OR nurse job interview

  1. Hi everyone,
    I am interviewing for OR training program & I was wandering if it is appropriate for me to disclose the fact that I am planning to start a family a year down the road. I know that some will say that I should keep this personal information to myself, but I feel that it will not be fair to my potential employer if they did not know this piece of information ahead of the time. I am totally psyched to even have this rare interview opportunity to be offered to me. But part of me feels that I don't want to mislead them & have them feel that I am not committed.

    Also, can anyone give me some more OR interview questions that I may encounter during my interview?

    THanks a bunch!
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    Joined: Jun '09; Posts: 9

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  3. by   CrufflerJJ
    I wouldn't disclose it up front. Why give the interviewers ammunition to shoot down your chance of getting the job?

    Rule #1 - Put Yourself First
    Rule #2 - See Rule #1
  4. by   ®Nurse
    There is a reason why it is illegal for potential employers to ask questions about your 'family planning'. These laws are put in place to PROTECT you.....the potential employee.

    If you choose to ignore this right to privacy, you have to be able to face the consequences of possibly getting denied this position - and they won't come right out and tell you that your decision to have a baby X amount of time in the future played a part in their decision to not hire you.
  5. by   summerhill
    Thanks for the reply. My only hesitation is from reading couple of the old threads on being pregnant while working in the OR, there is the harmful risk of flouro, bone cement, etc to the baby. From what i was informed, 50% of the surgical cases at this hospital that I am interviewing are orthopedics & mva. So, I am wandering if I should hold off on the thought of getting into OR at this time. But I hate to miss out on this rare opportunity.
  6. by   CrufflerJJ
    Quote from summerhill
    Thanks for the reply. My only hesitation is from reading couple of the old threads on being pregnant while working in the OR, there is the harmful risk of flouro, bone cement, etc to the baby. From what i was informed, 50% of the surgical cases at this hospital that I am interviewing are orthopedics & mva. So, I am wandering if I should hold off on the thought of getting into OR at this time. But I hate to miss out on this rare opportunity.
    I'd still encourage you to follow your heart & go for the OR job.

    IF you should happen to become "with child" somewhere down the road (hopefully following your training program), THEN you should bring the subject up to your manager. Probably not before that point, however.
  7. by   summerhill
    thank you all for the feedback. I just got back from my interview. I think it went well. Will see if I get the job!
  8. by   CrufflerJJ
    Quote from summerhill
    thank you all for the feedback. I just got back from my interview. I think it went well. Will see if I get the job!
    Good Luck!
  9. by   summerhill
    I got the job!!! Any feedback or recommendations on how I can prepare myself will be greatly appreciated. I am so excited!!
  10. by   CrufflerJJ
    Quote from summerhill
    I got the job!!! Any feedback or recommendations on how I can prepare myself will be greatly appreciated. I am so excited!!
    Congrats on getting your OR job!

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