Oncology job opportunity vs pregnancy - page 2

by iCare24

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I am 2 months pregnant and have been applying for couple of jobs for the past 2 months. For the first time (EVER) I got a call for an interview, BUT it is for oncology unit. I know that there are things that a pregnant woman... Read More


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    I have worked all my nursing career in inpatient oncology. I plan on starting a family soon so I switched to a medical floor 2 weeks ago. In oncology, we never assigned the pregnant girls patients that are getting chemo during that shift. I believe the ONS states while administering chemo with PPE while pregnant is OK, effects of doing so is still inconclusive. I chose to remove myself from the environment for now. Are there fumes in patient's sweat, urine, etc. that are still active days after chemo?, Was there a chemo spill on a surface that no one knows about that I may come into contact with? Etc.... Maybe I 'm just paranoid. It's a personal decision, though. Good luck!
    Last edit by sleepRN on Feb 26, '12 : Reason: edit
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    Ooops sorry!! It's a grammar error. I am still trying to improve my English. I am not perfect and no one is perfect. However, I know that there's always a room for improvement. It's my third language, so I have to learn it the hard way.
    I'll try harder next time and thanks for the ADVICE. Haha
    No worries! I'm just upset at that one poster that thought it was a "younger" generational thing... yup, everyone over 50 have the perfect grammar on this site.
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    Ooops sorry!! It's a grammar error. I am still trying to improve my English. I am not perfect and no one is perfect. However, I know that there's always a room for improvement. It's my third language, so I have to learn it the hard way.
    I'll try harder next time and thanks for the ADVICE. Haha

    Third language! How wonderful! What other languages do you speak? I speak English, obviously, Spanish and just enough French to get myself in trouble.
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    Filipino and Jap.. I know a little bit of Spanish and French..

    Anyway, I got the job, but not in Onco. They have available position for ortho/neuro so I took it. Yay! I am so excited!!!

    And if you guys see me posting stuff with wrong grammar, please let me know so I can fix and learn from it. Thanks!!!
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    Yes! My Uncle is white and he's over 50 and he thinks his grammar is perfect! LOL Love him though.
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    Thanks for sharing your experience. I got hired in an ortho/neuro unit. I declined the onco..
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    Quote from iCare24
    Filipino and Jap.. I know a little bit of Spanish and French..

    Anyway, I got the job, but not in Onco. They have available position for ortho/neuro so I took it. Yay! I am so excited!!!

    And if you guys see me posting stuff with wrong grammar, please let me know so I can fix and learn from it. Thanks!!!
    Congratulations! Good luck with your new job.


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