I had an interview yesterday at a hospital for an RN position on an oncology floor and am looking for some opinions. It went well, they even gave me a tour and all the nurses were very warm and welcoming...to my surprise
The evening charge nurse even sat in with the manager to answer any questions I had. I was asked'.... What has been your most challenging situation in your nursing career so far, whether it be with an employee, patient, etc????" I so bad wanted to tell them about my experience at the other hospital with the fetal demise but wanted to keep it professional. They said they'd like to offer me the position but need to check my references...so I don't know if I'll hear from them. Their next orientation is April 1st so we'll see......
Anyways, if you have any input about oncology, please let me know. I will become oncology certified and also learn how to insert ports. They said it's pretty busy on second shift too but that they have an inhouse nurse who just does new "admits" and also a desk nurse who takes care of orders, physician calls, etc., which I believe would be the charge nurse. They are a 25 jbed unit and usually have three team leaders on with 2-3 CNAs. So approximately 8 per nurse, if we are full. They said most of their patients are t6tal care patients also. Does this sound like a lot?