I have an interview coming up in a week
and am looking for any info about what to expect. This will be my first "medical field" interview. I don't have any hospital background other than some clinical experience from nursing school.
I've been an EMT for 8 years which I'm sure will come in to play at some point. The position is in the emergency room of a hospital that has about 50 beds. Thanks in advance.
I'm on my 9th year as a unit clerk in the ER and I have to say it has been a great way to learn and see so much! One issue though is that it is very much a desk job first and a way to learn second--at least where I work. It's a great job to gain familiarity of the workings of a hospital and I have always thought that working as support staff will make me a better nurse. After all of the paperwork and other mundane "desk duties" are done, I have been able to shadow nurses in a variety of situations. We are not allowed to touch patients because as unlicensed staff we are not covered by the hospital in any way, but it's still a great opportunity to learn.
I really think the main points that are addressed during the interview were already mentioned but after training a few clerks I can say that our unit values people with communication skills, patience, the ability to multitask and a willingness to learn.
Last edit by schreibere on Jan 5, '09