After working 12 hour shifts in ER's and Level 1 Trauma Centers for over 20 years, my back is shot. With all my experience and certifications I've gone from being assured a job anywhere to wanted nowhere. Major life and career changes! I'm having trouble finding work and am not even sure what kind of jobs are there for nurses with bad backs.
I'm hoping to get suggestions from all of you for kinds of work to look for, or where to look. I'm in Southern New Mexico and my Spanish is functional but hardly fluent as home health agencies require. Any thoughts from your collective experience would be greatly appreciated.
I work in "patient placement." I handle all aspects of assigning patients a room when admitted through emergency, as well as lateral transfers from one floor to another and transfers to/from ICU. I also handle direct admissions and take initial orders from docs, plus transfers from outlying hospitals. It's a lot of phone and computer work and all takes place from a chair and office. Not all hospitals have this exact position, but I imagine most of the larger ones have something like it.
Last edit by GM2RN on Apr 2, '10