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Looking for a job w/ clinical experience in CA

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by PrincessCKNY, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. PrincessCKNY

    PrincessCKNY Crown Royal Member
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    Ugh...so here's the deal... :confused:

    I just graduated from UCI and am now on a job hunt during my year off while I apply to medical school. I cannot do benchwork because I just plain suck at it, which is why I am looking for something with clinical experience or patient-contact.

    I've looked for jobs at UCI, UCI Med Ctr, St. Joseph Hospital, Hoag Hospital, and CHOC. I have even looked into Teacher's Assistant positions at various school districts w/- luck.

    I need a job ASAP since I know secondaries are just around the corner. If you have any leads, please let me know. [email protected] Thanks.
     
  2. s2o0o

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    PrincessCKNY: i just quit my job at the UC Davis Medical Center and they are currently hiring to fill my position. but, i am guessing that you are looking for something in southern cali? anyways, if you are interested in the job posting just send me a PM. :)
     
  3. pocwana

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    princess, do you have your emt cert? if not, you can get go through a 15 day course with ucla.
    i noticed you're looking at teaching assistant jobs. if you take the <a href="http://www.cbest.nesinc.com/" target="_blank">cbest</a> and have a bachelor's degree, you can substitute teach. both of these take a little time to complete, but you should be well on your way to getting a job before the bulk of the secondaries, at least from what i hear, come around.
     
  4. PrincessCKNY

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    Yeah, southern california would be ideal. However, someone just emailed me w/ a position in UCLA, which I think I can deal with.

    Thank you so much for the offer though. Thanks to you too pocwana. Everyone has been so helpful. Is the CBEST the same test you have to take to be a substitute teacher?
     
  5. pocwana

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    yes, the CBEST is the test you take to substitute teach or teach full-time.
    good luck at ucla!
     
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    The CBEST allows you to substitute with just a bachelor's, no teaching credential required unless you want a full time position. It's also a super easy test.
     
  7. Batman_formerly lamd

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    CKNY,

    what are you going to do at UCLA?

    thanks
     
  8. PrincessCKNY

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    Oh no...the position at UCLA does not look promising, but who knows?

    Here is the job description:

    UCLA School of Medicine
    Hospital Clinical Trials Assistant III
    Job Number: H-21189
    Salary: $2,262-$3,167/Mo.
    Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm.

    Description
    Assist in the implementation of clinical trials in normal healthy
    volunteers; perform venipuncture with catheter insertion and ECG testing.
    Prepare and collect laboratory specimens and distribute to specified
    laboratories; record accurate measurement of height, weight, vital signs,
    waist and hip ratios. Incumbent will serve as liaison between coordinator
    and pharmacy for updating/refilling prescriptions and keeping records of
    activities and pick-up study drugs from the UCLA pharmacy when needed.
    Prepare purchase orders for research lab/study supplies. Assist in keeping
    records for clinical research projects including flow sheets of medications,
    laboratory results and results of assessments.

    Qualifications
    Skill in performing venipuncture including catheter insertion in arm-vein.
    Skill to accurately perform a 12-lead EKG. Knowledge of all safety
    requirements when handling biohazardous specimens. Ability to obtain vital
    signs and arrange for prescription refills. Ability to perform repetitive
    bending, stooping, squatting, standing and sitting during a full workday.
    Sufficient dexterity and strength to perform standard duties including
    patient care documentation and equipment use. Familiarity with basic
    computer functions including word processing programs. Excellent customer
    service skills to interact tactfully and with sensitivity with patients.
    Ability to function independently with minimal supervision. Ability to work
    with deadlines, interruptions and changing priorities. Knowledge of medical
    terminology preferred.

    However, I am not holding my breath. If anyone out there within the sound of my...uh...posting has any job leads for something w/ clinical experience or patient-contact or even just plain interpersonal contact (ie. teaching, counseling, etc) PLEASE contact me.
     
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