I'm looking for opinions from experienced OR nurses, I appreciate any input you can give. I am very excited to have an interview at our local community hospital for an OR position. I'm a RN with no previous OR experience but they are willing to train. My question is about having a latex sensitivity. I cannot wear any latex gloves, although I have no trouble being around latex or handling things such as BP cuff, etc. I've talked with other RN's who work in the hospital, but don't know anyone in OR. Of those I've talked with, they don't think it will be an issue. Our hospitals are moving toward "latex free" and do have non-latex sterile gloves.
My first question is; do you think this would be a significant barrier for me working in OR?
Secondly, do you think I could wait to reveal this until after a job offer is made? Of course, they shouldn't descriminate against me because of it...but if I wasn't offered a position after revealing this info I would always wonder if it made the difference.
Thanks for your time!