Published Mar 7, 2005
I RECEIVED THIS AS PART OF A JOB DESCRIPTION FOR RN POSITON:
Must be able to engage in the following physical activities on a daily basis: able to walk and stand for entire day with some sitting, turning, twisting, bending, stooping, crouching. Must be able to reach, hold, lift, push, pull,
and/or carry up to thirty (30) - fifty (50) pounds. Some
responsibilities require sitting, grasping, fingering, receiving and
handling of equipment and/or supplies. Must be able to talk with
clear diction, have a good field of vision, depth perception and good
hearing. Must be free from infection. Occasionally may be exposed to
infectious diseases. Must be able to work in cool temperatures.
Occasionally will have to work around wet, slippery floors,some X-ray
exposure and work around chemical hazardous properties. Some surgical
procedures involve the use of the laser. Must be able to move and
push stretchers, wheelchairs, recliners, video/TV equipment, rolling
carts, bovie, laser, microscope, anesthesia machines. Protective
equipment includes: protective eyewear glasses, gloves, gown, lead
aprons, shoe covers, hats, and mask.
sharann, BSN, RN
They forgot "ability to hold bladder contents for 17 hours"
Sounds like they're trying to cover all OSHA areas. If you get hurt, too bad, you knew ahead of time...it was in the job description.
Did they also describe to a tee the mental fortitude and intelligence required to to the job?
RN4NICU, LPN, LVN
What about X-Ray vision (to cut down on the facility's bottom line - they can charge for XR without having to do them) and the ability to leap onto a stretcher to perform CPR in a single bound? Don't forget super-speed to respond to all of those monitor alarms at once! Okay, I've been watching a bit too much Smallville. :chuckle
fingering?????????? I don't even want to know!
I missed that one.
Oh well, next applicant.
caroladybelle, BSN, RN
They forgot the requirement for psychic ability.
Only other nurses can imagine what we actually do in a shift. The general public thinks we sit at the desk and do out nails. Thank God for my 2 sisters-in law-they are nurses and we definately understand each other.
What happened to go without food for 10 hrs, no water, nothing. Feet swollen out of shoes that are covered with who knows what, wearing unform that may have unknown whatever on it. And make sure you smile. :chuckle
Only other nurses can imagine what we actually do in a shift. The general public thinks we sit at the desk and do our nails. Thank God my 2 sisters-in law are nurses and we definately understand each other.What happened to go without food for 10 hrs, no water, nothing. Feet swollen out of shoes that are covered with who knows what, wearing uniform that may have unknown whatever on it. And make sure you smile. :chuckle
What happened to go without food for 10 hrs, no water, nothing. Feet swollen out of shoes that are covered with who knows what, wearing uniform that may have unknown whatever on it. And make sure you smile. :chuckle
And actually, with the exception of "anesthesia machine", the posted Job-description sounds really easy considering the situations I have worked in as a nurse.
One requirement challenging compliance: "Must be able to lift 70-lbs solo". At 111 (& wanting to maintain this for my Sport passion), hefting 85-lb paraplegics around is a piece-of-cake, not Fortunately, 'nuff other staff are pressing for Transferring-machinery, increasingly.
Left out the ability to stretch your height to 8-10 feet so you can do proper CPR (straight up and down now) on a patient on a cart locked in the high position with no step stool near by :chuckle :rotfl: :roll :roll
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