I am currently a day surgery nurse where I work in a specialized environment, assisting the doctor and staff in fixing dialysis patients' dialysis access. I have been here for three years and previously had a (brief) time in pediatric med surg and then a few weeks of an internship in the ICU. Suffice to say, I HATED bedside nursing (it really just isn't for me...no matter how hard I try to make it work, it never has been a good fit for me).
Anyway, I ramble-- I am looking to make a possible career change over the next year...maybe sooner. Can anyone give me a candid opinion on what it is like to be a utilization review nurse
? What about the job do you like? What about the job do you hate? Do you spend time on the unit floor, or do you work behind a desk all day? I appreciate all comments....I want to know the awesome, the good, the bad, the ugly, and the really ugly (stuff no one tells you about re: a job because they don't want to be mean). THANKS!