Help I took a percoset and Im a new Hire!

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    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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    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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
    CCL RN and Fixit like this.
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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!


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