I went in on Friday and handed in all my paperwork and did the physical. I have to go back Monday for part 2 of the physical which is just to show them my arm from the PPD.
I got hired on medsurg 4th floor. I am on days and it is 12 hour shifts. I was told by the HR lady that first few months will be full time (orientation and training with senior nurse), then I will start my part time schedule. Being I will be part time I was told I will be doing 12 hour shifts- 1 week 1 day, the next week 2 days, the next week 1 day, the next week 2 days- so that is 6 shifts a month.
When I was being interviewed with the nursing manager she was so nice and liked me alot, and kinda hinted in a small way that she would recommend me to HR for the position, because only HR can hire us based on our background check, references and all that stuff. She told me that if I get offered a part time position to take it because on that floor there is plenty of opportunities to pick up extra shifts if I wanted.
I'm not sure how that works but I don't think extra shifts would be paid as OT, probably as regular hours unless you go above 37.5 hours (but I am just guessing).
When I spoke with HR on friday she told me the first day is HR orientation, which is I guess learning about policies and all that stuff, then after that we get broken up into nursing groups and start our training for 3 week until being put on the floor.
I also asked about health insurance, and if we are qualified to get it because we are only part time and she said benefits would start for us on March 1st. She did say we had to pay into our benefits but at that point wasnt sure how much off the top of her head.
Does anyone have any other info besides what I know. I am dying to know everything lol. I'm not sure who you guys are but when I was there on the 5th, there were already 2 girls there before me that I was talking to. LOL any of you one of the first girls that was there?