Help I took a percoset and Im a new Hire!

  1. 0 Hi I need your advice
    Today I was offered a position at a Dr Office and I was given a saliva drug screening (rapid test) and I passed, but i had to give blood today and i didnot ask what it was for becuase i didnt think anything of it. Im just a little worried becuase on saturday evening(today is monday) I took one of my husband generics for percocet for this unberable pain i had in my back. I dont know if shes doing a blood test for drugs or something else. I just wanted to know if anybody knows the average half life of oxycodone I did some reaserch and the internet says it can be an average of 4 -5 hours but im unsure and also do you guys know what employers test for when they do a blood test. I'm so nervous and need some advice
    thanks
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  3. Visit  Cindy 17 profile page

    About Cindy 17

    30 Years Old; Joined Feb '09; Posts: 32; Likes: 8.

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  4. Visit  FLArn profile page
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    FWIW: NEVER take anything you don't have a prescription for. In most jobs you will be subject to random drug (urine) tests. with that much time interval you should be all right this time but learn from this. I've never had to have blood work for a job only a urine screen, so not sure what they were looking for. Possibly cholesterol etc, due to health insurance costs? I've heard this might be in the near future but not sure about if any place does this now.
    Marshall1, ashleyisawesome, xtxrn, and 2 others like this.
  5. Visit  Hospice Nurse LPN profile page
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    Why oh why would you take a med not prescribed for you? Especially a narc.
    ChristaRN, kessadawn, LPNnowRN, and 13 others like this.
  6. Visit  CCL RN profile page
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    The blood is probably for vaccine titers.

    But, yeah, like everyone else said, don't do that again. No script, no med.
    Marshall1, xtxrn, and MrChicagoRN like this.
  7. Visit  koster22 profile page
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    Do all of you mean to tell me you have never taken a pain pill that was in your family's medicine cabinet if you were in severe pain? I would never ever advise doing this on the regular, but come on.
  8. Visit  FLArn profile page
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    Nope, never have taken anyone else's meds. Before I was a nurse I was afraid to (LOL) and after I became a nurse...well, I worked too hard to get my license to give it away by being foolish.
    CCL RN, kessadawn, LPNnowRN, and 11 others like this.
  9. Visit  klone profile page
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    Quote from koster22
    Do all of you mean to tell me you have never taken a pain pill that was in your family's medicine cabinet if you were in severe pain? I would never ever advise doing this on the regular, but come on.
    Certainly not if I were actively looking for work! I can't believe you didn't anticipate a drug screen.
    CCL RN, Marshall1, netglow, and 3 others like this.
  10. Visit  starsgirl78 profile page
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    Of course I have. But if I were in the position of trying to find a job I wouldn't do it. I have anxiety issues and take klonopin prn when my regular meds aren't cutting it. When my scrip ran out around the time I was looking for a job, I had to go without until I got a new scrip because the last thing I wanted was to pop for benzos when I didn't have a current scrip for it, even though my mom offered to give me one of hers. The rest of my family (all not in the healthcare profession) trade prescriptions like baseball cards.
    Were I not looking for a job or still in the hiring phase, I probably would have accepted. I wouldn't during a time like that though.
    To the OP, no idea what they might have been looking for, but I wish you the best of luck!
  11. Visit  Isabelle49 profile page
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    Quote from koster22
    Do all of you mean to tell me you have never taken a pain pill that was in your family's medicine cabinet if you were in severe pain? I would never ever advise doing this on the regular, but come on.
    Only if it has been previously prescribed to you. The BON will be notified if you don't have an RX for the drug/s found in your system and you will go down the tubes!
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  12. Visit  Isabelle49 profile page
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    Hoping your blood test was for titers. I wouldn't think they would do two different tests for a drug screen with financial considerations and all. God I hope I am right!
  13. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Quote from koster22
    Do all of you mean to tell me you have never taken a pain pill that was in your family's medicine cabinet if you were in severe pain? I would never ever advise doing this on the regular, but come on.
    Whether I'd do it any other time or not is besides the point. But when I'm looking for a job and KNOW that I'll be getting drug tested? No way.
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  14. Visit  wooh profile page
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    I have to say that I'm excited that when I next need to job hunt, there's a chance at a saliva drug screen. I used to not have a problem, but I've gotten to where I just cannot pee on demand!
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  15. Visit  assidere profile page
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    Quote from FLArn
    ...and after I became a nurse...well, I worked too hard to get my license to give it away by being foolish...
    Same here!


    I was selected for a random screen about a month ago, and they drew blood and took a urine sample. Both negative because I'm a cool kid who doesn't do drugs... lol
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