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 should avoid like radiation/radioactive patients.. I am debating myself if I should push for the job or just decline it because of my pregnancy.. Should I tell the HR that I am pregnant during the interview or after I get hired?? Has anyone experienced this or knew someone who went through this situation?? I need advices please???
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!
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