Published Aug 6, 2005
You are reading page 2 of would you work for a DON that you dont respect?
Is this someone you want or would even expect to go to bat for you if needed?
Is this someone you can rely on as a resource?
I'm thinking no.
Run the other way.
I went on an interview with a DON at a ltc facility and they DON was crazy she was swearing the whole interview then on the way out she got a cigarrette and started smoking. i found it very unprofessional and 1st impressions mean alot. would you work for her? she also sounded like i could do a better job as DON than her. not a good role model.
How sad! Maybe you could do a better job than she does. I really believe that we are sent to certain places for a reason. If you really care about your residents, the extra 10% that you provide could make all the difference in the world. The crazy DON needs help, but believe me, they are everywhere!
barefootlady, ADN, RN
Sounds to me as if your whole "flight" instinct has sent you warning signals. Heed that instinct to run from this facility. I have been on some strange interviews, my last one was terrible. I ran from that job even though I really needed the money. Something better will come along. Stay positive and good luck on the hunt. :selfbonk:
RosesrReder, BSN, MSN, RN
Striking first impression. I say look elsewhere and if they call and ask don't hesitate to tell them what you thought of her.
Thats a good question. I work in a SNF as a nurse manager. Every nurses' experience in a facility depends on the DON. Be careful about where you attach your license. If you go in as a DON and have poor staff, you can change from the top down. But not the other way around. Sounds like youve got a good head on your shoulders. Good luck finding your job.
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