ER Tech...

  1. Hi all,

    I was wondering the best way to obtain a job as a tech in an ER. I just did my clinicals for my EMT class and will finish the class in a week. Assuming I pass all of the NREMT crap, what is the best way to get a job at the ER with no experience?

    I absolutely loved my clinicals- got to do some compressions on a code pt. I know this is where I want to work for the remainder of my education. Any tips or advice?

    Thanks! Jeremy
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    Why not get a little experience working for Rural Metro/Southwest? It's waaaay funner working out in the field than it is in a hospital.

    Otherwise, I'd say just put in your apps at the hosptials and see who will take you. But a little EMT experience will go a long way...
  4. by   JMurse89
    That's what I wanted to do, but most of them are just BLS transport jobs. I want to be where the action is, and unless I'm on an ALS crew, I'll just be stuck with PMT takin people to a different facility for $10/hr...aka "glorified taxi driver".
  5. by   cardiacRN2006
    I hear you...I hated inter-facility transports. Boring!

    I used to work a BLS crew at night. We would use one unit at night and let the other units sleep. So we got lots of action! I loved it, and miss it still.

    And you know what? Some of the most important things that I learned as an EMT are applicable in my nursing practice today. It's a wonderful foundation...
    Last edit by cardiacRN2006 on Apr 25, '08

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