Thank you for the responses. Just a little update, the interview was rescheduled for this week and I don't have such high hopes anymore. Originally I was to meet with the interviewer at the old hospital but now it is at a hotel (I am assuming they are turning this into more of a job fair interview than something more intimate?) Perhaps there are too many applicants that they were interested in.
I am just thankful to even hear a response back! I have been applying for PCT/PCA jobs since October 2011. It is now August 2012 and this is the first place to call me back. This is for a brand new hospital that is going to open up in September. They have had plenty of job openings, though I am sure plenty of applicants, too. I am surprised that I received a call for the M/B unit, as this is a unit I am sure many people would love to work in.
I just graduated from a nursing program
this past May. I actually earned my RN license during the time I applied and the phone call back. I am having an awful time finding a PCT or RN job. Unfortunately, I don't think they will consider me now that I have RN license. But I just want any experience, especially since this is a hospital I would love to work in.
I believe most PCT jobs (at least around here) require that you are a CNA or a nursing student with at least one semester of clinical under their belt. I would probably try and pursue the CNA training if you can. Though your past experience as a nursing student or medical assistant may be helpful!
It can take a long time to hear about. I've been applying for almost a year at various hospitals. It took more a little over 2 months for this hospital to call back after my application was submitted.