I did my precept on the Telemtry floor at nights. While I was there, the RN and I had 6 to 8 patients. Most were stable but we had two who were a challenge and therefore, we're close to the nurses station.
I was told from friends who work there that they work 36 hours a week but have to work an extra 8 hour shift. They do get paid time and a half plus any extra hours they work.
I must tell you, the workload can be a challenge and difficult at times. If you do work there ask a lot of questions.
As for the Dr's and nurses. There are a lot of Resident Dr's and they do work well with the nurses. From what I have seen.
Finally, it takes a while to get on at the VA. They do extensive Background checks and even if you do get an interview, that too takes awhile. The key here is, be patient. I couldn't wait because my Background was extensive due to the fact that I grew up overseas most of my life. Instead I took a position at Presbyterian.
Good luck n your new venture!