Hey there Pete and welcome to PCMH!!!
(I've been there for 6 yrs..
Pre-employment testing? UMM.....they do an occupational health screen (TB, check vaccinations, titers, possible drug screen, etc...)...
For nursing they also have you do a PBDS test....basically it is a test of your knowledge and how you would respond or answer certain "patient scenarios"...It is to see where your clinical skills and critical thinking level is to help determine where your weaknesses and strengths are. It will also help determine the length of your orientation is.
The scenarios are like.......pt lying in bed, you see blood hanging and IVF's, pt c/o of chills, etc..QUESTION: What is happening here?...well duh..blood reaction.....another one is the pt c/o of SOB, sweating, pain in chest...PE OR MI??? so on and so on...
Any hoo....feel free to IM me if you have more questions! Will be happy to answer any and all
BTW what unit will you be working on???
Hope to see you around!!!