Thank you all for your replies. They were a great help for me in getting to know an area I know next to nothing about.
I interviewed, met the staff, and sat in on 3 procedures to get an idea on what my job might be like. I really think that I might like it.
But....the call thing. Each nurse takes at least 12 and up to 15 days of call per month. I expected some call like every other weekend or something but that seems like a heavy amount of time (I figure about half of your life at 15 days per month) that the hospital has access to call you in and pull you out of your life.
Is this a normal thing that just goes with the territory for cath lab nurses or is this a more unusually heavy amount of call?
The staff seemed great and willing to train but I'm still hesitant to be willing to keep my life on reserve for very menial call pay that many days per month.
BTW, the techs here do everything except pass meds if they circulate, including the monitor but no one scrubs
in here, the newer docs who are learning scrub in.