I got a job interview on monday and i am very anxious about it. THis is my first ever job interview and i just don't know how to go about it. I am a foreign educated new grad, but i have already passed the CRNE and can work as an RN already under the Provisional Registration of CRNBC.
so here are a few questions i desperately need help with:
1. What do I wear?
2. What is the set-up of a nursing home in canada?
The only thing i know about nursing homes here is through the volunteer work i have done, so i do not know how it is to really work in one.
3. What is the salary for someone under the Provisional Registration in BC?
The salary range for RNs in BC is $29-$39, but i do not have my full license yet. Is the salary the same range in the acute area and in nursing homes?
4. Any general tips for a job interview?
Aug 22, '10
I wore smart casual trousers and top, They could ask you anything but I was generally asked about how I would react to staff issues as I generally as the RN would be the first port of call, asked a bit about Infection control and other bits like what can I offer them, what experience I have. I asked straight up what would be my pay and what sort of support would I get.
Aug 22, '10
Here's what to expect in a "nursing home" or LTC.
The RN is the Charge Nurse, responsible for liasing with the family, doctors, and other agencies involved in the day to day care. They also take all telephone, verbal orders, etc. during their shift. Depending on the size of the unit and the shift worked, you will be responsible for a lot of patients. I've worked in facilities where there have only been two RNs overnight for over 100 residents. On a dayshift it's usually around 45 on a unit.
They liase with the LPNs and the NAs on the floor. When the resident or family is difficult, it's the RNs job to smooth things over. You will need to know what the LPNs scope of practice is and how they fit into the scheme of things. They are independent nurses and do not work "under" your license, they have their own.
If the facility is provincially funded you make the same wages as an RN in acute, home or public health. If it's a for profit that's a totally different wage/ball game. Usually under the union contract it outlines what a grad nurse makes while awaiting their full nurse, with the wage difference being re-imbursed once the full practice permit is issued. As you state you are a new grad with no experience you will start at the lowest point of the RN payscale.
No flipflops, turn off your cell, and be on time. Take extra copies of your resume in a folder. No jeans. Clean and non-wrinkled is the way to go.
Aug 22, '10
Thanks very much Silverdragon102 and Fiona59!
The market is really tough for new grads so I'm really happy I atleast got this interview.
hoooooooo! my hands are really cold and my heart is beating so fast right now. I hope i get enough sleep tonight...
I hope I do well tomorrow!!! =)
Aug 23, '10
Good luck and please let us know how it goes for you
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