Hello everyone! I’m new to the forum and would love to get your feedback.
I have my eye on a Unit Secretary position (PRN) in the Endoscopy Department at a large hospital. I’ve been working for the parent health care system for 7 months, (mostly doing 1 on 1 “sitter” duty) and I float to this hospital quite often. I just finished my first evaluation with my manager, and so far everyone is very pleased with my work. I also did a few shifts at this same hospital helping out with Guest Services, and one of the coordinators there couldn’t say enough about how she liked my work. While my customer service skills are good, and I have record-keeping experience, I have no previous clerical experience or training in a medical setting. The job announcement states that they prefer someone with one year of hospital experience and HUC certification.
Am I wasting my time by applying for this job, or do you think there’s a chance they’d be willing to train a current employee? Also, do you think an Endoscopy setting would be a good place to start? How does the Unit Secretary pace/workload there compare to, let’s say, a Med/Tele floor?