8hr daily sched of a rn

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    I had an interview today in skilled facilty. The DON asked me a lot.She was asking me to give every details of daily schedule of a rn staring the 7 am to 3 pm shift.i am new here in cali. International graduate and dont have experience can anyone PLS HELP evry detail of nurse schedule starting their day shift..the DON will get back to me tomorrow pls help..

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    What RN? you didn't mention what the job is. DON? Charge? Floor?
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    Quote from SuzieVN
    What RN? you didn't mention what the job is. DON? Charge? Floor?
    Its Staff RN in skilled facility. I got interviewed with the DON and she was asking me what to do in my 8 hr shift.Can anyone tell me your sample task you usually did as a nurse.
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    Get report
    Make rounds
    Prep people for BKFST, assist as needed
    Med pass, 2-4 hours
    Treatments
    Charting throughout the shift, on various forms
    Admit patients
    Discharge patients
    Take calls all day
    Call doctors for orders, etc. and call families to keep them abreast
    Deal with falls, deaths, etc.
    Lunch prep, assist to feed set up as needed
    Second med pass after lunch
    Treatments, charting, cleaning up and stocking and prepping for the next shift
    And hoping you don't get an admit 10 minutes before 3PM...

    Depends also- do you have the whole schebang? A med nurse? Tx, nurse? Lot of variables to the scenario,
    sallyrnrrt likes this.
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    Quote from SuzieVN
    Get report
    Make rounds
    Prep people for BKFST, assist as needed
    Med pass, 2-4 hours
    Treatments
    Charting throughout the shift, on various forms
    Admit patients
    Discharge patients
    Take calls all day
    Call doctors for orders, etc. and call families to keep them abreast
    Deal with falls, deaths, etc.
    Lunch prep, assist to feed set up as needed
    Second med pass after lunch
    Treatments, charting, cleaning up and stocking and prepping for the next shift
    And hoping you don't get an admit 10 minutes before 3PM...

    Depends also- do you have the whole schebang? A med nurse? Tx, nurse? Lot of variables to the scenario,
    Thank you..it such a great helped..I already had 3 interview but the DON said she will give me a call tomorrow and she will ask me again about those things.
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    More points to ponder- if you DO have med nurse or tretament nurse or whatnot, are they replaced if they call in sick? I'd ask about that. It could really throw you for a LOOP. Also, does the place have trachs/vents? IVs? Maybe you're going to be the charge nurse only?
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    Quote from SuzieVN
    More points to ponder- if you DO have med nurse or tretament nurse or whatnot, are they replaced if they call in sick? I'd ask about that. It could really throw you for a LOOP. Also, does the place have trachs/vents? IVs? Maybe you're going to be the charge nurse only?
    As I know they dont hve treatment nurse or med suge nurse just a charge nurse only..and the nurse patient ratio is 1:35
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    If that's the case, all of the above in my first post apply, and may god be with you? I will assume the place is very acute, with IVs, and the like, for them to pay an RN to work the floor. A load of 35 is even more than I have ever had, in 30 years.

    Exude energy, and ambition. Good luck~
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    Great points from Suzie. Pretty much covered it all.

    Btw, having an RN as staff nurse doesn't necessarily correlate with the acuity of the facility. I work the floor at my SNF and our facility does not really have many acute residents. Occasionally I'll have 2 or 3 IV Abx and maybe some wound care to do. Apart from that, no vents, trachs, chests, or otherwise. Pretty standard SNF.
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    Our facility is acting seeking out RNs for floor positions. I'm on a long-term care floor, low acuity, 30 residents. May not be the most clinically challenging, but I'm working on my time management skills. I believe that after a certain amount of time, all RNs in our facility are expected to be supervisors, so maybe with more RNs, the supervisor will have less to do (we're 120 beds, so if it's one supervisor for the whole building sometimes they're slammed).


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