Nice orientation: Some days your going to the corporate office and other days to your center. You will have a welcome class, treatment class, drug screen class, 1:1 buddy training (several of them) some with an MA and some with RN's. You will have a day in the lab. Spend some time at the Front Desk, X-Ray. This is so you can see how things work in each area. Computer class as well.
It goes on for about a month and a half of training.
Each center has different amount of rooms, some centers are busier than others. Open from 8a - 10p. Doors lock at 10p, but all patients inside must be seen. I was told by one staff member the latest they stayed was 11:45p. If working the first part of the shift you should arrive by 7:30am or 7:45am. Shifts are 8a-3p, 12p-7p, 3p-10p. I have heard that they hire a lot of New Grads so that would be a plus for you if your a new grad because now you know they are used to training New Grads rather than mostly seasoned nurses, although they do hire Seasoned Nurses, like myself. Matter of fact one of the trainers said that it was nice to be able to orient a seasoned nurse for once because it had been awhile since that person got to orient one. Although they said they enjoy orienting new grads as well.
The typical staff: At least two, sometimes three (MD's or PA's), MA, LPN, RN on the floor. There will always be an RN on during the shift. Everyone works well and works as a team all the time, especially when busy. Very sick ones that come in are sent out 911. They do require all staff to be ACLS certified. Don't be scared of ACLS you can do it, just study for it and they even have the class/training at Patient First. They pay is pretty good.
Acuity: Really bad sent out 911. Mostly I see: Sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, pink eye, chest pain, abdominal pain, physicals, drug screening, HIV Screening, animal bites, abscesses, vaginal/penile discharges, a lot of flu and strep (and performing the tests), lacerations, bone breaks, sprains, strains, work comp patients, rashes, cellulitis, tampons that patients cannot get out, staph infection, URI, UTI's, Pyelonephritis, bumps and bruises.