Patient Care Tech Position Help

Patient Care Tech Position Help

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Nursing Student

Union, KY

#1 May 9, 2013
I have put application after application in for a job as a tech at St. Mary's and Deaconess. I'm will soon be applying to nursing school soon and felt a tech position would give me good experience. My only problem currently is that I have no experience in the medical field. I have still never even been called for an interview. I know lots of people who got a job as a tech with no experience. These positions seems to be a dime a dozen but it doesn't appear to be the case. I'm getting very discouraged.:( Does anyone have any suggestions? I haven't been picky btw I don't need any certain number of hours nor do I care where I start out or even how much I get paid. Help!!:-/

Indianapolis, IN

#2 May 10, 2013
The DSS or supplemental jobs are easiest to get. It's 8 an hr or so and you'll do catheters, enemas, baths, EKGs, glucose checks, but mostly lifting people and cleaning up poop. Oh, and wrapping the bodies of your patients who pass...not fun. It's a hard job but you'll know if you can go through nursing school once you do it for a few weeks. They send you to classes at the hospital for training but nothing can prepare you for everything you will see.

United States

#3 May 10, 2013
Try Select Specialty Hospital. They will train u. GOOD PLACE TO WORK... GOOD LUCK

Newburgh, IN

#4 May 10, 2013
St Marys is an excellent place to work as a Tech. You will receive better training than any CNA class, and plenty of exprience to help you in Nursing School. Yes there is a lot of poop, but there is so much more than that. If you are really called to Nursing that is the place to get a good idea of what to expect. I spent 11 very happy years there as a Tech. Try going into HR and asking about your application status. Good luck, I wish you the best!

Indianapolis, IN

#5 May 10, 2013
Yeah there is more than poop. There is also getting grabbed by hepatitis infected losers and throwing your back out trying to roll fatasses who put their self into poor health by not eating right but they'll make it out to have a smoke no problem. It'll only get worse with Obamacare so have fun!

Akron, OH

#6 May 11, 2013
I was just like you. I had been accepted to nursing school and wanted to get my foot in the door. I applied and was very flexible with what shift/ hours I would work. I was frustrated because I wasn't getting any calls back. What I learned is that you need to know someone and put someone hat works at the hospital down. Once I did that I finally got called. Good luck to you!!

Akron, OH

#7 May 17, 2013
It's really hard to get your foot in the door as a PCT. I'm in my last year of nursing school now, and there is a recruiter that has ties to all of the local nursing schools. And they won't recruit/hire for PCT/SNs until you have one year of nursing school under your belt. Also, during orientation, I remember the HR people saying that they receive 2000 applications a month. That said, your best chance is to network/know someone or try to get your foot in the door with a different position. Some of the nursing students I know started out as valet people or in transport, then talked to HR once they were already in. Most of the other students that I know started out in rehab or long term care before school.

Akron, OH

#8 May 17, 2013
I should clarify that not all PCTs at St Mary's have to have one year of nursing school. I meant as far as getting easy entrance and having direct ties to the recruiter/HR.

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