I am a student and am currently working on my pre-reqs as I am on the waitlist for a LPN program (which I will be merging into the RN program). I am very interested in a position at my local hospital, as a ER tech. I completed a nursing assistant program in 2004 but went back to work in banking after that. So I really have no medical experience.
My question for those of you who interview and hire your own staff is, if you interview someone for a tech position and they have no experience but are in school (with great grades), a fast learner, will to do whatever it takes to gain some experience, can work weekend nights and is a cheerful, team oriented and very positive, would you still consider hiring them? Would you hire them over someone with experience that has a not so good personality?
I feel like if I can get an interview that I can get this position. I am well aware that I will have to start at the bottom, and am fine with that. I am willing to do any kind of dirty work is assigned to me for little pay as long as I am learning. I would probably even work for free as long as the hospital trains me and pays for my certifications (BLS, EKG, etc.) I just need some experience in a hospital setting in order learn and to help me determine my career path.
Truthfully, do I stand a chance? Does personality, motivation, ability to learn quickly and work with a team sometimes outweight experience?
Thanks in Advance!