I was cruising around allnurses to find a place where nurses like me can discuss things and am having a hard time. I guess I would be an agency nurse but a different kind of agency nurse. I am wondering if anyone knows where I can go to have discussions with others who have jobs like mine.
I work for a few different companies such as Maxim, Summit and Cigna (formerly Kronos). We do some flu shot clinics but what I usually do are health clinics. There are anywhere from 2-8 of us that do these health clinics. We generally do not know each other unless we have run into each other at another clinic previously. We are not all nurses, either. Some are CNAs, some are EMTs, etc. Anyway, here is the scenario: We show up at XYZ company and set up a "station" for ourselves. The company's employees have appointments to see us, usually 15 minutes for each employee. They come to us and we do height, weight, waist circ, BMI, B/P, pulse, and then obtain blood for FSBS and cholesterol. (Sometimes dermascan and bone density as well.) Then we do counselling on all these things and give tips on how to improve the numbers. We end up seeing people one right after another all day. Sometimes these are daily jobs but most times the company is large enough that we are there for 2-5 days.
The other company I work for is Lifeplans. In this job, I get an assignment via the internet to go assess individuals and then submit the assessment which then gets summarized and sent to their insurance company.
So, any ideas on where nurses like me are posting?