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Returning to PCT after 3 + years out


Specializes in None at the moment. Has 11 years experience.


I'm returning to work after being out for about three years while in school (working on pre reqs for BSN), because life threw a curve that requires me to abandon my degree in process. I have not worked in patient care since Spring 2012. At that time I was a Medical assistant with a diploma in MA. Before that I had PCT experience in the ER and MICU, with additional patient care experience as a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy. I'm confident with my resume, and I'm also up to day with my BLS certification. I feel that the experience gap is making it harder to secure a position with an abundance of experience PCT's out there... Those that are certified definitely trump my experience. Anyone out there without certification as a PCT or returned to patient care after a few years off that have some words of wisdom that they'd be kind enough to share?