Maxim Healthcare- competency/skills assessment?

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by mustlovedogs mustlovedogs (New) New Nurse

Has 14 years experience.

Hi, 

I’m tentatively hired pending passing the “competency assessment” at Maxim next week. I’ll be working Peds cases. 
 

The thing is that even though I’ve been a nurse since 2008, I haven’t worked as a nurse for the past two years due to taking care of my dad who was terminally ill. I’m grateful I was on the position to be able to take care of my dad until he passed, now I feel totally out of the loop about anything r/t nursing (besides what I was doing to take care of my dad, but you know what I mean...) 

I have no idea what the competency assessments consists of, what I should brush up on between today and Wednesday morning. 

Has anyone taken the competency assessment at Maxim in the last year? I’d love to know what to expect in general, hate going in blind! 

Edited by mustlovedogs

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 43 years experience. 1,705 Posts

The competency assessment I had was going from station to station showing that I knew how to insert and suction a trach, access and/or replace a MicKey GT Button, change an O2 tank, and use a Kangaroo feeding pump, pulse oximeter, apnea monitor, suction machine, nebulizer. LTV or Trilogy vent, things like that. 

I don't think they had a jiggle vest, cough assist machine, O2 concentrator, or liquid oxygen., but these are also machines you should know how to use. If you don't know how, ask.

lpn90425

lpn90425

5 Posts

I stopped working with maxim a few months ago, but the comps they did were easy. The manager would demonstrate the skill and then we each did it. There were only like 3 skills mickey button replacement, straight cath (with no sterile field), and they gave a med math problem and we had to draw up the correct amount. 

 

sergel02, BSN

Has 5 years experience. 169 Posts

On 6/5/2021 at 2:53 PM, lpn90425 said:

I stopped working with maxim a few months ago, but the comps they did were easy. The manager would demonstrate the skill and then we each did it. There were only like 3 skills mickey button replacement, straight cath (with no sterile field), and they gave a med math problem and we had to draw up the correct amount. 

 

Is there a particular reason you stopped working for them? They seem to be the biggest employer for peds private duty in my area so I always see postings every few months from them.