I am a new grad nurse, taking my boards next week or soon after. I interviewed for a position on a subacute floor yesterday and I am really excited about the position. It's 40 patients on the floor and I'll be working day or evenings, when there's 3-4 nurses working, and 7 aides. The pt turnover is high but the staff turnover throughout the facility is very low. It's privately owned and this is the only location, which I think is nice. The MD does rounds several times a day, and the administration is frequently involved in nursing care and scheduling. Everything about the interview was very casual though and at the end, I had to ask if I was hired or not. She had me scheduled for orientation but had never formally offered me the job.
So I called last night and asked about benefits and vacation because she had never mentioned them to me. She sent me a brief email from her Blackberry, and I'm calling today to clarify things and ask for a formal offer letter. It's 5 vacation days, 2 personal days, 7 sick days, and holidays (which I assume are floating). I'll be working 40 hours a week, days or evenings during the week and evenings e/o weekend. Does this sound like a good offer to you? Like I said, I think the facility is very nice and as a new grad I can't be too picky about my first job. DH is very concerned about the lack of a formal offer letter and that I was basicaly hired on the spot. He is used to jumping through hoops to get a job. Should this concern me?