Nurse (Female, Age 38) in Jersey city, NJ
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||Jersey city, NJ|
|Years Experience||8 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.
close to 75 staff members (excluding maintenance)
a clinic that provides care for people with low incomes.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I take care of patients.
provide them with medication and basic comfort.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
3 weeks of vacation, 6 sick leave and private insurance
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes , all the time.
I like my job on most days.
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.
Not much room..everything is cramped.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 5
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 8
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||at home, preparing for work.|
I usually take a shower, get dressed and have a coffee before leaving for work.
|8am to 9am||I dirve about 30 minutes to my work.|
I am a nurse and my shift starts at 9:00 am.
I have a coffee, talk with some staff members, check my charts for the day and then at 9:00 am my shift as begun.
|9am to 10am||first floor. I check on the patients, verify if some needs something, talk to them about how the night before went and so on.|
|10am to 11am||Still on the first floor.|
I continue visiting each room and if no complication, i usually finish at 11:00 am.
|11am to 12pm||I bring medication to patients on my chart, verify who needs extra for lunch, talk to the doctors on my shift about anything related to the patients needs.|
|12pm to 1pm||Lunch until 1:00pm.|
I usually take a nice walk outside, grab a coffee at starbucks and then go back at work..relax until 1:00 pm.
|1pm to 2pm||I sort out the medication shelves. Look for any possible mix-up in the meds. I talk to other nurses to see if everything is going ok and if help is needed elsewhere.|
|2pm to 3pm||first floor (round 2)|
I verify if all the meals have been picked up in each rooms. Talk to patients and verify if everything is going ok. I monitor them, give medication, bring them something they might need etc…
|3pm to 4pm||first floor (round 2)|
I continue until 4:00 pm the first floor.
|4pm to 5pm||I talk to the doctors and update them if needed on some patients . I discuss also with other nurses before leaving what needs to be done on the first floor.|
I prepare the meds in advance for the 6 o’clock medication because i finish at 5:00pm
|5pm to 6pm||My day is done. I say goodbye to everybody and i go home|
|6pm to 7pm||i relax, have another coffee, watch tv then prepare our meal.|
|7pm to 8pm||we all eat. I clean the house a little, do some laundry, talk on the phone with friends.|
|8pm to 9pm||I put the kids to bed. read a story then after i cuddle with my husband.|
|9pm to 10pm||Bedtime..watch a little tv in the bedroom, sometimes i read a book, then go to bed.|
|10pm to 11pm||sleeping|
|11pm to 12am||sleeping|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
gave my resume and they called me the week after for an interview.
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Head nurse gave the interview.
I think we were 7 applying for the same position.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
dont really remember, been a long time.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes i was fully satisfied with the training i received.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I was teamed up with another nurse for a month training.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
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?
go to school and get your degree.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
high school completed also is required.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Expect the unexpected.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
I would love to advance to intensive care one day.
What are your current career goals?
be accepted for a position in the intensive care unit.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
said pretty much all that i can think of.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||receptionist||3||12$/hrs||answering phones. Booking appointments|
|Prior Job 2||receptionist||2||9$/hrs||answering phones. Booking appointments|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:
|jackson high||nursing intensive care.|
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
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