any Nurse techs in the Houston Area??? - page 2

Hello all! I'm completing my first semester in nursing school and I heard that I could possibly work as a nurse tech at a hospital. Since my nursing school is out of town, I think I will only be able... Read More

  1. by   Trilldayz,RN BSN
    Ben Taub is a good hospital! I work there whenever I go home (like right now) I work in the's HECTIC! the nurses are nice, an the Docs are cool. I love the fact that it is a teaching hospital so you see a lot of things and they will let you go see something interesting to learn about it. I also love the fact that's it's extremely diverse too!
  2. by   MedChica

    Man, the facility sounds like a really great and supportive working environment.

    when I started, I only completed my 1st semester of Nursing school... by the time I finished the Tech orientation summer period, I had already done Stage 4 wound care, drew blood on over 200 patients, helped start IVs, Medications, etc.
    That is excellent.
    I'll be relocating to Houston to attend nursing school shortly --
    >>crosses fingers...and toes<<
    and looking for CNA/PCT work. I'll be sure to keep Ben Taub in mind.
  3. by   rahgirl
    Quote from htownballerete1
    The Job is FREAKING AWSOME! In the summer, is when there is orientation and you have a checkoff list to complete by the time the summer is over. It's like a nursing school skills checkoff list but it's better (and longer) because they let you do ALOT more. For example, when I started, I only completed my 1st semester of Nursing school... by the time I finished the Tech orientation summer period, I had already done Stage 4 wound care, drew blood on over 200 patients, helped start IVs, Medications, etc. You get assigned to a nurse mentor at a department that you would be interested in working. (I told them I was interested in Adolescent health and I was assigned to a huge clinic, that has many specialties, not only pedi, with my mentor) Other techs in my group chose to be in places like NICU, ER, Med-Surg, clinics, etc. You work whenever you want to work, but on Fridays is when all us techs and the HCHD director meet up and talk about our's awesome (and she buys lunch...which is really great). And you are getting paid for ALL of this, by the way. It's BADASS!!! And we techs, there was about 8 of us, are SO close now. You will see them alot...we did a project and filmed a mini-movie about HIV and we presented it to HCHD board of directors. They absolutely loved it and planned to start showing it city wide. After the Summer orientation schedule, you are still a Tech and you just work whenever you want whenever you are free from school. I go to school out of town so I only work a few weeks in a year...but they always find a place for me to work. It's great!
    Thanks for the info! I will be doing a clinical there this fall (for ekg) and hope to work there during nursing school...if you don't mind, can you tell me if they offer benefits if you are pt and the appr rate of pay for a nurse tech there is?

  4. by   Trilldayz,RN BSN
    I'm not too sure what benefits part time people get, to be honest. I know you can look it up on google though. Pay for nurse tech Is is $15 an hour. Nurse Tech IIs make $17. The difference between the two is nurse tech Is have only completed basic skills. Nurse tech IIs complete med surg 1
  5. by   Trilldayz,RN BSN
    Nurse techs are considered PRN staff
  6. by   nicollette2010
    your job seems awesome i was thinking about being a nurse tech before i enter nursing school so i can have some experience
  7. by   seru1924
    Hi, could you tell me a little more about how to apply for a tech position at Ben Taub? I am in my third semester at UTHSC and have completed Med-Surg I and II clinicals. Do you have to have to be a CNA to apply? Is the porgram year-round or summer only?

  8. by   1soon2brn
    HI Seru1924 did you get any info on how to apply as a tech..I'm ready to start applying as well and need more info
  9. by   seru1924
    I haven't really heard anything as of yet. If I do I will be sure to post what info I received.
  10. by   Trilldayz,RN BSN
    Hello folks. sorry for answering so late.... the Tech program application and selection is towards the end of the Spring semester. (I would check for the application around April to be safe) go to the HCHD website and be on the look out around that time. If you get a call back, you are sceduled for an interview, a basic student nurse test, etc. If you get hired, you don't start until like mid June. Depending on how far along you are in your program, that determines whether you would be a Nurse Tech 1 or 2. They don't necessarily choose an equal number of tech 1 or 2s, they just choose the best applicants,I would assume. For example, I was the ONLY tech 1. All 8 others that they initially hired were 2s.
  11. by   Trilldayz,RN BSN
    I have good news! HCHD has posted their Nurse Technician 1 and Nurse Technician 2 positions on the career page!! Apply ASAP! Good luck to you all and let me know what happens!!!!!
  12. by   LimaBeanz,Sn
    Hey Trilldayz,Sn I go a call from BT to take the nurse test before I can be offered an interview. Is there any specific information that I should refresh myself on beforehand?
  13. by   Trilldayz,RN BSN
    Hey Limabeanz!!! Nurse test (for the RN residency) or student nurse tech test?