Georgia Regional Hospital of ATL

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    Hello all. I am new to the nursing forums. I have just been called for an interview at Georgia Regional, and was wondering what is it like to work there? I'm still a new grad so if you can include details about training and salary that would help. Thanks!
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    Like any State Institution for Mental Health...
    Overworked, underfunded, and overwhelmed by sheer numbers needing help.

    God love you for doing it. Good luck...


    (By the way, NW Georgia Regional just closed so I can only imagine that there is a greater demand and patient load shifted back down to Atlanta for treatment. There were no beds BEFORE the one in Rome closed. Ugly)
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    Quote from EmergencyNrse
    Like any State Institution for Mental Health...
    Overworked, underfunded, and overwhelmed by sheer numbers needing help.

    God love you for doing it. Good luck...


    (By the way, NW Georgia Regional just closed so I can only imagine that there is a greater demand and patient load shifted back down to Atlanta for treatment. There were no beds BEFORE the one in Rome closed. Ugly)
    That's the honest truth!

    Good Luck!
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    When you go for your interview, write down some questions for them, its not inappropriate to ask about benefits, hours, beginning wages, being eligible for advancement. Sorry i couldn't help more!
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    Quote from LPNweezy
    When you go for your interview, write down some questions for them, its not inappropriate to ask about benefits, hours, beginning wages, being eligible for advancement. Sorry i couldn't help more!

    Sorry weezy, but I disagree. I don't think it's appropriate to ask for benefits and beginning wages. That could be a deal breaker. Definitely ask a lot of questions though, like nurse to patient ratio, average stay of patients, orientation period, there's a lot of forums on here that can tell you more about questions to ask during interviews and most will agree that asking about pay is a big no no.
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    Quote from freebirdRN86
    Sorry weezy, but I disagree. I don't think it's appropriate to ask for benefits and beginning wages. That could be a deal breaker. Definitely ask a lot of questions though, like nurse to patient ratio, average stay of patients, orientation period, there's a lot of forums on here that can tell you more about questions to ask during interviews and most will agree that asking about pay is a big no no.
    Thank you for all the advice. I'm actually making notes Anyone have any information about this hospital in particular?
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    When I interviewed for positions, I didn't feel comfortable bringing up salary. However, I did some research to familiarize myself with salary ranges in my area. That way if the interviewer brought up pay, I had an idea of what I would like and knew if an offer was reasonable.
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    Hey Lilly,

    Just saw this. I am a new grad as well and I interviewed there on March the 19th. When is your interview?
    I can tell you that the interview was a panel interview. Meaning, i had 3 people asking me questions. I nurse administrator and 2 managers. At first, it was scary bcos I wasnt told it will be a panel interview. However, I had to calm myself and tackle each question at a time. Be very prepared bcos they asked a lot of questions. Also have some questions for them as well.

    The good news though, I was offered the job and am supposed to start sometime this week. The pay is basically the same with other hospitals...so about $23/hr. The hours is basically M-F 7-3p as well as every other weekend.

    To every new grad out there, the job market is very tight now so do your homework as far as preparing for your interviews. I have been fortunate to get some jobs to where am picking and choosing, but no hospital jobs yet. Am keeping my fingers crossed though. Something is on the way!!

    Hope this helps!
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    Quote from snnamchi
    Hey Lilly,

    Just saw this. I am a new grad as well and I interviewed there on March the 19th. When is your interview?
    I can tell you that the interview was a panel interview. Meaning, i had 3 people asking me questions. I nurse administrator and 2 managers. At first, it was scary bcos I wasnt told it will be a panel interview. However, I had to calm myself and tackle each question at a time. Be very prepared bcos they asked a lot of questions. Also have some questions for them as well.

    The good news though, I was offered the job and am supposed to start sometime this week. The pay is basically the same with other hospitals...so about $23/hr. The hours is basically M-F 7-3p as well as every other weekend.

    To every new grad out there, the job market is very tight now so do your homework as far as preparing for your interviews. I have been fortunate to get some jobs to where am picking and choosing, but no hospital jobs yet. Am keeping my fingers crossed though. Something is on the way!!

    Hope this helps!
    Hi thy for letting me know what to expect. How soon after you interviewed with them did you hear back? And did you do anything extra like call them or send them a thank you card?
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    I heard from them couple of days later...and trust me, I came out of that interview saying to myself forget this bcos of tons of questions. But I stayed positive the whole time. I did not do any extra thing. I always believe that what's for you is for you.
    Just be positive show that you are passionate about psych.....


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