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 to work during the summer. My questions are:
1) How does one apply for this kind of job? Is there anybody in particular that i should be speaking to about this kind of position?
2) What hospitals (preferably in the Northwest side of town or the Med. center) hire nurse techs?
3) I have checked the career openings of certain hospitals like Methodist (willowbrook & TMC), St. Lukes, Houston Northwest Med. Center, etc and there is no job opening that says anything like Nurse Tech or Nurse assistant. All i see is CNA and New grad positions. (I am a CNA, but I don't want to just do only ADLs, I want more clinical learning experience as well with an experienced nurse mentoring me)
4) If you are currently a nurse tech, could you tell me where you work, How you like it, and How did you get the position.
If anyone can help answer my questions, I would greatly appreciate it. I know that there should be nurse techs at at least a few hospitals, but it seems like that job almost doesn't exist in Houston.
May 28, '09
Last edit by aziza_RN on May 28, '09
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Jun 4, '10
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 experiences...it'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!
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