I need your feedback.
I went to an interview today for an RN position in acute rehab. 60 beds, freestanding facility. Pt/nurse ratio is 8:1 most days, sometimes 9 per the nurse manager. But this facility also uses LPN's...but not all days. So....wouldn't my workload be higher than 8 actually if an LPN was on board? Anyone know how this works? She tried to explain but it was all over the place and I don't get it-not at all like the hospital. She said that she thinks I would like it much more than I thought, that it is not like "what you are thinking". Hmmm. guess I looked susupicious, lol. I would get 4 weeks preceptor training-no classroom-more if I needed it.
It was a very strange interview. I don't know the turnover rates of this facility but the interviewer didn't even ask any real questions about me. Just basics like when I graduated but nothing they usually ask ("give me example", strengths/weaknessness, etc). In fact, she went right into whether I wanted full time or POOL right at the beginning of the interview. POOL would be 3 shift per WEEK requirement (like full time), so it would be more like pay-in-lieu of benefits. I did not think new grads could get these jobs! Anyhow, the pay difference is $13.00/hr!!!! Is that typical? Jeez, if so, their benefits sure must be good, lol. There has to be something she isn't telling me, right? I don't need bennies so I am somewhat interested but this seems too good to be true.
It was just fishy. Not enough q's about me, quickly laying out for me the pay, etc. She didn't offer the job but asked if I wanted to go get drug tested today. I told her that I would call back tomorrow with my decision and come pick up the form for drug testing tomorrow afternoon if I decide yes. As far as the type of patients, well, it seems like I'd get enough experience as a new grad here-all kinds of diagnoses. Some IV meds. Dressing changes. Hanging blood, even, sometimes.
This is only my second interview as a new grad so I just don't know what to make of this. The POOL/in-lieu rate is $36.00/hr
, with 3 day/wk committment. Why would she offer me pool? She said I would get POOL level 3 (3 shifts per week commit-so it would be like FT for a new grad) but they do have levels 1 and 2, so I assume that once I was trained I could move to those if I needed to (a major plus for me)...Full time benefited new grad rate is 23.90, BTW.
How does this job sound, really
HELP. Clue me in if you can.