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Interview red flags?

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by chloefiesta chloefiesta (New) New Nurse

chloefiesta has 5 years experience .

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I have worked at my hospital for a year and I recently applied for a job internally to a different department (day surgery/pacu). I was told to meet with the director/manager of the unit but I received a tour of the unit and an interview with the charge nurse of the unit. I did not meet with the manager/director of the unit at the end of the day and after a week, they offered me the job without having me speak or meet with her. HR was not surprised when I mentioned all of this to them. 

Should I be concerned or does this happen often? 

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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It depends. What reputation does the unit and manager have?  The manager may be very busy or have another issue currently (or is maybe on the way to being canned, or leaving the dept themself), and left the process to the charge- not the best circumstance,  but not a deal breaker. An internal transfer does not raise this as a red flag to me. A new hire, on the other hand, would definitely make me wonder

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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I would assume the manager got called away to something she couldn't get out of.  That's the life of a manager.  Since you've already been working at that hospital, you have a track record.  They need another staff person, you're interested in the position, there's nothing in your record that poses a red flag for them - the rest is formality.

I wouldn't worry about it.  If you were a new hire, the manager would likely have either kept you waiting or rescheduled.

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