I recently interviewed on a CCU. I have been a nurse for a few years, but had never taken the leap into critical care. Anyway, the interviewer described the job, and mentioned that I could be asked to work 12, 16, and it was possible a 24 hour shift. (is that even legal?) Also, I listed my priorities as being 1. patient care 2.delegation and 3. management The interviewer said she saw priorities for her RN's as being exactly backwards of mine (management first, and so on). Needless to say, after that comment the interview was pretty much over for me. She told me to call her the next week, and even tried to give me the impression that she was doing me a favor by interviewing me as I had no experience in that area. So do you think my answer for priorities was way off base( they practice team nursing by the way)?
She really made me feel like a moron.