Hi guys, I was just hired as an RN to provide nursing oversight for group homes. Wondering if anyone has any advice for me. Also down the line I would love to work from home as on call rn for group homes. How hard is it to get a position like that?? Is my goal realistic? Thanks for the help
Last edit by RN420 on Sep 4, '15
Sep 6, '15
My advice is to use your team for resources and call your back-up nurse when you're unsure of regulations or when something you haven't dealt with before comes up. As for being an on-call nurse, that goal is quite realistic. Where I work, they just want you to have one year of experience in the field before they'll let you switch over to on-call.
Nov 3, '15
I'm working as a community nurse now and I get to do all of my paperwork at home which is amazing. I still go to my group home daily and I teach new hire courses but the flexibility in with being a nurse in the DD population is truly amazing
I worked in this setting for many years and learned a lot. Your assessment skills have to be exceptionally good because your clients are already compromised and with the newer medications that are being used. It really takes a special person to work with a client that has been perhaps placed in a facility early on in there life. Go for it but make sure that you get all you can get from the care/protocal before you consider home care with these clients
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