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Joined Apr 14, '11 - from 'PA'. MAtoBSN is a N Supervisor - SNF/Rehab/LTC. She has '15' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'SNF/Rehab. Pediatrics. OBGYN.'. Posts: 93 (22% Liked) Likes: 38

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  • May 28 '15

    Eris- I don't have a lot of advice for you as in my 42 years on this earth, I've never written a thank you note to a place I have interviewed. I just wanted to reply and let you know I would hire you, you're well spoken (or written, as it were) and obviously have a great head on your shoulders. Your coming here and looking for the best advice possible (and the fact that you look for guidance from those around you) shows me you're responsible and eager. Good luck to you, I think you have good instincts.

  • May 28 '15

    While the facility may be open 24/7, HR typically is NOT! They are open during "business hours" and closed on major holidays (and likely are given Black Friday off as well). Also, remember that HR deals with more than just hiring nurses. They are responsible for taking care of staff health benefits, resolving staff complaints, dealing with difficult situations (firing personnel), etc. While it would be nice to hear back from HR the day after an interview (or the national holiday), it often takes at least a few days, if not a week (or more) to verify your license, check your references, call previous employers if necessary, etc. Once all this is done then they will call you to notify you where to go for a live scan (or whatever background check they use), etc. Don't be nervous at this point that the interview went worse than you thought! It is not worth the added stress! When HR DOES contact you, feel free to ask your question about scrubs then. Some psych facilities wear scrubs, some do not and will wear khaki pants/black slacks and a polo shirt or blouse, etc. It really depends on the facility.

    Good luck in your (likely) new position!

  • May 28 '15

    Quote from klone
    I have never sent thank-yous to HR. That's their job. That said, if you really want to, I would do it via email.
    This.

    Phone interviews are usually pre-screening for whether they are going to proceed to an in person interview.

    I experienced phone interviews and had no follow up interviews occur.

    I save my thank-you's until the entire interview process is complete.

  • May 21 '15

    I didn't say it was. I know I was in the wrong.

  • May 21 '15

    Quote from samirish
    Cost of living is so relevant that until I know what part of the country someone lives in, knowing how much they make doesn't really mean anything.

    Example: I live in Illinois, (not Chicago)here a good burger is going to cost about $12.
    In California where my cousin lives, a good burger costs $29.

    Same burger, same setting, but different part of the country.
    *** $29! That must be up north someplace. I was in San Diego in August and had the best burger in my life for $5 at a little road side stand just off I 15 a few miles south of Temecula.

  • May 21 '15

    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** $29! That must be up north someplace. I was in San Diego in August and had the best burger in my life for $5 at a little road side stand just off I 15 a few miles south of Temecula.
    You went to Nessy Burger! Yes, their burgers are legendary.

  • May 21 '15

    Traveler!
    >50.00/hr. Extra shifts...
    Work 9 months (just 3 contracts) take 3months off for myself.

    More than doubled my income and increased my vacation time by a factor of 5.

  • May 21 '15

    It's a preliminary interview...once you go on and schedule the first interview that includes the unit remain patient and if they don't back to you within the next week, give them a call.

    Best wishes.

  • May 21 '15

    Good Luck!!!

    Also, keep in mind how to build contacts through LinkedIn.

    I got my job through interviewing from another position, which the director interviewed me; he was impressed with me, and ended up giving my résumé to the NM; it took six months for me to get a call, interview and shadow, and then they wanted to hire me.

    I'm sending positive vibes for patience; the entire hiring process can take MONTHS, so stay positive, sell what you have learned in Sub Acute-including identifying abnormalities without technology; focused and head to toe assessments, honing interpersonal skills when dealing with stressed families; leadership skills and interpersonal skills with CNAs...I can go on and on, but I used all of hose attributes to state my strengths in LTC...and you WILL use them and it will be a great base into your next endeavor.

    Best wishes.

  • May 20 '15

    Best of luck hope this will be it for you

  • May 20 '15

    Awesome!!! Good luck! Google nursing phone interview questions to be ready!

  • May 17 '15

    I understand. Completely. I have been looking for new employment for over 5 years. I have gone over my resume many times. I have applied for jobs in many different specialties. I get interviews every now and then, but there's always too much competition.

  • May 17 '15

    Sad what it is coming to. I am happy an employer has the resources to give to their employees help with HTN, smoking, weightloss. But to be required to stay employed or get a job is just wrong.
    I read somewhere on AN that someone did not get hired because they could not lift 50lbs without looking like they were straining.
    Next thing you know they won't hire anyone who drives a motorcycle or participates in contact sports or who does not participate in some kind of exercise. You need an MRI of your head/spine just to get an interview, in addition you would need a psych consult with in office therapy for 2 weeks before interview begins.
    I know it seems far fetched. But anyone who remembers when smoking was allowed in the hospital would have never thought that it would come down to a drug screen to get hired.
    It is not looking good.

  • May 17 '15

    That's ridiculous, what is this a police state we're working in! I think they don't want smokers because they might actually take their breaks!

  • May 17 '15

    Slippery slope to a policed state......:uhoh21:

    So fine don't give the obese smoker a job. Let them sit at home smoking their cigarettes and collecting SSI, SSDI, or welfare and let medicare/medicade foot the bill.......

    while the rest of the working slim non smokers pay for it....

    Now that's the way to decrease the debt and "entititlement" programs and improve the economy!


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