can someone clarify what does 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift mean?
- 0Sep 16, '09 by 28nursingstudent28Hi i'm currently a nursing student and am currently also a CNA. I want to work as a CNA while going to school. I was looking at job posting but dont really know what tele means or med-surg or what the difference is? also what does 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift mean? I'm confused. Also in some job postings what does it mean when it says 0.500, or 0.200 or even 0.600? If anyone can help shed some light for me i'd be so ever grateful. Thank you
- 0Sep 16, '09 by SolaireSolsticeTele is telemetry. These patients are on continuous heart monitoring. Not ICU, but those that need to be monitored at a lower acuity.
Med surg is the catch all medical-surgical floor. These are general adult patients and can have any number of problems. The surgical part is a bit a mis-nomer at the hospital I work for. We have a surgical floor, and a Med-surg floor. The med-surg are not usually immediate post surgical, but may have had surgery recently, and are still recovering, or may be needing surgery.
1st shift is the day shift 7am - 3 pm. 2nd shift is evening 3 pm to 11 pm. 3rd shift is the night shift 11 pm - 7 am.
As for the 0.200, 0.500, 0.600, I have no idea. That could be some internal job coding the site you are using has. You could talk to human resources.
- 0Sep 16, '09 by rn/writer Guide1st shift is the day shift 7am - 3 pm. 2nd shift is evening 3 pm to 11 pm. 3rd shift is the night shift 11 pm - 7 am.
what does it mean when it says 0.500, or 0.200 or even 0.600?