I have been working at St. John's Medical Center
RN's in ICU had a great deal of autonomy and adhered to a high standard of care. A great place to learn. There was a lot of stability in that there was a core of long-term employees. Intensivists and ACNP's were highly skilled and worked well with staff RNs.
Management in ICU changed every 2-3 years, so there were challenges with different leadership styles.
Advice to Management
I'm not sure what the board was thinking when they let CEO/President Cliff Coker get away. His management philosophy proved to be fiscally successful, as evidenced by the partnerships that were forged and the wide expansions that were initiated under his tenure. His open interactions with ALL staff made us truly feel appreciated and improved morale. His daily pt/family rounding made our customers feel valued and truly cared for.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at St. John's Medical Center.
I was a new RN graduate from Central Wyoming College Nursing School with zero experience in health care prior to nursing school. Application is on-line. I was contacted by HR within 1 week by phone at which point a telephone interview was conducted. HR personnel were very kind and supportive. An on-site interview was set up for the following week at which point I met with department directors who had openings for RN positions within their departments. The interview process took about 2 hours. Directors were all very kind, asked direct questions, mostly about my previous work experiences (nothing vague or abstract). 1 week later I was called back and offered 2 positions from which I had to choose. I accepted a position right on the spot, went on a short tour of the hospital with HR person, and scheduled an orientation day. Overall it took about 3 weeks from application to orientation.
- What is your greatest strength/weakness 1 Answer
I did not negotiate, I was a new nurse who had just graduated.
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