Pitt County Memorial Hospital (now Vidant Medical Center)

  1. Does anyone work there or know anyone who does? Know anything about the facility? Would you recommend working there?
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  3. by   14Gratt1tud3
    HI, I haven't worked there but I shadowed in the ICU twice (the surgical and the medical one), I also shadowed in the high risk women and childrens center. I was going to work there but I coudln't move out of the county at the time due to family issues. I have friends that work there presently and everything I have heard from them is very positive. I loved the facility...it is huge...I have never seen one so huge before (and I have lived in a lot of different places...many states and even another country). It is a huge teaching facility and I think it makes it nice because they are used to people coming and going due to that, so they are more open to new people and don't expect everyone to know exactly where everything is or how everything is done right from the start the way some smaller facilities might, due to them having had the same people there forever. One of my friends works in the neuro area, and she said the latest she ever gets out is at 730 pm (12 hr shifts). Where I work, I sometimes don't get out until 8:30 or 9 pm (her and i both graduated last may). I know in the ortho unit last year when I was hired, everyone was in pods, and you had a ratio of 1 to 4..the patients rooms were all directly in front of your desk..they all had telemetry moniters. It was nice...but I was a student still and of course if I shadowed today there might be other things I would notice now that I didn't notice then. They have a good relocation program..where they will often pay you to move all your stuff. Also they have an excellent relocation specialist, Kelly Kubrock. She was so incredibly helpful for me, as I am a single parent of 2 kids, and the schools were important to me. Where are you from/considering moving from?
    I'm sorry it has taken me so long to reply....
    Thank you kindly for that useful information! I appreciate it.
    I live a little west of Winston-Salem, NC.
    I'm disappointed I haven't found employment yet, as I am long past ready to move
    Again, thank you bunches!!
  5. by   giftedRN
    So sorry to hear that RNBSNGRADUATE . I am trying to find a job too but unfortuantely there is none available. I am so depressed.

    Don't be depressed Keep your chin up I'm sad that it isn't happening as quickly as I'd prefer, but I can feel it in my bones that it's finally going 2 happen It's been my dream 2 live @ the beach for 20 yrs now...& things have never been so aligned as they are right now for me...the only hold up is the job I may overlook that @ some point, risk it & move anyway & let the cards fall -- we'll see!
    BEST of luck to you on your search!!! Stay encouraged
  7. by   flamengo
    I was at PCMH about three weeks ago for shadowing in MIU. I loved it there. It's huge facility. I asked people working there and all i heard was positive feedback. I will be moving to Greenville in a month. I am excited to start orientation there. Ratio is 1:4, and almost everything that you need is within your area (they call pod). Everyone's nice too.
  8. by   tacobarlass
    I sent you a PM! I have an interview with PCMH coming up and wondering about the process. Thanks!
  9. by   flamengo
    Sorry took long to reply. Can't do PM, have not reached the qouta. Igot your message though, just couldn't reply. If you want, PM me your email address then I could give you info.
  10. by   tacobarlass
    I just sent you my email via PM. Thanks!
  11. by   cindycin35

    I'm interviewing with PCMH this upcoming Wed, and I am so nervous! I'm a homemaker and haven't interviewed in years. Any advice?
  12. by   VickyRN
    Quote from cindycin35

    I'm interviewing with PCMH this upcoming Wed, and I am so nervous! I'm a homemaker and haven't interviewed in years. Any advice?
    Do your homework on PCMH and on the specific unit you will be interviewing for. What is PCMH's mission statement? What is the typical patient population on the unit? Typical medical diagnoses? Typical needs? How will you fit in and help them bring excellent health care service to the patients on this unit? Why do you want to work in this specialty area and not another?

    Make sure they know you are dependable, will show up for work on time and will work your scheduled hours without difficulty, rarely (if ever) call in sick, and that you are an excellent team player! Prepare some examples of past work ethic, dependability, and being able to work well within a team environment, even if it does not involve an actual job.

    Make sure they know you are committed to their unit and won't quit after 8 months or 1 year, but plan to be on their unit for many years, if possible.

    Any volunteer experience (esp health care volunteer experience)?

    Anticipate some variant of the following questions:
    * What are your strengths and weaknesses? (Never really tell them your weaknesses, just tweak one of your "strengths" and present it as a "weakness.")
    * Why do you want to work here? or, Why should we hire you?
    * Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    * Some sort of difficult patient/family/doctor/coworker or other scenario. How would you handle it? They may ask you to name a difficult situation that you encountered in school or in clinical and how you successfully handled it.
    * What is your method for effective patient teaching?

    Have your resume ready and polished. Bring some letters of recommendation from your clinical instructors. These are as valuable as gold. Bring thank you notes to give to everyone involved in your interview process. Be courteous to everyone (the housekeeper, unit clerk) - a little kindness and courtesy always go a long way.

    Make sure you are not only on time, but arrive 10-15 minutes early. Make sure you know where to park ahead of time and how to get to the unit, so you won't get lost. Getting lost and arriving late to a job interview is NOT a good way to make your first impression!

    Dress professionally, act confident but not cocky, be warm and enthusiastic, make eye contact, and smile

    Best wishes to you
  13. by   cindycin35
    I had two phone interviews at Pitt County Memorial Hospital ,and they contacted me for a face to face interview a day later. I just didi my face to face interview today, and was wondering how long do they take to get back & let me know if I got position?
  14. by   nathRN
    Cindycin35, I know its been awhile now but do you remember how long it take for them to call and let you know if you got the position.