I have an upcoming initial face to face with HR of a major hospital system where I live for an ECCS position that is almost a perfect blend of my past two career paths as a high school athletic trainer and an event day dispatcher/operator/night auditor for an NFL team's food provider. I perceive this position as an amazing way to not only get my foot in the door of a place I'm considering for post-graduation employment (I begin my grad entry MSN program in June) but also as a way to see the behind the scenes of the field (ED/trauma) I'm hoping to enter. My biggest question is how would/is a non-clinical position like this one (I want to liken it to a unit secretary on steroids and red bull at the same time) viewed by a potential employer compared to a clinical position like a CNA? Could the lack of the hands on experience outweigh the procedural knowledge? I'm living proof that some jobs are assisted by if not entirely achieved by who you know and this position, if it works out, could be the foot in the door that leads to the career catapult and I feel that this could be more beneficial than an aide position, especially since the hospital systems here require 1-2 semesters of nursing school
to be complete before you can be an aide.
If anyone does/has worked in a setting like this - seems to be the middle man/scribe between EMS and the ED - your feedback is greatly appreciated too!
(Please feel free to move to a better forum if need be!)