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Got a call for interview, but had applied 8 months back

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PRETTYODD has 2 years experience and specializes in med surg,stroke.

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I am a med-surg floor nurse and sometime during last yr I applied for this cardiac tele floor and got a call from them this weekend after 8 mos that the manager wants to interview me.

My present job environment sucks but am doing good as job performance goes.

I am still shot of 5 mos experience to make it an year at present job. Should I consider taking this job in tele floor with less than an year experience of med-surg. I have ACLS and certification in dysrhythmia course.

I am wondering, what if oppurtunity does not knock on my door after this then what ?

Economy does not seem good though !

Salary is same in both places.

:uhoh3::confused:

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roser13 has 17 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

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Is this in the same facility? Is a transfer allowed short of a year?

If so, I say go for it! The telemetry manager obviously realizes your current status and is OK with asking you to transfer/leave your current position with less than 1 year experience.

And BTW, good for you for surviving in a less-than-pleasant environment!

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himilayaneyes specializes in Critical Care/Coronary Care Unit,.

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7 months at a job is a decent time, although most employers like to see you stay for at least a year. If it's an internal transfer, then 6 months on the med-surg floor is long enough. However, if it sounds like a good opportunity and you have peace about it (peace being the key)...you should take it. Cardiac tele is a good floor to get experience on (only if they train you). Good luck.

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SummitRN has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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If they want to interview you, it probably means they weren't happy with their last choice and you were high up on the list. Check it out!

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OttawaRPN has 5 years experience and specializes in acute care med/surg, LTC, orthopedics.

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If it's just an interview, what do you have to lose? You may not even be offered the job.

A hospital called me for an interview almost TWO years after I had sent in my resume. I went to the interview with no expectations and then was offered a casual position, which I accepted because a) I wasn't prepared to leave my other hospital(s) so casual suited me just fine and b) it's 8 minutes from my house. Bonus.

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kayern has 21 years experience and specializes in Medical Surgical & Nursing Manaagement.

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If you're unhappy go for it. A new experience with telemetry will increase your skills and experience.

Let us know how you make out.

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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

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I had a SNF facility call me back one year after I applied. I was enjoying myself working in psych and turned them down.

If you're able to transfer, then I say go on the interview and see what happens! But don't cut ties with the med-surg floor just yet, in case the interview doesn't work out or you decide that the tele job isn't for you.

Good luck!

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LoveANurse09 specializes in Cardiac.

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Go for it! Use those certifications you've aquired.

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Randy.RN specializes in Pre-Op/PACU, Infusion Therapy, Endoscopy.

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definitely go for it!!! It's just an interview. Just be honest and forthcoming with the interviewing manager and see if you get the offer. If you do, then calculate the pro's and con's of each.....

BTW...be careful not to burn your bridge with you current job and manager....

Good Luck

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CrusadersFan specializes in Respiratory Therapy.

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One consideration is this--is this a job you really want to stay at and can you explain your short tenure with the Med-Surg job (i.e.--no opportunity for advancement, didn't meet my skills, etc.)? I can tell you from a management standpoint--when you have three jobs under your belt in less than a year (assuming you held a job prior to the Med-Surg one), the question of why you job-hopped will come up. If you leave the tele job prior to a year, it will be four jobs in two years and that will definitely send red flags to any manager.

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PRETTYODD has 2 years experience and specializes in med surg,stroke.

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Crusadersfun,

This is my 1st job and I am new grad RN. I had applied for this floor when I did not have any job experience, only certifications and license. telemetry would be my second job and this is 15 min less drive from my current job.

thanks all for encouraging me.

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belgarion specializes in Med Surg.

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It's an interview, nobody is asking you to marry them. Go to the interview. They may not like you or you may not like them. It could also be a perfect fit for both of you. The time to agonize and tie yourself up in knots is after the job offer, not over just thinking about talking about a job offer that as of this moment, hasn't been made.

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