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    Quote from motorcycle mama
    Well, I think I'll give it a whirl and see how the NM reacts. I don't want the job, never did, and now I hear talk about swing shifts to add to the dread.
    Then I get home and Doobie looks so pitiful, I can't choose a crummy job I hate over him, just can't.

    DHS office here I come.

    I feel terrible over leaving the job, guess I just don't feel "that" terrible. But I have to get up at 6am to go over there to the second day of orientation and give them the news, and I'll tell them not to worry about paying me for coming the first day.
    I think that I am confused, but if you did not want the job--Why did you take the job? Sadly, you have wasted the hospital's time with the orientation ( I know that it was only for 1 day but it is the principle) Doing this will make you look bad to that hospital. Although nursing jobs are in demand so I am sure you have another job lined up. :trout:

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    I am currently work 3-12 hr shifts a week. To pay my bills off sooner, I need to pick-up a second job. I would like to work 2 more days of either 8 or 12 hr shifts. My dilema is that Company A is a hospital close to home. It would be 2 days of 8 hr shifts each. The pay will be comparable to what I am making now. The downside is it 2 days a week all the time. In addition, it would be more of a holiday commitment. Company B is a nursing agency that I will be interviewing at today. I expect to make more that I currently make now. The downside is that the work is never guarenteed. It would not be good to be canceled by the agency as I need the money. It would be good to be able to decide when I want to work. One of the onlly things that scares me about agency work is that I will always be walking into an unfamiliar situation. I don't know which one to choose. My husband wants the agency because it is more money. Any advice you guys have would be great.

    Thanks!!

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    Hi everyone,

    I am looking for advice. I have an interview on Friday for a Pediatric Home Health Care agency. I am wanting to know what to expect in the Pediatric Home Health setting. Also, what is the pay like for home health care. I am currently a PICU nurse. I also train families how to take care of vent-dependent, trached, and GT children at home. All of my experience is in the hospital setting.

    Thanks.

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    Quote from subee
    M.Mama - you're only 32! By the time you're 42, you might be needing a joint replacement or oral diabetic agent along with that Lipitor and anti-hypertensive. Hopefully, you won't have gained a lot of weight so that we can put you on a regular OR table and not have to do the case on a Hercules table (for those 600 pounds and over). I've been dieting since I was nine. I work really hard to stay slightly chubby and I'm glad I did because I see what limited lives the morbidly obese have. Their weight only adds to their unhappiness - unhappiness that they tried to soothe with food. Yeah, for a few minutes the food does make you feel better - but its only a temporary fix for a symptom and doesn't address the original causes of the obesity.

    That is harsh. Just because she is obese now does not mean that she will gain more. In fact, she could lose the weight.

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    GO COLTS!!!! Boo "Da Bears". Hope Bad Rex comes to play

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    Clarian Student Nurses make around $10 per hour without shift diff. Community Student Nurses make $13 per hour. However, Clarian nurses make more than Community Nurses. I should know--I have worked for both places as a student and as a RN.

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    It sounds to me like you passed your boards. When I took my boards, I also had 75 questions. I had a lot of priority questions, charge nurse questions, and a few weird questions involving traction! I really thought that I failed but I found out two days later that I was a RN. :spin: I hope that you find out soon--it will be a good Christmas present!

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    I am very happy that you have an interview. Doing resource team would be good to see which areas that you like/don't like. Since you will be an internal employee, it might be easier to get a job down the road in an area that you might like. Clarian is a really good network, I think that you will like it.

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    Glad I could help! Let me know any updates.

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    Have you contacted Clarian Nurse recruitment? The number is 317-278-7565.
    If there are a lot of applications, it may take awhile for the Nurse Recruiter to call you. There is no harm in calling them. When I applied for my inital job at Methodist, I called the Nurse recruiter to check my status. I had a phone call on the same day asking if I could interview. Keep trying and don't give up! Clarian is a good network to work for.

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    Quote from suemom2kay
    There trauma service, however is far from the best. As the poster who did not even get plain films, was sitting in a hallway for 8 hours, and then allowed to ambulate. Not saying it can't happen anywhere, but I'd want to be brought to a trauma center with protocols where she would have had full body X'rays, Head CT, Spine series CT's. Bear minimum for a multi-trauma in my opinion.

    What scares me most is when they did finally scan her, they didn't treat her, but discharged her. So, not so sure what is so great about this hospital or the corporate yahoos that own it, but to each his own.
    I respect the fact that you have your own opinion. However, I live in Indianapolis. I know the type of healthcare systems that are in the Indianapolis area. Clarian is the best one around. It doesn't mean that Clarian or Methodist in particular--is the best one in the US. It means that if anyone in my family was critically-ill, they would go there. Please--the only other trauma one ER in the area is Wishard. Unless you have worked for Methodist or Clarian--I don't think that it is fair to call the people who run Methodist/Clarian "corporate yahoos". I trust in my hospital--more so than the other healthcare networks in Indianapolis. I can say that as I have worked for several of the other larger ones.

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    I was in Nursing clinicals several years back and I was observing in the NICU. The nurse had a pt with an artline who did not have the alarm set on the artline. I was looking at the patient and I noticed that the stopcock on the artline was opened and a large amount of blood was leaking out of the patient. I yelled for the nurse (since I could not touch the patient). Thankfully, the nurse corrected the situation. She told me that I saved the kid's life since I told her that the artline was leaking. If I did not notice that artline being disconnected and the alarm was not set--what would have happened?

    Scary!

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    When i am dealing with art lines in the PICU, the alarms are always kept on. If the wave form is dampened- then I try multiple measures to correct the problem (reposition, retape, ect.) If I am unable to correct the dampened wave, I call the MD. If the line is kept in- I adjust my alarm paramaters to compensate for the damp wave. I almost always try to keep the artline in, it is less painful to the patient than frequent labs and abgs.

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    I am a PICU nurse at Riley Children's Hospital and I would still step foot inside Methodist. Even after hearing about this latest episode of medication error. Methodist is one of the best hospitals in Indiana. They are run by Clarian-which is the best health care system in Indianapolis--in my own opinion. :wink2: All hospitals have medication errors-it just happens to be that Methodist is getting the attention at this time. The thing to consider is to make sure the lession is learned as to not make the same mistake again.

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    At Indiana University Hospital--in downtown indy,

    I believe the OB ICU would be high risk maternity. I have my interview on Friday so I can fill you all in after that. Very interesting that no one knows about the OB ICU. My last job did not have high risk maternity, so this would be interesting. University Hospital is next to Riley, so it would make sense to have High Risk maternity next to large children's hospital. Thanks for all of the replies.

    Michelle


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