Hi my name is Stephanie and I am an LPN working in an assisted living facility. I aplied as an LPN and they asked me to come in for a group interview I went and then they called me a couple days later and the ALM offered me a medtech position since I didn't have any healthcare experience. I just started working there and I already don't like it and the hours that she has me working is not great and she refuseds to budge on the issue. The commute is crazy especially with no car and relying on public transportation. I feel that my LPN skills are not being utilized by working as a tech. Not sure what to do need advice ? I want to find something else before I leave the facility. Advice Needed?
Quote from LadyinScrubs
I can understand why your job as a medtech is not satisfying. The job is designed for non licensed personnel who normally take a required 8 hr pharm course. It is nice to get some experience in adminstering meds, but you are wasting your education. You are workinng now, so you are acquiring some experience, albeit limited. Use your job to finance your search for the position you seek. Once you find one, apply. Is it possible to apply for an LVN position at your current position after a certain amount of time?
That's what I was thinking too.. When I was still a CNA I worked at an ALF, and they hired a new LPN to work as a caregiver (they stopped using med techs). She worked in that position for 6 months, then she got trained as an LPN. Maybe they are seeing how you perform as a med tech before they hire you as an LPN? And also waiting for a position to open up too.
Last edit by KimberlyRN89 on May 19, '12