DON interview - page 3

I think after all of this time, I am ready to take the leap - I must have finally lost my mind. Anyways, I have a DON interview tomorrow. I know you all can't help me with the salary because it varies to much around the... Read More

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    I know you had friends before because you stated you had been in LTC for 17 yrs. But now, its different.
    You are their leader, not their friend. Just be careful. I say, trust no one. Cozy up to your administrator, but do not shaRE ANYTHING PERSONAL with your employees. And yes, S--ht will hit the fan. Takes about 3 months,. but trust me on this one, it will. Be proactive, like prev post said. Iam glad its working for you. It does take a special strong person. Just wasnt for me. Personally, Im glad Im out of it. No more stress !
    Chin up and Nascar nurse like this.

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    Congrats on the job "Nascar nurse, however this is an older post. I am here in this forum seeking info too.. I have been a nurse for 20 yrs. mostly hospital exp. only been in LTC one year. I too am moving forward in the interview process. 2nd interview is Monday. I am curious about the pay as well. Made 65k as a RCM what should I expect as a DNS? Any other advice or suggestions would be helpful.
    Thank you,
    Harley
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    Quote from HARLEYDNS
    Congrats on the job "Nascar nurse, however this is an older post. I am here in this forum seeking info too.. I have been a nurse for 20 yrs. mostly hospital exp. only been in LTC one year. I too am moving forward in the interview process. 2nd interview is Monday. I am curious about the pay as well. Made 65k as a RCM what should I expect as a DNS? Any other advice or suggestions would be helpful.
    Thank you,
    Harley
    Awe - I'm so glad you brought this thread back up. I just quit this DON job last week and have now moved on to a bigger and brand new building. I was so lucky to land this job as a first DON job. It actually was everything they promised it would be and it was a nice well run facility to learn the ropes as a DON. As a result I did learn a lot and grew confidence in my ability to be a leader. I just hope I'm not going to regret leaving this place.

    As far as your salary question, it will all depend on where you live. What is a RCM?
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    An RCM is a resident care manager, you manage your unit and do all your reports and MDS....Good Luck in your new building, I got the scoop from several work friends and my personal references that they all got the call yesterday asking about me and my ability to do the DON position. I am going back today for the final time (interview) they told me that after todays interview they would either tell me I have the job or.... not. It sounds good so far, I think. I am being open and praying alot for guideance and wisdom and of course patience in this new position. I have set my mind on a goal salary of 75-80k. We shall see.
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    Good luck. Let us know


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