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    Ideal Image Non Compete

    Did you end up taking the job with ideal image? How are you liking it?
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    Laser hair RN at Ideal Image

    @BriManRNAre you still working for Ideal Image? I have a phone interview with them for a part-time RN position but am concerned because all of the recent reviews from RN's on Glassdoor are 1 star! I am so interested in this field and actually performing procedures myself, but am concerned the atmosphere might be terrible based on the reviews. Any input?
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    New Grad in OR struggling

    Thank you for this! A lot of my coworkers are very helpful and are people I love to work with, but there are also a lot of people who throw others under the bus and are constantly speaking bad about many other colleagues. Some of them are downright mean and very unpleasant to be around. I can't tell if they are just burnt out from the job or if they lack any maturity whatsoever. It is nice to know it isn't unusual to be this stressed and crying often during my first nursing job. Acerbia- I would love to hear about your experience in the OR if you don't mind sharing.
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    New Grad in OR struggling

    I started the periop 101 program at my hospital in Feb 2016 (this year) as a new grad nurse. The few months I have been working there have been extremely tough. I am hoping to find someone who started out in a similar situation in the OR and made it through orientation in one piece. The hospital started going through some major changes as soon as I was hired (new director, the OR educator switched roles to a management position leaving the educator spot empty, we switched to a new medical record system, and had Joint Commission and CMS come by all since I started in Feb). On top of this, there has been very little structure in my orientation process. I am constantly with new preceptors and am usually working with surgeons I have never worked with or only worked with once before. I am a very introverted person and this puts a lot of stress on me on top of all of the learning expected of me. I find myself shutting down on some days and have been told I'm "quiet" several times which doesn't help. I have no problem speaking up if there is a patient safety issue, but it seems like the OR is very cliquey and I am not interested in making best friends with anyone there. I am trying to figure out if my stress level is normal for just starting in the OR or if the OR might not be the best fit for me and my personality. I am at the hospital 5 days a week and at least 2 days out of every week I come home crying just to release all of the stress! Management is incredibly busy and unavailable to discuss my feelings which is why I am turning here. PS- I signed a 2-year contract worth $15,000 if broken. Does anyone have a similar story or any advice?!?!
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    New Grad Operating Room or Ideal Image

    Thank you! I think you are right. The experience in the OR is invaluable and the aesthetic positions will be there in the future. I am going to accept the periop 101 position at the level 1 trauma center.
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    First job in aesthetics?

    Did you ever get any messages in response to this post? I am having the same feelings right now... Should I go work for a high paying company doing LHR/botox or should I go work in the Operating Room and use more of the skills I learned in school? It seems like the LHR gig is too good to be true (low stress, high pay, no holidays, etc) Am I being too skeptical?
  7. I have an opportunity to start as a new grad RN at Ideal Image. This job pays over $30/hr to start and seems very low stress (plus I would love to do laser and injection procedures). It would be working 5 days a week. On the other hand, I have the opportunity to join two different perioperative training programs which both have a 3-year commitment. (these jobs start under $25/hr and require a lot of call time). The higher paying option would be working 2-8's and 2-12's where the lower paying option is more flexible with scheduling and call time. Which would you choose and why?
  8. I have an opportunity to start as a new grad RN at Ideal Image. This job pays over $30/hr to start and seems very low stress (plus I would love to do laser and injection procedures). It would be working 5 days a week. On the other hand, I have the opportunity to join two different perioperative training programs which both have a 3-year commitment. (these jobs start under $25/hr and require a lot of call time). The higher paying option would be working 2-8's and 2-12's where the lower paying option is more flexible with scheduling and call time. Which would you choose and why?
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    Centura Health Periop 101

    Has anyone gone through the Periop 101 training program with Centura St. Anthony Hospital (Lakewood, CO)? I am in the middle of the interview process and would love to hear how past RN's felt about the program. I know it is mainly focused on circulating but did you get to scrub at all? I am also interviewing with HealthOne for The medical center of aurora and would love some feedback on their program as well!
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