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Telemetry or Oncology Unit

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by healthxo33 healthxo33 (New Member) New Member

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Has anyone ever worked on a telemetry or oncology unit? I applied for patient care technician jobs and I am not sure which unit would be better. I feel like telemetry might be too fast paced for me and I will not be able to practice my skills as a current nursing student. Any insight is appreciated! Also do you think phlebotomy or training as a monitor technician is more valuable/useful?

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It depends on where you'd want to work as a nurse... you're not gonna get any nursing school skills practice done as a PCT unless you count bed baths and assisting with ADLs as nursing school skills. Also, if phlebotomy is required by a hospital, they'd provide the training. Same with getting monitor tech training. 

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J.Adderton has 20 years experience as a MSN.

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I think any of the jobs you listed would be beneficial.  I do think the bedside position will give you insight to nursing role and increase your confidence in nursing clinicals.  Good Luck!

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