Change in duties at interview

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Hello fellow nurses,

I just interviewed for a position at a health clinic. The job was stated as being a referral case manager with behavioral health experience and supervision of staff. At the interview, I was told I will "Lead by example". I will not only be responsible for my job, but also ordering supplies, drugs, taking triage and screening phone calls, drawing blood and cathing peds pts, drawing blood on adults, covering any missing staff duties, giving immunizations to peds, phoning in prescriptions, doing med rec's , the list was exhaustive and I cant even begin to put down all the other duties I am responsible for. I am to be an intensive case manager for not only psych clients, but now medical and pediatric as well, plus throw in a small amt of OB/gyne. I was told that I am a salary employee and that my door has to always be open. I cant imagine how I will even have the time to do the job I was hired for and I pointed out I have no peds experience. I was floored. AmI overreacting? Is this normal ??

PNCC2001

117 Posts

Specializes in OB, Family Practice, Pediatrics. Has 22 years experience.

I have many years of Case Management experience and IMO they are being unrealistic for you to be able to accomplish all of that; and many of those duties are not in the job description of a Case Manager.

nursel56

7,046 Posts

Specializes in Peds/outpatient FP,derm,allergy/private duty. Has 47 years experience.

It sounds like a physical impossibility from what you're saying. I guess I would wonder out of curiosity whether the facility is large or small, but more importantly I wonder what everyone else is doing while you are busy doing everyone else's job?

Forest2

625 Posts

I know this is an old post. I found it while browsing, that being said, I have personally been a victim of bait and switch, it is a tactic used because they can't get applicants for the job if they came right out and said what the responsibilities were. They hope to sucker one in.

2BS Nurse, BSN

677 Posts

Has 10 years experience.

I am noticing that current clinic job posts are listing more and more responsibilities with weekly travel across the city. Providers are expected to travel to multiple locations per week and RNs are required to follow. My company is expecting more work from less staff with no increase in pay.

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

On 6/12/2019 at 9:15 AM, Forest2 said:

I know this is an old post. I found it while browsing, that being said, I have personally been a victim of bait and switch, it is a tactic used because they can't get applicants for the job if they came right out and said what the responsibilities were. They hope to sucker one in.

Agree. If a person needs a job badly enough to go to the trouble of getting, then attending, an interview, it is hoped they won’t do an about face and head for the door once the game is changed up. Kind of like being the bug caught in a spider web while the interviewer is wrapping said bug, then decides to change to a different type of binding, midway.

lpn164

25 Posts

Id say NOPE and move on, they are looking for someone to fill a larger position and use them to do an underling position as well then blame you when your main job is not done correctly. RED FLAGS