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I am in orientation for a home based telephonic program for a growing company. I am very excited about it. I wondered if there were other disease management nurses here? Very slow forum but I... Read More

  1. by   SWRN84
    Quote from renerian
    Oh gosh I am sorry you lost your job so fast. I know it is contractual related. I have been laid off 6 times so it is nothing new to me at all. I have a learned philosophy. WE are all replaceable and no nurse in reality , is ever safe. No job is secure I don't think.

    I hope you find something you love as much. What about being a home care Idependent Practioner?

    renerian
    Thanks, renerian. I'm not sure what I will do. I was counting on this job to last, but you know, you are right....no job is ever secure. I think I'm just a bit lost right now. This was the first job I took outside the home care industry and it was such a shock to lose it so fast. Right now I'm just trying to network, see what's out there....what do I really want to do. I do wish, though, that I was more marketable (is that a word??)....to the hospital industry. Being out of the acute setting for so long limits me to what jobs I can look for. I need to sit back, re evaluate my career, and go from there. I try to look online for a few hours, then step back and clear my head. I've always loved being a nurse....from the beginning....but with my family, I've looked for things that would fit their schedule. My kids just aren't quite old enough for me to go back on the shift type work. I'm a lost girl right now!
  2. by   renerian
    I PMd you. renerian
  3. by   AMV
    Gosh... I am so sorry about your job. I am surprised though because I just went to their site last night and based on some of the threads that I had read here, the job they had posted sounded like the disease management.

    I am also disappointed because I would love to get in to this area... I found this thread while looking into the case management section. As unit coordinator, at times we "assist" case management (although I don't know a tiny fraction of what they have to do in order to do their job!) - but I have been very interested in case management.... I guess I am thinking (just thinking!) about a change because I am truly tired of being expected to come in and staff my unit 24/7 when need be... and lately, it has been a lot!! My family is about ready to disown me!

    It is true for nursing though - any job - we are all replaceable and they will work you to death if they need to! It doesn't matter if you are staff or management.

    Quote from SWRN84
    Thanks, renerian. I'm not sure what I will do. I was counting on this job to last, but you know, you are right....no job is ever secure. I think I'm just a bit lost right now. This was the first job I took outside the home care industry and it was such a shock to lose it so fast. Right now I'm just trying to network, see what's out there....what do I really want to do. I do wish, though, that I was more marketable (is that a word??)....to the hospital industry. Being out of the acute setting for so long limits me to what jobs I can look for. I need to sit back, re evaluate my career, and go from there. I try to look online for a few hours, then step back and clear my head. I've always loved being a nurse....from the beginning....but with my family, I've looked for things that would fit their schedule. My kids just aren't quite old enough for me to go back on the shift type work. I'm a lost girl right now!
  4. by   SWRN84
    Quote from AMV
    Gosh... I am so sorry about your job. I am surprised though because I just went to their site last night and based on some of the threads that I had read here, the job they had posted sounded like the disease management.

    I am also disappointed because I would love to get in to this area... I found this thread while looking into the case management section. As unit coordinator, at times we "assist" case management (although I don't know a tiny fraction of what they have to do in order to do their job!) - but I have been very interested in case management.... I guess I am thinking (just thinking!) about a change because I am truly tired of being expected to come in and staff my unit 24/7 when need be... and lately, it has been a lot!! My family is about ready to disown me!

    It is true for nursing though - any job - we are all replaceable and they will work you to death if they need to! It doesn't matter if you are staff or management.
    AMV.....they have not updated the job postings in quite a long time. The jobs they have listed as clinical service provider....or clinical consultant, are the disease management nursing positions. They are always on the Intellicare website. It never hurts to put your application/resume in, because you never know what will happen, but they just completed laying off about 40 nurses in the disease management division. They did get a new contract, but only had 4 positions available and those were already filled. They put all of us on a call back list if the current contract gets back on board. They do have a triage division, that was not affected by these recent cuts. They were going through a lull of sorts after the winter, but they may be picking up again, too, if you are interested in something like that.
  5. by   sflohaug
    Hi Renerian:

    I recently completed my training as a Disease Management RN with a national company. This is a new field for me but found my previous experience as an Advice Nurse made the transition much easier. I am enjoying working in this field and learning alot. And I especially like the ability to be completely home-based!
    I hope your job is going well too

    Sincerely,
    sflohaug in sunny CA
  6. by   renerian
    Congrats on your new job. I do like working at home most of the time. I work usually until around 11:30pm then get back up at 5am to go to my day job.

    I enjoy it very much. LUCKY you in Cali!

    renerian
  7. by   deew
    Quote from sflohaug
    Hi Renerian:

    I recently completed my training as a Disease Management RN with a national company. This is a new field for me but found my previous experience as an Advice Nurse made the transition much easier. I am enjoying working in this field and learning alot. And I especially like the ability to be completely home-based!
    I hope your job is going well too

    Sincerely,
    sflohaug in sunny CA
    I would be interested in something like this. I have pedi experience and pedi telephone triage experience. I live in CT. What is the name of the company?
  8. by   Carol O
    Quote from renerian
    I am in orientation for a home based telephonic program for a growing company. I am very excited about it. I wondered if there were other disease management nurses here?

    Very slow forum but I thought I would try.

    renerian
    Greetings from AZ. I am looking to move to Knoxville and am looking for a job, love the idea of working at home. Can you give me the name of the company?
    Best Regards
    Carol O. You can e-mail me privately at youcan2@cox.net
  9. by   renerian
    Carol sorry so late. They are not hiring any more telecomuters now but may in the future............

    renerian

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