We received a call back today and based on her behavior-based interview
she is not a GOOD nurse and thus can't apply for for any of the Staff RN positions. During her interview she was given scenerios and she responded with what she does on her unit right now. On her unit now she inserts foley's, starts IV's, keeps track of her pt's monitors, pulls sheaths, she is the lead of the scheduling commitee and does most of the scheduling, rotates as charge nurse, on the code team along with her regular RN duties. She does not have teams like the mayo has, so the way she responds to situations is different than what the mayo is. There is no PCT, IV team, Foley team, monitor tech ETC. She is a CVRN(nationaly reg.) and had many references(some MD's) and not one ref. was checked. The decision was soley based on the 2 RN's interpertation of the answers givin during the so called interview. This was her first interview of this kind and how can the so called right answers for this unit be the same in all the other units. My wife is even more upset now as she was told that because of this interview she is considered not to be a GOOD nurse according to the mayo. I find this so unnerving that a SO CALLED best hospital would base a possible employee's ability soley on few questions where as the co called correct course of action is based on there rules and regulations. They do not take in consideration that you have to act differently when you do not have all the extra team members that they have at the mayo. When they are questioned the only response that we get is"I Don't Know". When asked about checking ref. she was told that would happen after a job was offered. Since she was told no based on her answers if she would have answered the scenerios the way the mayo wanted them answered and was offered the job what would have happened if when ref. checked and was told negitive things like would not hire again or calls off all the time, would that not matter, asked the person at mayo this and again was just told"I don't Know". That is why we are upset. My wife has a spotless work history, has never been written up, has many letters written about her service from family members to the hospial she is at now and according to the famed Mayo Clinic she is not a Good nurse because of a few questions. She thought she would try and better her career by going to a well renowned hospital. Not so sure now if that would have been the case. However we are not going to just sit back take that answer. If anyone has any contact info with some higher up members within the mayo please let us know. We want to talk to them to find out some more on how they can base a possible employee on just some questions and why no one can actually answer our questions with something other than"I Don't Know"
thank you for listening to my rant and rave and helping us out any way that you can..