Home Health Clerical job. Want EMT or LVN experience. What could this be?

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    Quick replies appreciated. I have an interview for a local home care agency that advertised a clerical position, with LVN or EMT experience required. What could this possibly be? How would the medical experience be utilized in this setting?

    I have 2 yrs pedi hospital experience on Pulmonary/Adolescent unit, and 6 years in an Allergy/Asthma clinic. Have been home with kids for most of the past 12 years. My LVN license is still current. They sent an email today asking for an interview.

    Another dilemma I am having: I am in the process of having a bunch of dental work done. Just found out today I will likely need a bone graft, though it is not definite. Still awaiting a special CT scan a the dental school. I am afraid of getting hired and losing the job due to needing time off... yet I need the job to pay for the dental work!

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    They may want that type of experience for the knowledge of med terminology. Otherwise, I would ask if you may also be providing backup direct patient visits as a LVN.

    Good luck with your surgery.
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    It might be something in the intake department. Many agencies have only LVN's taking the referrals. The EMT might be some sort of assistant.
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    Quote from Oedgar
    Quick replies appreciated. I have an interview for a local home care agency that advertised a clerical position, with LVN or EMT experience required. What could this possibly be? How would the medical experience be utilized in this setting?

    I have 2 yrs pedi hospital experience on Pulmonary/Adolescent unit, and 6 years in an Allergy/Asthma clinic. Have been home with kids for most of the past 12 years. My LVN license is still current. They sent an email today asking for an interview.

    Another dilemma I am having: I am in the process of having a bunch of dental work done. Just found out today I will likely need a bone graft, though it is not definite. Still awaiting a special CT scan a the dental school. I am afraid of getting hired and losing the job due to needing time off... yet I need the job to pay for the dental work!
    Answering regarding your possible upcoming dental work--bone grafts are typically fast healing procedures orally, you really shouldn't need excessive time off of work.
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    Thank You, Everyone.

    The position is for intake. I think the interview went fairly well, given that it's only the 2nd one I've had in about 20 years! My only concern is that I may have been too formal/stiff.... but my interviewer was that way as well.

    I consider myself a good fit because: current license, recently took college credits in Health Information Management, A &P, Business Computer Applications, and Medical Terminology. I was seek a degree in Health Information Management, but the online program I was in proved to be disappointing. (and yes, it was a 'real' college-Midland College.)

    So when he asked me "So, since 2008, it's been just PRN work at the allergy clinic?" I was able to respoind, "Since 2008 I have taken the following classes...."

    I emphasized how comfortable with computers and learning new software I am, as evidenced by learning Medisoft when it was fairly new in 1994, to my recent college classes.

    One huge negative I know is my lack of homecare and Medicare experience.

    Anyway, he said this was only the first interview, so I hope there will be a 2nd. I bit my tongue (pun intended!) about my dental work when he asked if I had any schedule restrictions. I only replied that I could not work before 8 am. He asked why, and I said I had to get my kids to school. I know, mentioning kids is not a great thing, but gosh I just did not want to lie. He also said the hours sometimes go till 6 or 7 pm, to which I replied that was fine.

    I am still pondering when to bring up the dental work? Second interview? At offer stage? If questioned, I plan to say I had to firm information as far as the schedule of the dental work, which is true. Still don't.

    Thanks for reading!


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