Evaluate the 'Environment of Care' before you take nursing position

  1. American Journal of Nursing - April, 2003 - Volume 103, Issue 4
    Health and Safety:

    Prejob Screening
    Evaluate the 'Environment of Care' before you take the position.
    By Thomas J. Lowe, MPH, RN, COHN-S, COHST

    How can I assess potential health and safety threats and the effectiveness of the occupational health and safety program at a facility during a job interview?
    http://nursingworld.org/AJN/2003/april/health.htm
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  2. 1 Comments

  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    Excellent!
    I would also suggest asking about staffing, floating, and adequate orientation.
    I had a recruiter call me at home who could not tell me how many patients were usually assigned to a nurse.
    She knew the sign on bonus and benefits package.

    Boy Health and Safety are so important!

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