I have an interview with the interventional radiology suite. I'm very excited they picked me for the interview but also a bit surprised. The job posting says they prefer people with ICU or ED experience. I don't have that, but I do have heavy telemetry and stepdown experience. I've done psych for the last 2 and a half years. I need a change and this sounds fascinating. Do you think I will have trouble functioning in OR given my background? It involves conscious sedation. It's at an academic medical center so I believe they will provide a strong orientation but I don't want to get in over my head. Thanks.
yes you will have trouble initially - not knowing all the procedures that are being performed and or if you have call this may be a decision better taken after more experience. Lack of critical care experience will also work against you. Only benifit i see is that it is a teaching facility and generally orientation is better.