Got the Job! - page 2

Unofficially, anyway! I answered the phone here at work & it was a gal from the hospital's HR. She was verifying my employment, but since my boss wasn't in at the moment, I took the message. She... Read More

  1. by   AmyLiz
    Thanks jnette!

    I think the ratio that the manager gave me was 3:1 patient/staff ratio, so I may be off in my counting. I dunno for sure. Still, 3:1 isn't bad I think. Everyone there looked busy, but not out of control busy. It was actually a fairly relaxed environment, I thought anyway. I'm eager to get started. It did look like a lot to learn, but they seem to have a really good orientation program for it. And they really help you out when it comes time to take the certification test a year later by bringing you back in for a review.
  2. by   jnette
    Quote from AmyLiz
    Thanks jnette!

    I think the ratio that the manager gave me was 3:1 patient/staff ratio, so I may be off in my counting. I dunno for sure. Still, 3:1 isn't bad I think. Everyone there looked busy, but not out of control busy. It was actually a fairly relaxed environment, I thought anyway. I'm eager to get started. It did look like a lot to learn, but they seem to have a really good orientation program for it. And they really help you out when it comes time to take the certification test a year later by bringing you back in for a review.
    Sounds wonderful, Amy. 3:1 is great... busy, but not chaotic, "pull your hair out busy". Definately manageable. We used to have 3:1 way back when I first started, but no more. And we only have one tech between us (the three floor nurses) to help tear down/set up the machines between shifts, so we do most everything ourselves.

    I do hope you love it as much as I do... sounds like it's a pretty good place the way you describe it. Check into their education reimbursement program if they have one.

    Yes, you'll be learning a LOT the next couple months, very exciting... at least it was to me. You'll feel really "SLOW" in the beginning... kinda humiliating, but it just takes TIME. Don't let it bother you... you'll get there. And it's always better safe than sorry.

    Enjoy! I'm all excited with you... :chuckle
  3. by   AmyLiz
    Quote from jnette
    Check into their education reimbursement program if they have one.
    That's the beauty part...they pre-pay tuition for nursing school & $100 toward books each term. :hatparty:

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