head nurse interview - page 10

I wanted to see what you all thought of this. I have had three interviews already for this position. I have two more interviews on Tuesday with another 30 people. Then I have another one with the... Read More

  1. by   Agnus
    Keep your head up kid. Ya done good. ((((hug))))
    Last edit by Agnus on Sep 12, '03
  2. by   renerian
    Thanks again angus. You are very kind. I will remember that.

  3. by   rstewart
    I refrained from commenting earlier because the original poster was so excited about the position and the replies were understandably supportive-------that said, I knew almost immediately it was going to be a major disaster.

    How did you know, one might ask? Superior intelligence? Psychic abilities? Not even close. Just the opposite in fact. I am without a doubt the #1 Sh.t Magnet Nursing Job Champion of the United States.......maybe even of the World. I've learned the hard way.

    The first clue was the abnormally high number of interviews. Multiple interviews have nothing to do with the hiring process, per se, as the powers that be are going to choose who they want. Input from below means nothing; in fact, negative feedback is often perceived as a positive indicator that the candidate is a good "fit" with the mangement team. But the interviews DO serve an important purpose: They offer a means to shift blame to others when the hiring decision "goes wrong". And the powers that be have every reason to believe it will go wrong because a) it's gone wrong before and b) they know they will not permit changes that may have contributed to a. The only "new" ingredient will be--- you.

    Actually, this was a no-brainer. Most managements of this type at least pretend to offer the resourses needed to succeed. But not these folks.

    I was soooooooo glad to see the happy ending. I was worried that the management compromise might have been enough to prolong the inevitable.
  4. by   renerian
    Thanks Rstewart. Chalk it up as a learning experience for me.

  5. by   mattsmom81
    Glad you backed out. Having been in a bad middle management position myself once, all the bells and whistles were going off for me as you were describing your experiences with these people.

    Good luck!!
  6. by   renerian
    Thanks Mattsmom! I appreciate your support!

  7. by   barefootlady
    Good Luck in the new job. Hope it is everything you want it to be. I would love to work for someone who actually wanted the nurses on the unit to be "all of the nurse" they can be.
  8. by   renerian
    Wow thanks barefoot. I had two great mentors in my nursing career. They were great leaders and taught me how to be good to the staff and to help them grow as professionals! I have to laugh as one of them was my later in the future, husband. He is such a great nurse, leader, husband and father. I am blessed to have him as someone to inspire me.

  9. by   barefootlady
    Ren, what is the job situation in Columbus right now? Am really needing a change and have considered that area. Any idea's? Over 20 years experience, mostly med/surg but have psych, ortho, some peds too. Really need a change and a new learning experience.
  10. by   renerian
    Barefoot the hospitals here pay well and everyone is always on the lookout for a good nurse. I think the base pay is almost 29 for your years experience per hour plus shift diff, weekend diff. etc. What market are you looking at? Some of the SNFs pay 22 to 25 but the loads are awful. WE need nurses here so bad. Hospital has 4k sign on with a 2 year commitment. One SNF here is offering the same.

    Let me know if your looking for a certain type of job as I can email you some information based on the paper. I would be more than happy to do that. I love living here. Almost 8 million people though for the metro area and the traffic at rush hour stinks.

  11. by   renerian
    When I realize how long I have been trying to get this to work I am amazed. Hospitals are so political and slow. I finally have met again with the unit manager and she had put my orientation process in writing and I am satisfied. I start Monday.

    I had looked at LTC/another thread and just felt the ratios were not good.

    Sigh, very hard to look for work. I really hate lay offs and hope they do not combine units or something.....