Injured nurse seeking some career advice

  1. Hello everyone,
    I just wanted to ask for advice to all nurses out there. I quit my job recently because i just could not take it anymore. Also my frozen shoulder has recurred ( 3rd time). I do not have health insurance because of leaving my job but have self treated my shoulder before and it got better but it took somewhere between 1-3 months.

    My questions is are there any light duty type jobs that a nurse can do?
    I am considering changes for myself so that i can take better care of myself. I was planning to work part time at a hospital for benefits. Then take a per diem positon as a float for outpatient clinic managed by a hospital.(I have gotten offers from both positions?) Of course currently with my injured shoulder i have not been aggressive with my job hunt.

    Should i wait till i am better or go get something now? I am worried about finances as i am a sole income earner.

    Any response will be greatly appreciated.:wink2:
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Lacie
    I worked Medical Case management for Corvel Corporation for a few years. This required some travel but I worked from home with a required office meeting usually once to twice a month. No on hands patient care. Primarily involved workmen's compensation from time of injury through out thier treatment/claim period. Attended MD appt, hospital visits, court hearings/appearances, lots of appt setting etc. Actually I loved it!! There are other companies out there which are small/private but beware as some just arent as reputable as others (false billing/reports). These positions usually are not advertised in the newspapers and such. Look in the phone book for places such as Rehabilitation or Medical Auditing/Quality Assurance. Cold call them. Corvel is national and if you do a quick web search I'm sure you'll find one in your state. You dont have to live in the direct area of the main office either which is nice. I did all my paper work via computer/fax. Also call your state worker's compensation offices and ask what companies they use for Medical management. I was paid for travel, meals, and although part-time I still got full benefits such as health insurance, sick time, and vacation pay.
  4. by   Jules A
    Have you looked into doing telephonic nursing? I think thats an area that is really growing. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.
  5. by   tkhayman
    thank you i will start looking into it. I have good days and bad days with my arm.

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