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    For those of you La County Sheriff Dept correctional nurses, why does it take so long to go through the hiring process? I started the process in April, I took my oral interview in July( placed in band 1) and now I am going to have to wait who knows how long to hear back from the dept. I hear it can take up to 12months for them to let you know whether they are going to put you through the background investigation portion. This is bumming me out. I feel like I have to put my life on hold and pass up other potentially good jobs. Anyone out there who has a similar hiring scenario?

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    So here's my situation, I am currently going through La County Sheriff's long process of being hired. My plans even before I applied for the dept was to get pregnant at the end of summer, but now i'm concerned that if I do the dept will hold it against me and find some reason why not to hire me. What do you think, should I wait till after my background investigation to get pregnant, despite the fact that it could take up to a year according to the nurses that I interviewed with. Your opinion would be greatly appreciated

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    Hello All. I have an interview next week for the sheriff correctional nurse position and I would like to be prepared. Could anyone tell me what type of interview questions that I maybe asked during the interview? I really would like to be hired for the position and i'm sure that they choose you based on your interview percentage. Please help

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    Hello muffin7. I don't have any knowledge about working as a RN in the La County jail, but I would like to know if you don't mind what type of questions do they ask you in the interview. Thanks so much

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    If you are speaking of the st. Johns in santa monica, no they are not a teaching hospital and they do not have a trauma center. It is a great facility to work at and the pay is pretty good. I just recently noticed that they have hired several travelers because the new building is almost complete. Hoped this info helped.

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    Hello, i'm in search of a Home Health agency and I am not sure if I should choose one that pays an hourly rate or that which pays by case. Can anyone tell me the benefits or negative of both and which you prefer?

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    I currently work as an RN on Tele in the Santa Monica area and live in Santa Clarita. I am considering going into Home Health and am looking for an agency close to home. The 35mile commute and working the night shift is doing me in. Anyone know of any agencys accepting unexperienced HH RNs? Thanks

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    Hello,
    I am a Tele nursing planning to transfer to the mother and baby floor. I would like any suggestions on some specific books that will better prepare me. Thanks

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    I am currently a telemetry nurse that would like to eventually move to the post-partum floor. I would like some suggestions on what type of classes to take to make the transition into post-partum nursing smoother.

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    Quote from lawrence01
    Anyone know about this hospital and about their location (East LA).
    You can post or just PM me. Thanks.:spin:
    Yes, I worked at White Memorial as a new grad in the emergency room. I resigned about two months ago because I was uncomfortable with the fact that majority of their patients are spanish speaking only, and I don't speak a bit of spanish. It was very difficult to assess and communicate with the patients. It was overall a very nice hospital. The pay rate for new grads is lower than average, but ultimately in the short amount of time that I was there, I learned alot.

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    I am an ER nurse , and was wondering what is the starting pay for L&D nurses?

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    Pie, I am in the exact same boat as you. I work the night shift in the emergency room and when I get home from a horrible shift you would think that I would be able to knock out right away. Well, unfortunately I only get appx 2 hours of sleep and wake up feeling horrible. I tried Lunesta, but is doesn't work. The regular ambien does work very well, but it is not for long term use , so I am going to ask my doctor to place me on ambien cr. I'm hoping that once I get off of orientation my manager will let me go to a mid shift, otherwise I will have to find a new job.

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    Being an ex- ER Tech and now an Emergency Room new grad nurse I can tell you for a fact, you will realize that you are doing more of the leg work and hard labor than that of the RN but you are of course getting paid less. In my ER they had me doing alllll of there work that they could get away with except transfusions, medication administration and documentation. I have to be honest, I even triaged patients from time to time, and that is a big no-no.
    Being a tech was a great experience and it definitely made my transition into new grad rn so much easier. I would recommend that you learn as much as possible but don't do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. The nurses and doctors really appreciated that I would do things for them without having to be asked.
    I was going through the process of being a firefighter but I married one, so I thought being an ER nurse was the next best thing, of course I do miss the fire. Good luck to you and think about being an ER nurse.

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    I also too got very nervous when taking the cpne, but here is why I believed I passed:
    1. I was well prepared and that made me feel confident
    2. I went on the website www.mindtools.com to help me with my nervousness( greatest help of all )
    3. The night before I took an Ambien so that I was assured that I would get a good nights rest
    4. I thought about what I was doing before acting upon it and took my time during both the stations and pcs's

    Good luck to you, I hope this helped

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    I agree Happy-ER RN, I too am going to wait until I can switch to the day shift before I start trying to get pregnant. Because I am a new grad it may take a year or so, but that is okay I am only 29yrs old.


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