Registered Nurse (Female, Age 34) in birmingham, AL

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleRegistered Nurse
Salary$51,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week36
Company Size(not answered)
Locationbirmingham, AL
Years Experience18 months

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
a hospital in the baptist medical center network

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
complete plan of care, assessmet of patients, clinical skills

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
120 hours earned time off, 42 hours personal illness bank, blue cross medical, dental insurance, 401k

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work 3 12hour shifts and week and I like it because i can be home with my son.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work on a mother/baby floor

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 4
Benefits: 5
Hours: 1
Co-Workers: 2
Supervisors: 3
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 6

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amgot report on patients. physical assessments.
8am to 9amcompleted physical assessments and started handing out morning meds
9am to 10ammorning meds. insert catheter.
10am to 11amcharting and put an NG tube down
11am to 12pmcharting
12pm to 1pmlunch and charting
1pm to 2pmassessents on babies.
2pm to 3pmcharting mid day meds
3pm to 4pmcharting and vital signs
4pm to 5pmcharting
5pm to 6pmgive report on patients
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
referral

What was the application process?
online application, resume

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes and just answer a few questions

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
dont remember

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
no i didnt get all of the training i needed

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes i have an ADN

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes i learned all of the clinical skills i needed

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
yes

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
get a degree and apply

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
go to school and get clinical skills.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
organize organize organize

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
no… I want a career at a better hospital

What are your current career goals?
be an rn at a VA hospital and retire at 55

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
no

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1cust. service2 years20000handles custonmer service issues
Prior Job 22 years2 years20000medical billing

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.3

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.25jefferson stateassociate in nursing
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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