Welcome. Helllllo !!!
Your training does sound like most I have heard of, at least the way it works with OUR company. Exactly as you described.
Ours, too, is a small unit (30 pts.) .. 12 chairs.. two shifts on M-W-F, and one shift on Tues., Thurs., Sat. We have our DON (who is SUPER ! ), 2 RNs (but not there together every day), 2 LPNs and a tech. Again, it varies according to whose day off it is, etc. Often we only have one RN working, and at times, that might be our DON. The RNs do everything the others do.. work the floor.. including our DON, when another RN is off that day. And the LPNs do everything the RNs do, except hang blood. We all do our own assessments, meds, etc., etc. We set up and tear down our own machines, do our own ccare plans, nursing notes, etc. We have a 1 staff to 4pts. ratio. Gets hectic sometimes, but we're a great team and we work well together. Very little turnover. The others have been there 10 years and more. Our tech is the newbie, and he's been with us two years. Small clinics are SO great because as posted by Diva, you really get to know and love your patients, and they treat you like family.. they really get attached (as do we.) We usually start by 0500, and sometimes earlier.. leave there by 1530- 1600. That's on our "long" days. The "short" days (one shift) we come in at 0430 and go home by 11 a.m. We work 4 days a week, either 3 long and one short, or 2 long and 2 short. Closed Sundays.
I, too, am a new RN, but have been there 6 years (was one of the techs).. just took my NCLEX on Monday and am anxiously awaiting the results. And I'm staying right where I am ! Couldn't be happier.
DON says she wants me to be able to do charge in 6 mos., so I have much to learn there yet..from the RN perspective. I've been working as RN Applicant since I graduated, so have already absorbed and practiced a lot of what I'll be doing from here on out.
Let us know how it goes ! Hope you enjoy it as much as I !