Monday, October 28, 2013

Still in the Hunt

Kinda had a placed case, but guess it didn't work out. So perhaps there will be another one soon. I do know that I am still putting out applications for that ever allusive something different.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Starting Two

So right now I got the Private Nursing gig. It's 3 12 hour shifts. I am going to be talking to old job and seeing if they can put me down to part time and I will try and pick up at least 3 shifts with them a week too. New job is Fri, Sat, Mon 7a-7p... which leaves me with Sun, Tue, Wed, Thur available for old job shifts as long as they are overnights like the Wed/Sat 10-6 I already have. I have a Wed shift already but that is with a Saturday shift.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Went OK

Had an interview today and despite getting lost and being late for the interview things went well. I think I got it, but not exactly sure 100% yet, because it's Private Care and I have to be assigned a case. Good news is that it's 3 12 hour shifts, which I really like the idea of. Just in case I do end up needing to continue to work at my current job, there may be a way to make both work together. Which would only be an option as long as I can get on the case at my old location. It is ONLY with and FOR that family that I would even consider staying with current company.

New company pays weekly which is good too!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Still In the Running

Nice to hear I am one of the top candidates for a position, sucks that they are still interviewing though. I really really want the Urgent Care Position. So I will keep my fingers, toes, eyes, and everything else pretty much crossed and hold my breath for a positive result. I really tried to professionally sell myself for this position via my follow-up email.

"First I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to interview me for the RN position at XXXX. I am excited about the prospect of getting in on the ground floor as you transition to what I am sure will be a benefit to the community at large. I am confident that my training through XXXXX College and my experience in both Homecare and Long Term Care has prepared me for a challenging and rewarding experience as a Registered Nurse within your dynamic group.

I feel that I would make a great asset and strong candidate for the position of RN. I am confident that you will agree that my skills, eagerness to learn and apply new things, along with my strong references, make me the right candidate for the position. My experience with Case Management of both adult and pediatric clients, as well as clinical skills such as; ng/g/j tube feeding and placement, complex wound care, IV therapies via peripheral and central lines, to include hydration, TPN, antibiotics and blood administration, as well as my wide range of practice with skills along varied populations and ages of clients, has prepared me to meet the needs of the job description and exceed your expectations.

I can assure you I would be a dependable, eager and motivated employee with exceptional critical thinking skills and the ability to adapt to situations as they arise. I have great customer service, organization and prioritization skills. I work well independently and I thrive as part of a strong team. I possess an earnest interest in the healthcare of those in my care and strive to always provide quality care, compassion, and cultural competency.

I appreciate your time and look forward to working with you in the future. Once again, thank you for considering me for this opportunity to share my excitement and put my skills to work for you at XXXXXX. I hope to hear from you soon "

Additionally I have another Interview tomorrow for a different company, but once again in the Homecare field, but with adults as opposed to children. With this one also came this integrity test I had to take and seriously based on the amount of times it asked me if I would fist fight someone, if I would defend myself if someone challenged me to a fist fight, or hit someone because they were bothering me... well what the heck kind of place is this? Should I be scared? Plus it just kept asking me if I wanted drugs!

Friday, October 18, 2013

This and That

So I did go to the interview, probably didn't get that position. I actually would love to work at an Urgent Care, but seriously can I? She had quite a few interviews so needless to say besides having the common name of the other staff that already worked there, well I won't count on it.

At current job I have been all over the place, actually next week looks to be about the same. Problem is that currently I have to drive back and forth to Tucson twice a week and the hours are interfering with the case she wants me to work. I am hopeful that something will work out though. Also though the Mom of the case I have been working t for the past two years has another child that has had acute changes in condition and now will get Nursing hours, so she is asking for me to be on his case. Now to just make sure that I get that one!

Monday, October 14, 2013


Have a couple... hope something pans out. 1 I really really want. So we shall see. Tough market either way.

Friday, October 11, 2013

I have to get a change

This hurts too much. I love this family and I totally want to stay here as opposed to going to someone else's house, but I honestly need a change of pace. I need to move on back to facility or to something totally different.

I have sent out a million and 1 applications, and a few more today. I really hope I hear something soon.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Let the job hunting begin.,,

I hate this part. Of course I am still employed currently with my agency, but we all know how I felt about them, and with my only reason for staying not being there anymore... well time to move on.

Of course right now I feel like I am probably not going to get much interest based on my experience level. There are a glut of jobs but there are not a glut of jobs that I am qualified for. Which was why I was going to do the OR program... urgh! So frustrated with my career path right now. Feeling like I have no way out. More school? But will it make a difference in this state?

Anyways a million and one resumes sent... maybe I'll get a call back or something... I just don't want to stay with this division of this company anymore. I dread having to even talk to them and dread where I'd get my next set of hours.