Quote from hopes1
WOW Thanks for all your replies :-)
I am from New Zealand, and a student, so please excuse me/bare with me if I use different words.
What I meant was would having experience in an operating room be an advantage?
Do you enjoy the work? Do you have favorite parts or least favorite parts of the job?
Also do you rotate between angio, CT, MRI, etc?
Thanks again for your time it is greatly appreciated!!!
I loved working in radiology. The amount of autonomy is wonderful. We rotated between angio, ct, us, MRI, and diagnostic imaging.
I've never worked in the OR so can't say if that experience would be valuable. In angio, our rad techs set up the sterile field and scrubbed with the radiologist. Another rad tech circulated to get different wires etc. the nurses monitored the patient. We administered versed and fentanyl, anticoagulants (heparin IV, alteplase), reversal agents, antihypertensives, vasopressors, and other meds.
I did not enjoy taking call but the job itself was great. We had some issues with rad techs being disrespectful to nurses and not helping with patient care (like cleaning patients up). It's a scary place to have a code but exhilarating work overall