Your FAVORITE job - page 4

A light and happy thread to go with my lunch. :D What's your favorite nursing job been? You don't need to reveal where, just what. My favorite was urgent care, although I was not an RN yet. Other... Read More

  1. by   DextersDisciple
    Quote from Rocknurse
    I'd say the job I'm in right now is pretty awesome. I work in Clinical Informatics in a small team comprised of 5 people who are all totally cool and chilled. I have a lovely big desk in a private cubicle overlooking the woods, with a heated foot rest, free coffee all day, two enormous computer screens, a comfy reclining chair, high speed internet, and I listen to music streaming all day on Spotify all while earning a ton of money. I come in when I want, leave when I want and take a vacation day whenever I want. No holidays, no weekends and I get to work from home one day a week and I never have to drive in snow. It probably doesn't get better than this.
    Where does one find an application for this magical occupation?
  2. by   riverotter
    I love correctional nursing. I have been doing it since 2003. It is a unique field with its own challenges and issues.
    And most of the time things are pretty low-key. But when things DO happen, they are always interesting!!!
    Last edit by riverotter on Aug 19, '17 : Reason: add info
  3. by   scthomas93
    The best job i've had in my 10 years as a nurse was as a telehealth nurse. no direct patient care was involved. we saw all the patients via skype. Best job ever!!!
  4. by   CelticGoddess
    Palliative care/hospice, hands down. I have found it to be very rewarding for me personally and I feel like I actually make a difference. I didn't feel like that when I worked med/surg, tele or ortho. I spent 2.5 years working on an Onc/Palliative unit and enjoyed it. I am now a hospice case manager. It's my "dream job"
  5. by   Twinmom06
    I currently work acute dialysis and I love it! My first med/surge/onc job was great due to the people I worked with but we've all moved on to other places
  6. by   cayenne06
    Working at Planned Parenthood. For real, its like a dream come true. Love my patients, love my staff, love the work. I do full scope GYN (including ABs) with all sorts of opportunity to expand my practice (20 more colposcopies until i am signed off!). Super nice schedule, good benefits, lots of flexible PTO. Pay could be a little better but thats the nature of this kind of work.

    I also moonlight as a triage CNM at a busy tetiary hospital. I like the adrenaline of inpatient work, and its nice to catch a baby now and then (i used to be a homebirth midwife). But my heart is in public health.
  7. by   OrganizedChaos
    Corrections - don't have to kiss ass there.
  8. by   Justanewbie
    I currently work at an outpatient wound care clinic and I LOVE IT. The hours are great, M-F 8-4:30. Much less stress than med/surg, plus I love wound care. I could not be happier.
  9. by   Here.I.Stand
    I absolutely love being an ICU nurse! I don't actually need to work, but I do because I love it so much.

    I get to help pts and families through the worst experience of their lives.

    Being a level 1 trauma center, we have a fair amount of preop organ donors; I always feel like I'm doing more than maintaining their labs and VS (which can be very unstable in a brain dead pt) -- I am caring for the recipients. Recently I was told by the OPO RN that his lungs were good. Lots of times they are too damaged to donate, so when I heard this I got down to brass tacks! I did oral care, ETT and subglottic suctioning, and repositioned q 1 hr. Those lungs WOULD stay pristine on my watch! I later found out that the recipient had been on the transplant list for years!

    Lots of our pts who had been transferred to LTACHs months ago, come back to thank us once they are able to. I remember one who was only minimally responsive when he left us. Months later he walked into our unit!

    Sometimes the family elects for comfort care, and I get the privilege of providing that comfort.
  10. by   bekabsn
    Hospice-exactly for the reason described above by the other hospice nurses!! Couldn't have said it better. I work in an inpatient hospice unit, so I still work hourly 3 -12 hour shifts. Which i love having my 4 days off so I get the best of both worlds.