I am in my last 2 semesters of Nursing school, and I am trying to get a PCT job (or a Nurse Extern job) in an ICU in Austin, TX. I applied for a job as a PCT at our new hospital in the ICU, but did not get it, although I knew it was a long shot. Does anyone have any recommendations about how to successfully get a PCT job in an ICU - willing to work on a different unit, but really want to work in the ICU as a nurse (so need the experience). Thank you in advance!
Do you have any prior experience as an PCT? The hospital that I work at (in Alabama) doesn't employ techs in the ICU. I would imagine with the level of care that is warranted in the ICU, if they did hire techs, would want a tech with experience. I ended up being able to help in our SICU when I was pulled to be a 'sitter' for a behavioral patient that ultimately landed in SICU and the nurse wanted me to help them instead of just sitting. I loved it, if I could work as a tech in ICU I would in a heartbeat.