Community Clinic

  1. Can anyone tell me if this is a good place for a new grad, I just started a job at a community clinc, where I do triage for an adult care clinic, please any advise is much appreciated, thanks.
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    About RNKay31

    Joined: Aug '04; Posts: 986; Likes: 14
    First year in Nursing
    Specialty: Clinical exp in OB, psy, med-surg, peds


  3. by   RNKay31
    does any one have any advise
  4. by   Altra
    You say you've started the job already ... how are things going? How is your orientation structured? Do you provide direct patient care?

    I'm surprised that the plan is for you to do triage, even in a non-acute setting. A more typical pattern for a new nurse (in an ER setting, for example) is to gain experience doing patient care before progressing to triage.

    Triage is something of an art form ... boiling down everything the patient reports into what you believe is the primary problem. Communication skills and knowledge of meds are two things of paramount importance.

    Keep letting us know how things are going for you.
  5. by   RNKay31
    Actually, I think this job is very demanding and sad to say I quit, today
  6. by   Altra
    Sorry to hear that, RNKay ...

    Hopefully the things that led you to leave this job will help you discern a better fit next time.