Genesis Healthcare CNA/GNA Hiring Process Lengthy???

  1. Hi...
    I'm new to this site and as a future RN, I find it very informative and a great communication source. I plan on completing a second degree accelerated BSN program.

    Is there anyone familiar with Genesis hiring process? If so...was it a lengthy process for you????

    I recently completed my CNA/GNA certification. This way I can gain experience within a nursing environment. After a long and frustrating process, I finally recieved my license from the MBON. I have had an interview with Patient First and Genesis. I have not recieved a job offer from either. However, Patient First HR keeps me informed when they submit my application to other local sites within their company. The Genesis interviewer told me about two months ago, "You are gonna like it here...". Kinda made me feel like I got the job. A few weeks ago Genesis HR requested references and reverification of my license. It just seems like they slowly ask for info. and it's a time-consuming process. I understand that they do background checks, but that should take a few days. A couple of weeks ago they just had an open house and encouraged 90-day letter and new CNA/GNA grads to apply. So they must need employees. In the meantime, I think I will go in-person to other facilities and apply. This Genesis process has been going on for four months.
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  3. by   luvcare
    After calling to check on my status as an applicant and after interview a couple months prior, HR welcomed me to come in and start orientation process! I was hesitant to call, because I did not want to seem pushy...but I'm glad I took the initiative to follow up
  4. by   secquoria
    How do you like it thus far? I have an interview with the facility's DON scheduled...
  5. by   luvcare
    I started working a few weeks ago. Orientation/Training is anywhere from 5 to 10 days depending on your experience. You have a mentor to show you the ropes. Each facility is different, but thus far the residents/patients are awesome and really friendly. My nurse educator is very thorough and seems to take her job seriously. Management is there if you have questions and friendly. The staff (most GNAs, LPNs, RNs) not so much. There are too many examples of negativity to give so I will give two examples. I work nights and one GNA made a comment to my mentor (while I'm standing right there-comment was indirectly about me) that "...it's not fair, other GNA's have been working here longer and want night shift, but they gave it to her." "Her" being me and this GNA is at least in her mid fifties...how immature! I strongly believe you teach people how to treat you, so I spoke with her privately and told her straight out that my work hours are none of her business and if she felt so strongly about it that she should speak with the management. She also will only speak to my mentor and say" ...where is she, I need her...(again "her" being me)." I told her if she needs my assistance with a resident she is to ask me directly. She must be bi-polar because her entire attitude and demeanor was pleasant after I spoke with her...as if nothing happened. Sadly, I anticipated all this behavior before even working here...being a predominantly female profession...it's really not a surprise.

    During orientation management told new staff...bring your own personality to work, don't try to be like anyone else; stay out of work-related clicks; just come to work...do your job...and go home. The fact that they had to say this speaks volumes.


    Sorry I had to vent
  6. by   julia_nneji
    How much do they pay for orientation?

    Quote from luvcare
    I started working a few weeks ago. Orientation/Training is anywhere from 5 to 10 days depending on your experience. You have a mentor to show you the ropes. Each facility is different, but thus far the residents/patients are awesome and really friendly. My nurse educator is very thorough and seems to take her job seriously. Management is there if you have questions and friendly. The staff (most GNAs, LPNs, RNs) not so much. There are too many examples of negativity to give so I will give two examples. I work nights and one GNA made a comment to my mentor (while I'm standing right there-comment was indirectly about me) that "...it's not fair, other GNA's have been working here longer and want night shift, but they gave it to her." "Her" being me and this GNA is at least in her mid fifties...how immature! I strongly believe you teach people how to treat you, so I spoke with her privately and told her straight out that my work hours are none of her business and if she felt so strongly about it that she should speak with the management. She also will only speak to my mentor and say" ...where is she, I need her...(again "her" being me)." I told her if she needs my assistance with a resident she is to ask me directly. She must be bi-polar because her entire attitude and demeanor was pleasant after I spoke with her...as if nothing happened. Sadly, I anticipated all this behavior before even working here...being a predominantly female profession...it's really not a surprise.

    During orientation management told new staff...bring your own personality to work, don't try to be like anyone else; stay out of work-related clicks; just come to work...do your job...and go home. The fact that they had to say this speaks volumes.


    Sorry I had to vent

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