I am a new graduate RN who graduated with her ADN and has been searching for a position in a hospital for 6 months. I haven't even been able to book an interview! I live in NYC and apparently all the city hospitals (which is about 20 hospitals) and some private ones are all frozen and no one is hiring! And even if they were, not many would hire an new graduate RN.
I was finally able to interview for a home health position a few days ago and although I haven't received a job offer yet, they called me yesterday to let me know that they are interested and wanted to know if I had any other job offers. I get their final decision today. They are considering me for two positions, Field Assessment Nurse and Intake Coordinator. The Intake Coordinator does the initial assessment, which checks to see if the client needs fits what we have to offer, and the field assessment nurse does all the follow up assessments after they have been enrolled in our plan. From what I was told all I will be doing regardless of the position is assessments (no medication administration, dressing changes, etc.) which is kind of a bummer because I feel that I'll lose all my skills. So my questions are: Is this an appropriate position for a new grad RN? Will it make it harder in the future for me to be able to get a position at a hospital? Also, what is your experience with home care? Do you love it? Hate it? Why?