Advocate System? - page 2

Can anyone provide me with feedback about working within the Advocate system? I'm looking at Good Shepherd and wanted to know the real scoop.... Read More

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    I was hoping to maybe end up with a job in an Advocate hosp. I am graduating in May (ADN program in NC) and want to move back to Chicago area. Both my kids were born at Good Shepherd and I loved them. Grew up a mile from Lutheran General. I have to finish, get some experience and we have to sell our house (THAT could take a while). Looking forward to going home at some point.

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    I worked at Condell in Libertyville as a PCT for 4 years. LOVED it. Can't wait to go back!
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    I was very confused by the personality test they have you take before even interviewing you. The questions were very weird and I would think it would eliminate many qualified applicants because you have to pass the test to be considered for the job. None of the questions related to patient care or tested nursing knowledge.
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    i'm still tring to figure out their system of applying for positions on line! it seems so complicated! i see zero postings...can anyone help with this? thanks
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    Quote from CCRNDiva
    I was very confused by the personality test they have you take before even interviewing you. The questions were very weird and I would think it would eliminate many qualified applicants because you have to pass the test to be considered for the job. None of the questions related to patient care or tested nursing knowledge.
    It's a customer focus, customer service test.

    The test is structured to not allow one to easily pick the obviously "right answer." That's why the questions are "very weird"

    They would likely tell you that it eliminates many less qualified candidates that would be unlikely to be a good fit in terms of being in alignment with their mission and values

    Agree or disagree, this is the route many organizations take.
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    Not so secret secret about Adovcate: You will be told to formally apply and take the test... you will pass no matter what you click for answers -- that is, if you have a connection. It's all just for show, and allows them to "appear" to evaluate many applicants, and have reason to eliminate many applicants. If you fail, but get yourself some connections before your lock-out is up, well then, that test somehow is not important anymore, and no longer bears weight.
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    Actually, a PCT I worked with had to take the personality test when she passed NCLEX and became an RN. She failed and had to find a job elsewhere as an RN, even though she had been there a year or more.

    Kelly
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    Yup, they didn't want her, and that was a way out for them.
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    Quote from MrChicagoRN
    It's a customer focus, customer service test.

    The test is structured to not allow one to easily pick the obviously "right answer." That's why the questions are "very weird"

    They would likely tell you that it eliminates many less qualified candidates that would be unlikely to be a good fit in terms of being in alignment with their mission and values

    Agree or disagree, this is the route many organizations take.
    How are you supposed to pick between purposeful, prompt and considerate as what most and least describes you as a critical care RN? You should be all of those things; who wants a nurse who would least describe themselves purposeful, prompt or considerate? Then they ask how often have you called off in the last 6 months and the last year. So either you lie and say never or you admit an unscheduled absence to attend a funeral or truly being ill? Should that disqualify you from getting a job even though you are a strong nurse and an asset to a team? How do you quantify statements like "I rely on the help of others to do my job"? Answer rarely and you're not a team player because, truthfully, while critical care nursing provides a certain level of autonomy, it also requires a strong team of players. I rely on my colleagues on a daily basis, so if I respond that I depend on them often, will I be labeled as lazy and unable to keep up?

    These types of tests eliminate qualified candidates when used without the context of an interview that would provide the applicant with an opportunity to describe their nursing care, skills, strengths and weaknesses.
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    I have not interviewed with them but I passed the test.

    You must take it as if you are not experienced - not a Chief. You, are a little indian. This no matter what your background or expertise is.

    You must approach each question like a wild-eyed innocent. So, you answer those do people come to you for help type questions as "sometimes" never answer often. Everything else must be answered as if you were a drone with no gumption or personality or independence. Yours is to be seen and not heard. Yours is to obey.

    Trust me, you'll pass if you take the test in this way.


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