need to interview a nurse via email, ASAP! - page 2
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hello. im doing a paper on my future career. i need to interview a RN and its about 8 questions. i would greatly appreciate it, thank you. ASAP :D God Bless!... Read More
- 0Oct 10, '11 by CarolynSRN1. I am a home health nurse, case manager for a national home health company. I coordinate patient care with patient, caregiver, doctors, therapists, nurses and home health aid. I also call on other community agencies when needed.
2. I work with staff with in the office branch manager, clincal director, quality control nurses, schedulers and various administrative staff. Then you add patients, family/friends, physical therapists, occupational therapists, a speech/language therapist, psych nurses, doctors and their staff... sometimes I deal with laboratory staff.
3.My car is a medical office on wheels. My home is my second office. The company has an office that I go to about 3 days per week to turn in documents, for staff meetings, pick up necessary equipment and supplies, and for inservices.
4.Our branch works mainly with medicare patients. I assess their physical, mental, environmental status. I look at their family and friends to see who is available to assist them. Sometimes I will call complimentary agencies to assist with homemaking, supervision in the home, etc. It is my responsibility to make sure supplies are ordered and available in the home. I will see the patient in the home as needed. this can be daily, weekly or monthly depending on patient need.
5. Challenges include finding where I am going, I am so thankful for GPS! Weather in KY can be challenging, especially in the winter, we get alot of ice. Teaching and helping caregivers go outside their comfort zone - dressing changes, g-tube feeds, foley irrigations... Scheduling my day, then having to make changes so I can fit one more patient in...
6. Allowing a patient to remain in their home instead of going to a LTC facility, watching patients and family members learn new skills as they reach beyond what they ever thought they could do, the relationships that develop, these are some of my rewards. Independence, autonomy, beautiful drives in the country are pretty good, also.
7. Qualifications for being a casemanger in homecare require an RN at my company. However, we have some LPNs that make visits and provide care. Most companies require 1-2 years hospital experience before you can work in the field.
8. A typical day starts with checking my company voice mail, making follow-up calls to patients, docs or therapists; making sure I have all of the supplies I need, going to the office if necessary. We are supposed to see 6 patients a day, on average. Most visits are 30 minutes, give or take. Starting a new case takes 1.5 -2 hours for the visit. Travel time between patients can be minutes or an hour depending on the location. Some days I spend 3 or more hours just driving. There is also the paper work... this is important because this is how the agency gets reimbursed. We have not gone to computerized charting.
All in all, I love what I do. What other job lets you go out and meet wonderful people, visit with them in their homes, help them get well, teach them new skills and get paid for it?
- 0Feb 20, '13 by FahmidabegumHello I'm a high school senior and I got an assignment where I have to interview a nurse. So, if you can take some time out and answer these few questions. It would help me a lot. I need it STAT. I found your email address online.
1) how did you select this occupation?
2) what are the educational requirements?
3) what are the opportunities for advancement?
4) what do you like about your job?
5) what are the hours, do you have a choice or control of your work schedule?
6) is there job security?
7) are you satisfied with your salary?
8) is the job structured or is there flexibility?
9) do you feel respected in your position?
10) what are the major responsibilities of the job?
Thank you so very much.
- 0Feb 21, '13 by GrnTea, BSN, MSN, RNWe get these requests a lot, so if there are any other students out there who might get this kind of assignment, listen up:
Part of your faculty's reason for giving you this assignment is to get you to go out there and speak to an RN face to face. A big email blast is not a substitute for shoe leather. AN is not Google. You will get a lot more out of this assignment (which is, after all, the point of a learning experience, right? Not just to check it off?)
See, in nursing, you will have to learn to speak to a lot of people you would not otherwise encounter; you might find yourself out of your comfort zone. This is part of nursing, a huge part. An anonymous respondent online, well, you don't really know who we are, do you? We could be the truck driving guy living next door for all you know.
So if all you do about learning new things is "Go to the keyboard and hit send," then you are limiting your chances of actual learning a valuable skill you will need all your working life. Also, your faculty will not be impressed by your citation of an anonymous nurse on the internet.
That said: Where will you find a nurse? Think outside the (computer) box.
Local hospital: Ask for the staff development/inservice education office and ask one of them. They value education and will be happy to chat or to hook you up with someone who is.
Go to the public health department downtown. Ditto.
Go to the local school and ask to speak to a school nurse. Ditto.
Go to a local clinic / physician/NP office. Ditto.
Go to the local jail and ask to speak to the nurse there. Ditto.
Notice all of these say, "Go to..." and not "Email..." Remember that part about meeting new people face to face and comfort zone.