Hello. I am a new grad RN in my forties without real-world nursing experience looking to apply for an ambulatory care nurse position. A few ads for ambulatory care nurse listed the ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds as a requirement. What type of physical work would these jobs entail? Do you, as ambulatory nurse, lift, move, or carry these many pounds as part of the job?
I don't want to work in a med-surg unit precisely because I want to avoid lifting patients on every shift. That's why I am exploring other options, and when I saw the ads about lifting at least 50 pounds, my heart sank. I want to protect my back. Are there ambulatory nursing jobs that don't involve such physical work? Please help answer.