Lehigh Valley Hospital Critical Care Internship job offer - page 2

I found out today that I will be starting with the new group of interns in September at LVHN. Are there any others starting? I forgot to ask if there is differential pay for nightshift since that... Read More

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    Hey everyone!

    I will be starting the GN program in January and had a couple of questions. I am doing Med-Surg. For the first 8 weeks, are we just 7am to 3pm. Then week 9-12 is when we orient to our shift? I talked to HR and they said that they suually keep us one shift until we are done with classes. is that so?

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    Hi NewGN12,

    Congratulations on getting into the GN program! I didn't orient to Med-Surg, but I would think orientation would be about the same as other units. Not sure of the shift you will eventually be working, but they orient you on days (even after classes). Then once they feel you are progressing enough, they will switch you to your assigned shift to orient. Since your orientation is 12weeks, you will probably be on dayshift orientation for 8-10 of those weeks -- but that is only a guess. If you are working nights, you will have a much shorter night orientation. Just be honest with your education (PCS) about your comfort level. My orientation consisted of 4 months dayshift and 1 month nightshift (5 months on PCU) and things will be a little different on every unit.

    Good luck to you
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    Thank you! Do you like the hospital? I have heard good things about it when I researched it. What are your honest thoughts?
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    Fireball I can't PM because I am new to this . Would you be so kind and send me another way to contact you.
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    I can't PM you because I am new.
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    Hi fireball78,
    For the group interview, is it just that-an interview? or do they have you show clinical skills as well? The email says the interview takes about 3 hours??
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    Garcherry725, the group interview is only an interview. Usually held in a conference room. There will most likely be 4-6 other nurses with you, a Nurse Interviewier and someone from HR to talk about benefits. They ask everyone the same questions. You will be asked which specialty/unit you are interested in, so be prepared to be asked about your preferences. If you have never done a clinical on a specific unit, they can also set up some observations for you if that is something you are interested in. The more interest you show in working for LVHN, the better off you will be.

    Good luck :-)
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