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Multiple job offers & new to healthcare

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by Dyson Dyson (New) New

I have recently decided to change careers and just received an EMT-B certification. I am new to healthcare and want to gain experience before I start nursing school. I am trying to decide between a couple offers, any advise would be great!

  • EMT with a 24 hr service
  • PCT at a dialysis center
  • PCT at a hospital, I can choose from the four departments below

- Rehab

-Med/Surg

-Cardiac/Nuero

-Cardiac

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 28 years experience.

On 8/7/2020 at 8:08 PM, Dyson said:

I have recently decided to change careers and just received an EMT-B certification. I am new to healthcare and want to gain experience before I start nursing school. I am trying to decide between a couple offers, any advise would be great!

  • EMT with a 24 hr service
  • PCT at a dialysis center
  • PCT at a hospital, I can choose from the four departments below

- Rehab

-Med/Surg

-Cardiac/Nuero

-Cardiac

What is your end goal after nursing school? I'm a dialysis manager, so of course, I'm partial to that 😊. But, again, it depends on your personal goals

After nursing school I hope to get into a fellowship program and work in the ICU. My long term goal is to be a CRNA.

@Hoosier_RN,MSN, can I ask what you enjoy about working in Dialysis, or what you didn’t enjoy in other departments?

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 28 years experience.

When I worked the floor in dialysis, I enjoyed the steady flow with known patients, with the issues that present-hypo or hypertensive episodes, bleeding episodes, and blood glucose related episodes. I'm currently a clinic manager

What I didn’t like about hospital departments: understaffing, backbiting, ever changing politics-daily, and decreasing reimbursements which caused most of these situations, along with corporate greed. I was an ICU manager (CVICU) when I left the hospital in 2010, no plans to ever go back

Seeing your end plan, go cardiac neuro

Edited by Hoosier_RN

aethereality, CNA

Specializes in Acute care. Has 2 years experience.

I also recommend you looking at all the details of the employment offers. Is there a difference in pay? Full-time or part-time? # of hours worked in a day? Schedule? Are there any good benefits among the three offers? Is it at-will employment or contract or unionized position? Other perks? Combining with the advice from @Hoosier_RN, MSN, I'm sure you will be able to choose the better offer for you.

Edited by truc

Thank you both so much, I really appreciate all the help!