Ms.MayaRN 2,444 Views
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MED SURG, OB/GYN
I'm from LI and while they are hiring, they seem to me, to only be hiring certain people and those with good referrals/connections.
I tried so hard out here on LI and I didn't get anywhere.
I just got hired at Bassett Medical Center in Otsego county. Try there, and it shouldn't be too drastic of a move for you because you're in Ulster for me it's kind of nerve wracking but I have no choice.
Also, I tried countless times Albany and Suny Upstate but I didn't hear back from them.
What I'm noticing bottom line is those with good connections and know people are getting in 80-90 %, or if they're internal employees it really helps.
I even tried volunteering that would have worked but there were no open positions at the time. I tried the wrong hosp I should have volunteered in those with high turnover.
All the best...
So, I finally got an interview with a hospital!! It's a phone interview, so I am a bit nervous. Has anyone else ever gone through a phone interview? What did they ask? I really need to be on point...I am a new graduate and in desperate need of a job!!
I would appreciate any help!
Has anyone specifically interviewed with Bassett Medical Center and get hired?
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!!!!!!
I'm starting to here about vented pts being ambulated with the RN, PT, and RT. Do any of you practive this at you hospital? There's videos on Youtube, which is pretty wild. The pt has a walker with the vent on a rolling table.
I personally don't see anything wrong with applying for multiple jobs as they tell on there website to keep applying, thats what I've been doing. They know how bad new grads want a job, sure applying for something that you really want is all well and good but in my case I would like the OR in a particular hospital but I need two years of med surg experience so you better believe I'm applying all over. I need experience anywhere I could get it.
I felt discouraged for over 6 months trying to find a job. I went as far as applying all over the country, even in Alaska. The fact is, yes there is a nursing shortage, however that is only for experienced nurses. The great news is there is an oppurtunity for work, and I dont mean in a nursing home. If you are looking to relocate please message me for more information. I was blessed enough to be reffered to this hospital by a friend, and now I am working. Alot of my friends who have graduated before and after me, still have no offers, for over a year in some of their cases. I just want to share the love and pay it forward. This economy is hard, but if you really are determined something will come up. Good luck on the job search everyone, especially new grads.
P.S: Alot of the nursing job fairs may not say if up front, but they only geared toward experienced nurses. I spent over 4 hours waiting in one, after being told they were interested in new grads that in fact they were not and to keep looking elsewhere. I am happy where I am and giving my all to a great company who took the chance to invest in me and provide the foundatioin for a career of advancement.
If you are searching in your town, try craigslist....worth a shot.
Truth is the truth. I have heard this several times over, and even experienced people being hired for a position listed online. The manager still interview folks for the job, knowing it is already filled. Sadness people. Getting a job is very hard. Seize the day and go for your dreams, no matter where they are. I moved for mine and happy I did. Now many doors will be open. Its terrible companies dont want new grads....but then now I have my 1 yr experience and they want me???? I dont think so. I will remain loyal to where I was hired as a newbie. Yes its expensive to hire a new grad, but if someone is willing to invest in you, its only right you pay back that time in service. Unfortunately these companies dont realize nurses with 3-5 yrs experience will up and leave at the drop of a hat; not new grads...oh well....false advertising will continue and new grads being overlooked.
P.S: Sorry for typos...
I was working at a Hospital Level I trauma.
My experience left a bitter taste about the nursing profession but I won't let it shape me nor change me.
It is sad that some of our nursing leaders DON, ADON, NM, ANM are nothing but vultures and rotten poisonous snakes.
I can't remember if afew on this thread posted they were working LTC but here's the latest of what I heard.
I went on an interveiw a few days ago for an insurance company who offers a medicare advantage policy, they deal with LTC, SNF's etc. they are aware of the "revolving door" aka the high turn over rate in LTC,SNF settings of the nursing staff. They told me that that lack of continuity of care makes it difficulty to pay the resident's their benefits, aka the facility getting paid by medicare. So they inturn have to decline the payment for the services because they can not justify the stay with the breaks in care- this falls under the concurrent and retrospecitve reviews. These facilites, and may also include acute care, are shooting themselves in their whinning and moaning foot by firing nurses on a dime!! So what goes around is coming around!!!
Just an FYI
I'm a new grad on an ICU floor and most of our pts are on vents. I feel like many of my patients cannot seem to tolerate suctioning. As soon as I start using the inline suction they start gagging, desating into the mid to upper 80s, start getting frequent PVCs, RR goes into the 30s etc. After I am done suctioning, they stay like that for a while too which is even more unnerving. The ventilator will keep alarming afterwards with high tidal volume alarms as well as other alarms. I know this is normal since suctioning is very uncomfortable, but every time it still freaks me out. I pre-oxygenate with 100% and I always explain what I am going to do and what they might feel beforehand to minimize their anxiety. Is there anything else I can do to help them tolerate it better or help them return to baseline afterwards?
I am wondering why your preceptor had one patient and you had the students........
The oreintee/new grad should never have the students........I think you did fine but as you are still getting your feet wet you should notn have to monitor the students.
IMHO....your preceptor was taking advantage of the situation and not doing their job.
I have a question, this happened on my last shift.
I am a new nurse and this is my 4th week in the Emergency. I have had a full load since i started. My preceptor will go help in the Trauma rooms when an ambulance comes in or help the female nurses he has a crush on and usually i'm by myself.
A pt comes in through triage with numbness/tingling in his right hand has a hx of a TIA a month ago, no c/o pain and the triage nurse brings him to the room. I hook him up to the cardiac monitor, do a NIH stroke scale and swallow screen (no signs of a stroke and he passed the swallow screen) and do an EKG. I walk the EKG to the Dr.'s ask which one has this pt one of them took the EKG (which showed a 1st degree AV block) and signed it and gave it back to me. The Dr. (another Dr. not the one that signed the EKG) took an hour to come assess the pt. Then he calls a code stroke and i get questioned about the pt by my preceptor because he hasn't been around and he didn't know anything. He says i should have made the Dr. come sooner. He then says you better be glad the pt did not have a stroke (it was another TIA) or you would have been in trouble. Was i at fault? If so, how?
Our SICU only hires experienced ICU RN and new grads. There is no interest in hiring nurses with other experience. The hospital's experience with RN expereinced in other fields has been problematic. However back in the day (pre 2008) when the hospital had dozens on RN positions open all the time they didn't discriminate aginst RN with experience in other areas. So pretty much the discrimination we are seeing today aginst ADNs and nurses with other experience is a result of the glut of nurses. The glut of nurses is a result of the false and self serving "nursing shortage" propaganda put out by those who stand to gain financialy from a glut of nurses. The bad economy only moved the glut day up a few years but it has been building for a long time. What's even worse is that we nurses have been subsidizing our own destruction through our tax dollars. Health care companies have lobbied state and federal governments to create new nursing programs and expand exsisting programs with our tax dollars.
Do you work on either one?
I read somewhere, that when it is faith based, they tend to treat nurses better. Is this true?
I ask, because, I may have to consider a move, do not want to make it...but either that or get a job doing something else. Not sure how inexpensive the rent is up there, I cannot sell my place, so I will be stuck with two places until I know for sure I will like the job. Cannot remember which hospital in Orlando I was told to stay away from.
Wow. So many in Texas. Interesting.
We need to leave nursing to the folks who are ready to accept it as it is: hard work, poor working conditions, long hours, and underappreciation from management. The nurses who can't take the heat are dragging us all down...
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