Registered Nurse (Female, Age 31) in North Richland Hills, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Registered Nurse|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||North Richland Hills, NY|
|Years Experience||2.5 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for a small physician owned hospital that consists of an urgent care and surgery center.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Administer medications to patients, critically evaluate pt status, provide ongoing care to the hospitalized patient after surgery.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
3.7 hours of paid time off per 2 weeks, 401k program and medical benefits
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Average compensation for experience
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 with people on a daily basis. From parents of patients, patients, doctors, and other healthcare professionals. I enjoy interacting w/others.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work in a small hospital setting. I like the staff and the location and dislike the overnight hours.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 2
The Actual Work: 7
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 8am||I work nights so this would be 7pm-8pm|
Check work assisgnment/room assisgnments
take report from nurse leaving
If I have an inpatient (one staying overnight from surgery) – take report and review chart
|8am to 9am||8p-9p|
assess patient (blood pressure, wound, temp, etc…)
document above findings
|9am to 10am||9p-10p|
repeat any necessary assessments
|10am to 11am||pm|
discuss any needs w/patient and family
|11am to 12pm||repeat vital signs|
meds if needed
|12pm to 1pm||update chart|
meds if needed
|1pm to 2pm||see above|
|2pm to 3pm||2am – 3 am|
check on patient
attend to needs (toileting, etc)
|3pm to 4pm||3a-4a|
repeat vital signs
update chart (med record)
|4pm to 5pm||4a-5a|
check on pt
|5pm to 6pm||5a-6a|
document intake and output during night
check on pt
|6pm to 7pm||6a-7a|
give oncoming nurse report
|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?
What was the application process?
Resume, interview, drug test, math test
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Interview with department manager and administrator of company. 2 interviews with both.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
What can I bring to this job? Why did I leave my other job? What skills can I bring here?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes – on the job orientation with a peer
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Bachelor’s degree, orientation
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes- skills labs, clinical work
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Get an associates or bachelors degree in nursing. I recommend an assocites, then getting tuition reimbursement for a bachelor’s degree.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Social skills are important, as well as learning on the job and taking helpful criticism.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes – a degree in the field and on the job orientation
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Study hard, work hard and have fun doing both
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes – is a different field with more expierence
What are your current career goals?
Possible switch to school nurse
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Nurse Tech||1 yr||Assist nursing personnel with vital signs, lab work, secretary work|
|Prior Job 2||RN||5 yrs||Assess patients using critical thinking, collaborate with others in the field (doctor, lab, PT/OT, etc..), administer medications|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
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