I'm currently working as a BMT/oncology RN in the bedside setting and am looking to transition into the outpatient setting. I had recently been invited to do a phone interview at an institution that is more specialized in my field. However, it was for a position that I wasn't interested in. I was planning on interviewing for it anyways just to get more information because you never know, right? Well, while applying for more positions to that same hospital I saw on my dashboard that the recruiter had removed me from the position I was originally interviewing for in and put me in for a position that I didn't even apply to (and definitely do not want) but will apparently now be interviewing for.
I don't want to waste anyone's time but I don't want to burn bridges either. Should I continue on with the phone interview and then let the recruiter know I'm not interested or should I just decline the interview outright? If so, what is a polite way to do so? Right now, I'm interested in getting into an infusion center (my application is still under review) at this facility so I don't want them to remove me as a candidate from further positions because I declined their prior interview.
Thanks for your advice in advance. Let me know if this was confusing or if you need more information because English is not my first language!