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I've been volunteering at a VA hospital for observation hours but I want to get some experience at a private clinic, also getting paid would be nice. I don't know what to do when I call a clinic though. 1) Who do I ask for? I've read to ask for the CCCE but I've also read to ask for the office manager 2) What do I say when I get on the line with them or if they're unavailable and I have to leave a message? 3) What kind of hours would they expect me to work? I can only do thursday mornings or any time friday because of my class schedule, is that enough? 4) Do you have to be cpr/aed certified? If yes, is there a cheap way to renew my certification, mine expired in 2011.

Asked By: ThisBeMe - 12/26/2012
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The best thing to do is volunteer and once volunteering ask if they have an opening. for an aide. Be willing to work nights and saturdays. Most places will not require CPR, if they do they should train you... More
Answered By: Mary - 12/27/2012
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I've hired hundreds of employees over the past 30 years and the key to getting hired, whether or not there is an opening, is to customize your approach. If not, you won't stand out or get that all-important interview... More
Answered By: Bob - 12/27/2012
 
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