LPN's in Endo??

  1. Does anyone know of any LPN's working in Endo? I had worked as a certified endo tech in NJ for about 5 yrs but was laid off due to cut backs in the hosp. I took advantage of my un employment and went back to school for LPN. I'm graduating 6/24/11 and would really like to get back into endo but wasn't sure what I could do as an LPN since i cant do a push. Any ideas??? Other then getting my RN lol
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    About JamiR369, ADN, LPN

    Joined: Apr '11; Posts: 16; Likes: 3
    Long Term Care/ Sub acute/rehab; from US
    Specialty: GI/ geriatrics


  3. by   brownbook
    I think you would end up being hired as a GI tech even with your LVN. I have seen LVN's working as GI techs but I don't know what they got paid (as a tech or LVN?) as they also worked in other areas of our GI/surgery clinic.
  4. by   hgorrondona
    The Endo unit I work in has several LPNs. They do patient admits and recovery, as well as teching in the procedure room.
  5. by   shamrokks
    I am a LPN and I work in a GI center so yes it's possible, especially with your background experience.
  6. by   RNsRWe
    It very much is possible, but of course that depends on the size of the unit, number of daily/weekly procedures and the needs for admit and discharge (your most likely areas).
  7. by   JamiR369
    I've been working in LTC and Hate it!!! I miss Endo I have only found one Endo LPN position posted but it was an hour and a half away from me. I applied anyway but they never called me. I guess because I'm a "new nurse" not new to endo though. I'm in Central NJ and I only know of one LPN in Endo and she's been doing it for 35 yrs! I would actually be happy to do admit and discharge but it doesnt exist in this area