gratefully waving goodbye to HOSPITAL employement! - page 2

I've finally "escaped".......and hopefully will never go back to being a hospital employee! I'm working for a company that supplies employees via a waiver state program to assisted living clients.... Read More

  1. by   mattsmom81
    If one has a BSN in my parts they automatically qualify for community health and government agency jobs, regardless of length of experience. MHMR, Dept of Health, Corrections, etc.

    So... it never hurts to check...see what's available in your parts. Good luck and I hope you find something you like Ruffhouser!
  2. by   FTell001
    New job update....
    Well...so far I have been following the other case managers.
    I am NOT stressed by any definition of the word!
    Its soooooooo different then working in a hospital. My job mainly consists of visiting the handicapped and doing interviews and a small amt. of paperwork!
    The med sheets and time sheets and notes are reviewed by another dept so I don't even have that to do.
    I'm trying to get adjusted to the pace..the sloooooooooooow pace at this new job!
    I'm hoping that worker's comp cases will increase.. I will be doing those visits..and doing the care which should fill more of my day. Right now I'm just not really busy...and I keep thinking I must be missing something!
    My friends tell me to just enjoy..(drinking lots of coffee to stay awake at this point!)
  3. by   502Nurse
    FTell001,
    Your new career sounds incredible, and seems like something I would like to get into. How did you find out about? It sounds like an unusual or hard to come by area. Is it civil service, home care or both? How much case management are you learning? How long were you in hospital nursing? I can totally understand how you felt there was no time to get to know your patients there - I am currently in med/surge and looking to find where my career can go next. Good luck on your new job and keep us posted!!
  4. by   BizNurse
    ALL I CAN SAY IS ***AMEN***!!!!! I left and own an internet biz from home. It's NICE to have a LIFE now and not have to schedule family time and vacations around when the hospital SAID I could be off (I was charge nurse of a cardiac unit, so those days off came FEW and FAR BETWEEN!)!! Man, I felt like an "OWNED WOMAN"!!! LOL!!!

    GOOD LUCK and FULL SPEED AHEAD!!

    Linda/FCLS, CMAS, BS, RN
    BizNurse@satx.rr.com
    ICQ - 10383018:roll
  5. by   FTell001
    Originally posted by 502Nurse
    FTell001,
    Your new career sounds incredible, and seems like something I would like to get into. How did you find out about? It sounds like an unusual or hard to come by area. Is it civil service, home care or both? How much case management are you learning? How long were you in hospital nursing? I can totally understand how you felt there was no time to get to know your patients there - I am currently in med/surge and looking to find where my career can go next. Good luck on your new job and keep us posted!!
    Ok..first of all I'm a "10yr. RN" and things were bad when I came out of school..but nothing compared to what is going on now in the hospitals.
    This job I have now is a state sponsored "waiver" program.
    If you want to find out about it..just go to a search engine and type your state name in along with "waiver programs"...
    NOW...the state contracts a company that works for them. Those workers are case managers for these waiver programs. In turn..their clients (which in my case are the mentally and physically challenged") are given a choice of "care providers". Thats where I come in. The company I work for is owned and operated by two RN's. They provide the home care workers to take care of these clients. NOW......I go to the homes and make sure our workers are doing what they are supposed to be doing for the client. Every quarter, the "states' contracted case management" personnel show up to meet us at the clients' residence to do a check.
    The two RN's are also expanding into worker's comp. cases. I think I was hired for this new expansion but I'm learning the other parts of the company (waiver clients) so I can be flexible and work amongst both sides of this business. I have to say..NO ONE LOOKS STRESSED HERE!
    I'm trying to adjust to this..which isn't easy after working 10yrs nursing from Oncology, med/surg/rehab/psych..and everything in between!
    How I got this job? Well..years ago these same two RN's had an agency and supplied nurses to the hospitals. I would do only one job for them..which was relief nurse to an Imaging Center. I'm still doing that job although they do not supply nurses via Agency any more and haven't for years now.
    I still do this job though....and when I told these nurses that I was sick of the hospitals, they called and offered me the job I have now. They also said I could continue to relief nurse for the MRI/Imaging center that I have been doing for them for years!
    I love working as the MRI nurse and still do that every Friday or whenever that nurse calls me for relief.
    ........and thats how I ended up where I am right now.
    I DO hope it picks up a bit...so I feel more NEEDED!
    Wouldn't it be a hoot if I couldn't stand living WITHOUT THE STRESS???? ROFL!

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