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    Default Some advice for job opportunity in IVF clinic

    Hi all,

    Not certain if I posted this in the right category so please let me know if I should move it.

    I've seen an advertised opportunity for a support position in an IVF clinic. Can I ask what you've experienced from reception/office staff and what qualities you'd prefer (from a patient point of view) staff to have.

    I have no direct skills for the position but have skills that can be regarded as retrainable so want to present my best introduction letter forward. I haven't applied for a job in over 15 years so a change of career and retraining is overwhelming but one I really want to do.

    Thanks in advance

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    Professional and organized but also compassionate and friendly as it can be a very emotional process.

    Confidentiality is important of course.

    Open minded as you will see same sex couples, single women, donors, etc

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    It's hard to say because it's very subjective, and depends on how much contact you'd have with patients.

    I guess the ability to be warm, yet give people space. Understand that you'd be interacting with patients who can be at the emotional extremes that IVF can create - barely contained hope, excitement, anxiety, devastation, grief. You'd need to be discrete. In an IVF clinic everyone is there for basically the same reason, but they won't be experiencing it the same way. There'll be women sitting in the waiting room who are going through hell, for a variety of reasons, and who are barely holding themselves together. For others I imagine it will just be a somewhat invasive medical treatment with a happy ending.

    Also, because there will be many patients who have a very hard time, I guess support staff need to be able to protect themselves from taking other people's problems home.

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