Interview at the VARegister Today!
- by edchunt May 3, '08Hey all, I am going to interview at the VA hospital on May 8th. What does anyone know about that place? Good, bad, or anything at all? I am still working at Sharpe right now. Looking for some change.
- May 3, '08 by barefootladyWorked with a nurse who had a sister that worked for V.A. for over 30 years, she loved it.
Good benefits, old way of doing things. No one gets in a hurry. Go for it. Good luck.
- May 3, '08 by barefootladyed,
- May 9, '08 by barefootladyHey ed,
How did the interviews go? Any decisions yet?
- May 16, '08 by edchuntHey there lady, They told me it would be two weeks from 5-8-08 until i would hear anything. Then.. while I was out, they called and asked if I would be interested in being put on alist of eligible for part time in primary care.
- May 17, '08 by barefootladyHey ed,
I can understand your confusion. Sounds like they need help and since your license is in good standing, you have experience, and showed up for the interview, they are at least willing to give you part time work until other papers clear. So, what is your opinion? Are you going to go to work for them if they offer you a job? What unit did you apply to work? Come on, give some more info. Anyway, I hope you are having a good weekend.
- May 17, '08 by edchuntOh, I WILL go to work for them. The unit I interviewed on was 6. That's about all I know except it is long term care. That was the one they called me for so I went. I do know two LPNs that work there. One of them I went to LPN school with and he works on that very unit. The other I worked with at the State Hospital. So you think they will have me? It's so much closer to home. I am driving 33 miles to Weston now and the VA is 3 miles from the house.:wink2:
- May 17, '08 by barefootladySure they will have you and feel lucky to get you. So, did the license thing get worked out? Are you going to be an LPN or an RN there?
With the price of gas, it is almost necessary to rent a place if you drive over 10 miles, which of course most of us do here in these hills.
Keep us posted and let us know how you like it. How much notice will you be required to give? Any chance of working extra at the state facility? Or have you had enough of the crazy people? Good luck .
- May 17, '08 by edchuntThe license thing is still in the works. I am an RN now. I will give my current work two weeks notice. Yes I have had just about enough of the patients I work with now, but I might consider working part time there or PRN. This license issue should be done by July 18th. Thestate has been so good to me really, but I need to be closer to home and have a chance for some more $$$ and get some medical skills back also.
- May 18, '08 by barefootladyI am not too sure what medical skills you can pick up on the LTC unit in the long term, but you can always transfer within the facility to other positions for more indepths skills. It is a great opportunity anyway. I am sure the money is good, someone said they pay something like a 20% Sunday differential. Good money. Anyway good luck.