Getting into an ER as a Tech

  1. 0 How did you guys go about getting an ER Tech Position? Did you apply online or did you guys go in and talk to the manager?

    Ive been an EMT for 2 years now, but i want something a little more exciting and more hospital based.. as i am going to be going to nursing school hopefully soon
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    About MusicEMT

    26 Years Old; Joined Jan '10; Posts: 211; Likes: 121.

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  4. Visit  Pneumothorax profile page
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    If u know the manager or someone who does have them talk u up. Otherwise apply apply apply good luck!
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  5. Visit  srobb11 profile page
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    I applied online and was lucky enough to get a call back and wooed them with my charm at the interview...lol. But seriously, our ER loves to hire techs with an EMT background, so I would think you wouldn't have much trouble. Good luck!
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    another question. how do you keep your application from going into the blackhole or trash after you submitted it?
    is there any magic phrase or word?
  7. Visit  Pneumothorax profile page
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    not really. remember that they usually post the jobs internally before they post to the public. i think it really has to do with the alignment with the stars and planets.

    it took me 2 solid years of applying before i got hired. =/ hang in there. you'll get it if u persist.
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    are you located on the east or west coast? near a metro area?
  9. Visit  northernguy profile page
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    If you are an EMT Basic, it probably would help to have some phlebotomy and EKG training, since both seem to be pretty much universal roles for ER techs. Also wouldnt hurt to be a CNA.
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    Well i do have my EKG Training and ACLS, but i still need my phlebotomy local classes fill up fast here.. i might look at a CNA Cert, how long is the training?
  11. Visit  Pneumothorax profile page
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    Quote from MusicEMT
    are you located on the east or west coast? near a metro area?
    In the midwest hahah. Im in central IL, but the hospital I work at is the only Level 1 trauma center in the area. So its like "big city"' competative if that makes sense.
  12. Visit  Pneumothorax profile page
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    to be quite honest they probably will train u on the job. i had phleb/ekg cert before i started and they still put me through their own class.
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    Well i do have my EKG Training and ACLS, but i still need my phlebotomy local classes fill up fast here.. i might look at a CNA Cert, how long is the training?
    Sounds like you are already more qualified than most since you have actual EMT experience along with ACLS and EKG training. Where I live its impossible to get any of that kind of training unless its on the job or you go to Nursing school.

    CNA school is usually around 8 to 12 weeks going to school maybe 2 or 3 nights a week. It probably isnt going to help much since its geared more towards taking care of people who have been admitted to a hospital or live in a nursing home and need longer term care than just a few hours, but again, it certainly wouldnt hurt. It could help get you into a hospital somewhere else, and then you could possibly apply for any jobs in the ED if they come up.

    Im an EMT and a CNA. There arent any EMT jobs in the remote area I live in so I volunteer as an EMT and work as a patient care tech on a medical surgical unit. Its not as fast paced or unpredictable as the ER, but it can be interesting, and unlike the ER all your patients are truly sick. I also help out in the ED occasionally since we dont have any ER techs.
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    Would it help if i can somehow email the nursing manager directly? it seems like the best way in is by knowing someone
  15. Visit  Pneumothorax profile page
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    it wouldnt hurt


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