Finally some good news :)
I had an interview with a medium sized 911 company in the greater Denver Metro area last week. They called back 3 hours later and offered me a job. Made me ecstatic. The interview itself was pretty intense.

It started off normally, ya know, ‘tell me a little about yourself’. That kind of thing. Then it went into a verbal scenario. One I’ve actually had before when I worked IFT in Albuquerque. You get to a SNF for a regular transport and an LPN flags you down to look at another patient. Ok, fine. Go look at the other patient and it winds up being an unresponsive patient due to hypoglycemia. No problem. Start a line, push some D50. Except they throw in that I accidently pushed Bicarb because I didn’t look carefully at the drug. Fine, push an amp of D50 (looking carefully this time), hook her up to the monitor, and just monitor.
I said I’d document what happened and make sure I had all my ducks in a row. Basically what happened was it seemed like they were trying to talk me into not filing a report even though it was reported to the receiving RN and MD. I wouldn’t go for it. I decided that since I made the mistake I should own up to it.

I walked out of the interview not feeling well about it. But as I was getting ready to climb into my truck one of the managers came out and congratulated me on the interview. He said they usually don’t do that during interviews but they wanted to see how I would handle a curve ball. I guess I did well enough. He said if I had answered any differently I wouldn’t have been hired.

I did my physical, drug test, and physical agility test on Monday and did fine. Got issued 3 uniform shirts and a jacket as well. I start orientation May 3rd at 0800. And I have to show in uniform. Glad I already have boots and pants that will work.

I’m very happy about this. I’ll be glad to get on a truck again. This company isn’t the best in the metro area, from what I’ve been told, but I’m willing to give it a shot. From the interview and a crew letting me poke around and talk to me, it seems pretty good. The rigs are in good condition and the equipment looks pretty new. The managers also seem to genuinely care about their employees. The only thing I’m not happy about, and I know it’s getting to be pretty much standard, is the white button down shirts :P. I’m gonna miss the polos and scrubs I wore in Albuquerque.

But lets hope things keep getting better. This is a good start.

I also technically have a job at Best Buy but I’m waiting to hear back from them when they get drug results back so I can start orientation before I start the ambulance job. Both jobs would be nice but I can easily make due with the rig job

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New Bling for the bag

Went down to check the mail today and got something new and shiny to add to my work bag. And speaking of it being a work bag it’s gonna get thrown around a lot more coming up real soon, more on that tomorrow.
Here’s the shinyness for ya.
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Interview! For a good 911 company! But it’s not till June :( Apparently they only do interviews every other month and this month’s interview slots are all filled up. Gotta keep it together till then…

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Just a quick update. Still doing nothing exciting. Had one interview at Best Buy, have a second one there on Friday. Hoping to get that to tide me over. An ambulance company here wants me to do a couple ride alongs and put my app in for volunteer until they get a paid slot open, so hopefully I’ll be back on a bus occasionally.
Nothing yet on healthcare setting jobs, either in the ED or on a bus. I’m holding out hope for hearing back from them though.

And my apartment is actually looking livable now. Much better now that I actually have a bed instead of just a sleeping bag :)

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