I have an interview at a LTC facility. They also have short stay residents. I'd appreciate any helpful info. I have a few questions:
At a LTC facility, do the RN's have to start IV's or insert NG tubes much? I'm not very experienced with those skills.
In your opinion, is the stress level/chaos better or worse than working as a floor nurse in a big teaching hospital? I worked in a teaching hospital for 7 months and did not like it. The medical residents were either on the floor asking a million questions (instead of reading the chart) or calling on the phone, writing/calling in orders then changing their minds after their meetings with the attending doctor, taking the charts for hours at a time to their meetings, etc. Do you have to deal with residents and med students much at a LTC facility?
I have not done direct patient care for over two years. Do most LTC facilities have the resources to orient me back to this? (they do know that I currently don't provide direct patient care and that I want to get back to it)
I have been told this is one of the newer, better, cleaner LTC facilities in the area. That makes me even more interested in the job, so I want the interview to go well. So fill me in on anything I need to know. Thanks!