Got the Job!

  1. Unofficially, anyway! I answered the phone here at work & it was a gal from the hospital's HR. She was verifying my employment, but since my boss wasn't in at the moment, I took the message. She recognized my voice & told me unofficially that I got the position. The person who makes the offer of employment will be in tomorrow, so I'll get "the call" then. But, she said that she's already made an appointment to get my physical there at the hosptial on Monday morning at 6:30am. After that, I'll fill out the forms in HR, get my security badge & then I'll be off to orientation. For the first 1 1/2 days, it'll be at the hospital, then I'll be in dialysis orientation for 8 weeks or so. I'm looking forward to it!

    WooHoo!!! :hatparty:
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    About AmyLiz

    Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 1,190; Likes: 11
    RN - Operating Room (and prn at a hemodialysis clinic)


  3. by   Asiancutie
    congratulations! :hatparty: :hatparty:
  4. by   S.N. Visit
    Great news! Congratulations !!!!
  5. by   Havin' A Party!
    Congrats, Amy!
  6. by   Achoo!
    WooHoo! Congrats! :hatparty:
  7. by   MryRose
    WooooooooooHoooooooooo!! Hey Congratulations!!!

    Party Time!


  8. by   ava'smomRN
    Congrats!!!!!! I hope you LOVE your new job
  9. by   jnette
    That's great, Amy !!!

    Did you ever get to look at the unit yet? Hope all goes really well for you... keep us posted, k?
  10. by   RedSox33RN
    awesome news, amy!!! congratulations!!
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  12. by   MandyInMS
    Congrats 2 YOU
  13. by   AmyLiz
    Quote from jnette
    Did you ever get to look at the unit yet? Hope all goes really well for you... keep us posted, k?
    Yes, I got to see the unit. It's nice sized, but it's broken up into 3 sections, so you only work one section during your shift. From what the manager said, 4 people work each section & it looked like there were 7 or 8 chairs per section, so it's not too bad. I got to watch a nurse start a pt on the machine & it was cool. She let me feel the fistula (it's huge!) and watch her put the needles in & hook him up to the machine. It was really interesting. And the machines are great. They've got touch screens & all the info is right there about the amount of bicarb, their vitals, etc.

    Only problem is that I will now have to drop my classes for spring quarter. Not too big of a problem since we didn't start yet...this week's the last week of winter quarter. I couldn't pick up any other classes, so I'll take the quarter off & just resume summer quarter. No big deal, I'm still just taking non-nursing classes while I'm on the waiting list. Only have 3 more non-nursing classes to take, so I'll have time. This way I can devote my whole brain to learning dialysis.

    Now I just have to find a place to get my CPR certification ASAP. Ugh.
  14. by   jnette
    FOUR staff per section of eight patients??? Holy MOLY !!! I want to work there !!! Everywhere else I've ever heard of, it's one staff per four patients. :stone

    No fair. Sounds great, if that's really how it turns out.

    Yes, you WILL need your WHOLE brain dedicated to learning dialysis... it truly is fascinating... don't be intimidated... you WILL learn it ! Take your time... just learning to set up the machines (stringing the bloodlines) is a major feat in itself... you'll be DREAMING about doing this, believe me. One step at a time. There's MUCH to learn, and you're NOT expected to learn it overnight !

    Wish you the best in your new venture... keep us posted, ok?