How did you get your hospital job??? - page 4

by stigrl | 44,083 Views | 48 Comments

I have been applying like crazy and so far NOTHING!!!! It doesn't help that each hospital has an online only application system... no one to check with or call. The one time I tried to call HR anyways, the lady was irritated and... Read More


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    When I got hired to work in a hospital I didn't have any experience other than being in a nursing program. They hire nursing students or CNA with 6 months experience. I know I don't qualify for the CNA since I didn't have the license before. Given the opportunity, they were the ones who trained me all the skills I needed to know. I hope you find a workplace who will help you develop your skills and guide you as you move up =) Be patient, you will get in.:spin:
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    i knew someone who knew a hiring manager.. its is really about who you know!
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    Quote from Jenniferasch
    Have you heard back yet?
    Nope not yet! They are doing the background check right now and they told me that it takes 3 weeks for them to get it back from the agency!!
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    Quote from Briterz

    Nope not yet! They are doing the background check right now and they told me that it takes 3 weeks for them to get it back from the agency!!
    Ugh...the wait!!
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    Dear Lilliben1,

    I understand that this thread was posted back in March...but I read your post stating that you left your office job to work as a PCA. I am in a similar position where I currently work in an office and will be in my 2nd semester come Sept. I have a phone interview coming up for nursing assistant positions at a local hospital in NJ. I was wondering if you had a phone interview initially for your position and if so do you recall what was asked? Thank you.
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    Quote from lyfhckr
    When I got hired to work in a hospital I didn't have any experience other than being in a nursing program. They hire nursing students or CNA with 6 months experience. I know I don't qualify for the CNA since I didn't have the license before. Given the opportunity, they were the ones who trained me all the skills I needed to know. I hope you find a workplace who will help you develop your skills and guide you as you move up =) Be patient, you will get in.:spin:
    Hello lyfhckr,

    I have a phone interview coming up for nursing asst. positions at a local hospital in NJ, did you have an initial phone interview and if so do you recall what was asked? Many thanks.
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    nope, i did a personal interview then they just called me within a week.. i hope you get it :-) wish you luck!
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    Quote from stigrl
    I have been applying like crazy and so far NOTHING!!!! It doesn't help that each hospital has an online only application system... no one to check with or call. The one time I tried to call HR anyways, the lady was irritated and said if they want to interview me I will get a call.

    I have been working extremely part time (8 hours a week) at a group home for 5 months, and that is my only experience as a CNA. Is this enough to get my foot in the door somewhere? Right now I have a full time office job and I make a really nice salary. If I take a huge pay cut, I feel like I would want it to be for something I really wanted... like to be a PCT at a hospital and get me more prepared for a nursing program.

    Any suggestions? Or is this just something I will have to be patient for?
    i dont know what the other posters said bc i didnt read thru the whole thread; but for me it took me a LONG time to get a PCT job. I graduated from my PCT class in 2008; worked in LTC 09/2010 and finally landed a hospital Job in 2012!

    My advice to anyone CNA PCT LPN RN looking for work in a specific place.

    1. Get your resumee READY! this is some work, tailor your resumee for EACH facility you apply to. DO NOT just use one resumee to everyone. if your objective says to obtain a such and such postion in ABC hospital it looks better! TRUST ME.

    2. have reference letters AND EMAIL ADDRESSES ESPECIALLY if you have prior experience, if you dont use teachers, professors or other professionals. NOT family members or friends.

    3. find the facilities you want to work for. GOOGLE is your best friend! Find the nursing recruiters name and email. Nursing recrutiers hire ALL nursing personell in most hospital INCLUDING PCTS/CNAS

    4. email the recruiter and tell THEM A SHORT BLURB about your self -- example::


    Dear John Doe Nursing Recruiter of ABC Hospital,
    My name is Jane Doe. I am a certified CNA/PCT/RN/LPN with _____ years of experience. I am seeking a _____time position in your facility. Attached is my resumee. I can also be reached at (555)123-9876. I look foward to hearing from you soon and setting up an interview. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

    Sincerly,
    Jane Doe

    5. Wait for a response, If you do not get one in 5 business days, email again the person or call and ask to speak to them. Also try to apply if there are any positions open online; EVEN if there old.

    when i emailed the recruiter for my job now she called me in 2 hours after i sent the email.

    TRY TO EMAIL THEM EARLY IN THE DAY BETWEEN 8AM-9AM. So it will be one of the first things they see in there INBOx WHEN THEY COME IN =]

    BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE


    AMBER -- NJ PCT/CNA -LPN STUDENT!
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    Congrats MissyMango! That's great.

    I had a phone interview the other day with a hospital and was asked to come in person next week. This I'm assuming will be a second interview if you will. Do you remember what was asked of you when you interviewed? Any tips? Many thanks.
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    I got my PCA job at a hospital in CT after just having clinical experience. I noticed that the worst part was just getting them to pull your application. It really is all about who you know and getting your name out there. Work with the nurses and managers on the floors of your clinical sites, and make them remember your name. When you apply it can be helpful to contact them and let them know that you are interested in a job. They can be your best asset when applying. Good luck!
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