Monday, March 14, 2005

1st Interview

The first interview went well and I really like the hospital and unit. In fact, I'm going back on Wednesday for a "shadow day" where I'll follow a nurse around and ask all sorts of questions one can't ask a nurse manager. But I *did* really like the nurse manager and the floor looks lovely. The patient population is children with neuromuscular and endocrine-related illnesses so it's a mix of chronically ill kids (cerebral palsy, brain damage), briefly ill kids (head injuries) and newly-diagnosed diabetics. Therefore, there'd be a lot of working with families and teaching which are all things I like. The good news is that there is a 3:1 patient:nurse ratio and that the hospital is so in-demand that they only have a 1% vacancy rate - pretty impressive, no? So hopefully I'll know if I definitely want to work there and in a couple of weeks I'll know if they want me!

I didn't bring my (one pair of) scrubs so Dan and I dashed out to "Uniform City" and I bought my first pair of scrubs (the first were a gift from friends). Scrubs are terrible and ill-fitting. I decided on kelly green pants, a black v-neck shit and I'll wear a hot pink t-shirt under the black for a festive, aren't-I-a-great-pediatric-nurse touch.

Tomorrow I have an interview at the hospital I used to work at in pediatric oncology, general pediatrics and adult oncology. Pheush.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay, hot pink 4eva! can you wear matching bangles and dangly plastic earrings?


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I like it when uniforms don't fit.

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