Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC - page 4

Good day! Anyone working in HSS? I am very interested about this hospital because it is the first Magnet hospital in NYC. However, due to the hospital's size, I would expect that the salary that they... Read More

  1. by   sachi2
    Hello everyone, I sent my resume to the address I found here but I am located in brooklyn, I am wondering if it might just be a little too far for me. I would be happy for some feedback on the interview process also. Thanks for any reply
  2. by   RN-Anxious
    Hi there,

    I need help immediately. Will you please give me an idea as to what type of questions were asked during the panel interview? How long did it last? After the panel interview how long did it take for you to know your status? Please help me ASAP.

    Thanks
  3. by   IT-RN
    Hi all,

    I am up for the PACU Residency Panel Interview as well and need some advice asap. What was the atmosphere like? What kinds of questions did they ask and who is apart of the panel. Is it just the Nurse Manager and two charge nurses?

    Thanks! And good luck to all!
  4. by   Ms. BSNRN
    Quote from UpliftingRN
    well i have officially been hired in the OR at HSS !! it's bitter sweet because the job depends on how i did on my nclex yesterday.... i am a wreck waiting for my results . if everything works out i will be starting 9/8/08 @ a little over $69,000. benefits take 3 months to kick in. there are 11 and 12 hour shifts available in the OR. no weekends or holidays either! also everyone i met in the or seems sooo nice! i met the nursing manager and the director of the OR! i want this job soooo bad.... it's so close i can taste it but i have to wait for my results.... this has been the hardest 24 hours of my life so far and i still have 24 more to go . please pray for me !!!
    I know this is crazy to ask.....I may not even get a response.....but I would like to know how I can get in. I am a new grad and as you know its been terrible trying to find a job....I really want to work in OR....but I would be lucky to even find a job (anything) at this point.
  5. by   Nurse212
    I worked at HSS a few years ago.

    For those that care, here are the Pros vs. Cons..

    PROS:
    • It's a very well organized hospital.
    • You have brand new equipment.
    • The place is always clean.
    • The fellow staff nurses tend to be friendly and most are very young.
    • The pay is very good as compared to the other top hospitals. (Pays a little better than Cornell and only lower to that of the top paying hospital Sloan Kettering)
    • The patients are not chronically ill and so their stay is limited in time, which yields less actual treatments by way of antibiotics and other regimens, which makes your job as a nurse easier.
    • You can learn much about orthopedics if you pay close attention.
    • You can grow professionally as a nurse by following various leadership tracks.



    CONS:
    • Nurses are constantly being overworked.
    • Most of the staff nurses on the floors rarely get to take a lunch break (I can't speak for OR, PACU or clinic nurses).
    • Some surgeons can be rude, egotistic and may even refer to you as a maid.
    • Most managers know that they can rely on pretty competent nurses to keep the floors running along with a good group (3-4) charge nurses, rendering them useless and a complete waste of funds for the hospital, since all they do is sit around and either check their emails, go shopping online or plan little vacations when they should instead be offering an extra hand of help or their guidance based on their vast experience. Truth be told, the only thing I ever saw a manager do at that place was fix the schedule every month and yell at their staff whenever they took a moment to sit down and breathe.
    • Their residency programs are pretty good, but the actual preceptors that you get on the floors are not trained to be preceptors, so instead they give you bits and pieces of the overall picture, which if not careful can provide for potentially error-bound new grads.



    Aside from those pros/cons, HSS is a great place to work at. You will find that it is certainly the best orthopedic hospital in the city, dare I even say the nation. Also, compared to the floor nursing that you could do at other hospitals, the floor nursing at HSS is certainly much easier and less demanding. The key to that place is remembering that besides the great surgical care that the patients receive, they are also selling a brand of service that is particular to HSS and very corporate in nature.

    Good Luck!
  6. by   EMTYankeeFan
    Quote from Nurse212
    I worked at HSS a few years ago.

    For those that care, here are the Pros vs. Cons..

    PROS:
    • It's a very well organized hospital.
    • You have brand new equipment.
    • The place is always clean.
    • The fellow staff nurses tend to be friendly and most are very young.
    • The pay is very good as compared to the other top hospitals. (Pays a little better than Cornell and only lower to that of the top paying hospital Sloan Kettering)
    • The patients are not chronically ill and so their stay is limited in time, which yields less actual treatments by way of antibiotics and other regimens, which makes your job as a nurse easier.
    • You can learn much about orthopedics if you pay close attention.
    • You can grow professionally as a nurse by following various leadership tracks.



    CONS:
    • Nurses are constantly being overworked.
    • Most of the staff nurses on the floors rarely get to take a lunch break (I can't speak for OR, PACU or clinic nurses).
    • Some surgeons can be rude, egotistic and may even refer to you as a maid.
    • Most managers know that they can rely on pretty competent nurses to keep the floors running along with a good group (3-4) charge nurses, rendering them useless and a complete waste of funds for the hospital, since all they do is sit around and either check their emails, go shopping online or plan little vacations when they should instead be offering an extra hand of help or their guidance based on their vast experience. Truth be told, the only thing I ever saw a manager do at that place was fix the schedule every month and yell at their staff whenever they took a moment to sit down and breathe.
    • Their residency programs are pretty good, but the actual preceptors that you get on the floors are not trained to be preceptors, so instead they give you bits and pieces of the overall picture, which if not careful can provide for potentially error-bound new grads.



    Aside from those pros/cons, HSS is a great place to work at. You will find that it is certainly the best orthopedic hospital in the city, dare I even say the nation. Also, compared to the floor nursing that you could do at other hospitals, the floor nursing at HSS is certainly much easier and less demanding. The key to that place is remembering that besides the great surgical care that the patients receive, they are also selling a brand of service that is particular to HSS and very corporate in nature.

    Good Luck!
    THank for the info ive always been interested in learning about this hospital.. good insight
  7. by   melody_SJ/NYC
    Hi IT-RN,

    I had an interview with the nurse recruiter (Ann White) at HSS in March 2010 for the PACU new grad residency program, and unfortunately, she has informed me that the panel interviews have been delayed. The program was supposed to start this month (May 2010), but it seems like there is an issue with the panel interview/program. Can you tell me how your panel interview went? Are you currently working at HSS? I appreciate anything you are able to share with me. Thank you, and have a great day!

    - Melody
  8. by   melody_SJ/NYC
    Hi rockz,

    I had an interview with the nurse recruiter (Ann White) at HSS in March 2010 for the PACU new grad residency program, and unfortunately, she has informed me that the panel interviews have been delayed. Can you tell me how your panel interview went? Are you currently working at HSS? I appreciate anything you are able to share with me. Have a great day!


    - Melody
    Last edit by melody_SJ/NYC on May 12, '10 : Reason: wrong sn
  9. by   melody_SJ/NYC
    Hi x3Bliss,

    Are you currently working at HSS? I am only asking because I had an interview with a nurse recruiter for the PACU new grad program, and was supposed to be scheduled for a panel interview until she told me the panel interview and program has been postponed for a reason that I am unaware of. I just wanted to ask you how the panel interview went for you. Hope to hear from you soon! Have a great day.

    - Melody
  10. by   FoodieJ
    sachi2

    I live in brooklyn and work at HSS,
    not to bad of a commute especially early in the morning, less people on my G train
  11. by   goofina
    Hi everyone!

    I love this website ! I am in the process of finding Tech jobs in NYC because I am applying to nursing school in that area and found a job posting for a tech job at HSS which I really really want! I currently work as a Patient Care Tech II in the Emergency Department of a hospital in upstate NY. ALthough, I am not certified which makes me think I will run into problems finding jobs at the bigger hospitals like NYU etc.

    I am wondering if you guys might know who I should try to contact directly to show that I really want to work for HSS. I am thinking about the Nursing CEO but am not sure if she would be the best person to talk to.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!

    -Christina
  12. by   Nadz02RN
    Hi Fooie J. I also live by the G train an was wondering if you can give me any insight on how to apply to HSS. I have been looking for a job over a year now and nothing! You can PM me.
    Quote from FoodieJ
    sachi2

    I live in brooklyn and work at HSS,
    not to bad of a commute especially early in the morning, less people on my G train
    Last edit by Nadz02RN on Dec 20, '10
  13. by   shuubie
    Hi, does anyone still have a contact info to the nurse recruiter? if so, do you mind sharing? Thanks!

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