiting part! My nurse-manager told me she thinks the job is mine but...I got wait and see. Ack...I want instant gratification
Last edit by Zee_RN on Oct 8, '01