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Rebecca is a New Employee

Rebecca feels so happy today because she just found out that she got the job she interviewed for last week. She is going to be a nurse assistant at Morningstar Hospital. She learned so much during her certified nurse assistant course that she wants to begin putting her knowledge into practice. First, though, her new supervisor Mrs. Taylor told her there were a few things Rebecca needed to do before she could start working, including a pre-placement health screening.

“What’s that?” Rebecca asked.

Mrs. Taylor said, “It’s a medical checkup for your physical and mental health to make sure you can perform all of the duties of the job. The doctor will screen for drugs, check for TB, and make sure your immunizations are up-to-date.”

“Is it necessary? I’m excited to begin work right away,” Rebecca said.

“Yes, it is necessary because the examination and tests are legally required. Here at Morningstar, we just want to make sure you are able to do your job safely and give our patients the best care every day,” Mrs. Taylor responded.

“Sure! I understand,” Rebecca answered. “I’ll do it as soon as possible.”

“Great,” said Mrs. Taylor. “We’ll also ask you to participate in three days of orientation so that you’ll become familiar with the hospital and all of its departments. In addition, you’ll receive the hospital manual for rules and procedures at the orientation.”

“All right,” Rebecca said.

“One more thing, Rebecca,” Mrs. Taylor said. Remember that you’ll be on probation for your first six months. During that time, I’ll evaluate your job performance and check in with you occasionally. I’ll be here for you if you have any problems.”

“Thank you, Mrs. Taylor. I appreciate your patience while I begin my new position,” Rebecca answered. She knew being a new employee was going to be challenging, but she was excited to get started!

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Project made financially possible through grants from:

Southwest Initiative Foundation, Marshall Community Foundation, Southwest Regional Transition Partners, Southwest Adult Basic Education, Marshall Healthcare Partners