Over 12 years of nursing, I have applied to a local psych hospital 3 times. I finally get call back from HR wanting a 2nd interview. What goes on here? I don't recall ever having a 2nd interview with just HR. Now while psych will be a new experience (resume wise) I'm not just chomping at the bits to work in it. But I welcome every new opportunity to advance my mind and career.
Having said this, I assume I have the position. The problem is the 4 opening are all night shifts and when I applied I was super needy of a job to survive. Childcare is my obstacle. Where it wasn't an issue when applying, it is now. The positions are 3 in a row 7p-7a. I am quite familiar with nights. So here's my questions...
1. What will happen at the HR interview? How long does it take?
2. If offered the position, is it polite to ask for time to get in order or confirm childcare to cover this shift?
3.My SO makes great money to support us and our recent financial obstacles are controlled. Should I go for the spot if offered or play the waiting game on the 8-5 shift m-f to accommodate daycare facilities?
4.From my research (no definite answer from the hospital), the pay is way off. Would it be worth it?
5. What would be some appropriate questions I should ask besides the obvious?
I am asking all this from experienced nurses in this predicament, managers, psych nurses, and of course HR folks. Psych isn't in my top 10 nursing interests. I had pressure when applying but don't object to a position of such. The kids get to me. My heart is soft and I don't want to be depressed about work, ya know. This hospital has pre-adol, adol, and adult units. The told me they called me due to my adult patient care background but just might have to float. The place is very close to home and overall seems ideal. However, I don't want to get into this job and be forced to resign due to childcare issues or wages. WDYT??? I am n open book and will be VERY open to ALL comments. Thanks ever so much