"Easy" LPN jobs - page 2

After doing my clinicals in LTC's as an LPN student (first semester) I realized that maybe I won't fit in nursing. I guess if I have to stay I have to find a job (after I graduate) that's less LTC... Read More

  1. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from remrimsgems
    After doing my clinicals in LTC's as an LPN student (first semester) I realized that maybe I won't fit in nursing. I guess if I have to stay I have to find a job (after I graduate) that's less LTC type. I wonder if there are ER/OR/prison jobs/doctor office jopbs for LPN's.

    Where are the "easy" jobs for LPN's? I am not scared of the fast paced ER type setting. Not scared of blood and death. I hate the constant smell of body waste and I have zero patience for it. But Other than that I can do nursing.

    Any intelligent response?
    If you're looking for an "easy" LPN job and you don't like the constant smell of body waste, and zero patience for it, the OR is not it. The OR is not easy, nor can a person avoid body waste there.
  2. by   OgopogoLPN
    In my area, doctors office pay would by far be the lowest. Next lowest would be private nursing home/LTC. Publically funded nursing home/LTC might be slightly lower than what the hospital pays or right around what they pay.
  3. by   Teacher2bCRNA
    i guess it depends on the area. right now i make a bit over 30 an hour based on my annual salary. i haven't seen any lpn in that range, but i haven't looked in all states either.

    Quote from luv4nursing
    well, i can tell u that i make more than my friend who is a teacher and my job is on the lower end of the pay spectrum for lpns in the area. she gets better benefits though...i work for a home health agency and they have terrible benefits, i dont even take them bc they arent even worth paying for. i figure i can hopefully hold out another year until i finish my rn.
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    If you don't want to deal with body waste .. you may need to work in a office type setting. I see ads all the time for positions for LVN to work in HH offices scheduling CNA's and such. When I worked in a Docs office I came into some of the most rotten body odors and fluids, but this was OB/GYN. I don't think ER/OR would be a option since you would be dealing with all this is excessive amounts. But you are not going to be finished dealing with this type stuff just because your LTC clinical's are done. It was my experience that working with this type of stuff just increased as I went through nursing school. If it were me personally I would work on this issue , because in nursing you are going to get pooped on whether it be by your patient or the nursing admin you work for. Just my
  5. by   pagandeva2000
    I also say that home care is easier. It is true, there is only so much you can do there, and I also have a pediatric client, who has a trach. After medicating and suctioning her, there isn't much to do. I take her outside occasionally when weather permits and most of the time, I am chatting on my cell phone and have completed many novels as well as nursing periodicals. My main job is working in a hospital clinic and I do bring home considerably less money, but that is because of the deductions I have coming out of my check such as pension, savings, insurance and union dues. Two days working at my home case pays $500, and I bring home $700 every two weeks from my main one.
  6. by   Blackcat99
    I like to take classes at the local college. I am looking for a night shift home care job where I could study all night. Does home care nursing have much need for evening and night shift LPN's? Thanks:spin:
  7. by   charebec65
    I do pediatric home care as well and love it. I don't make as much money as some of my friends but my job is very flexible and since I'm working on my RN, that is important. Though like the others I have only one patient at a time, my patient that I work with on a regular basis is quite medically involved and there are times I have a hard time finding time to eat lunch, much less study.... I wouldn't give it up though...
  8. by   allantiques4me
    Group homes for DD or residential centers for kids with behavioral issues.I happen to work in a residential center for abused /neglected kids.I absolutely love it!!!Its a very nice even pace most of the time.Sometimes I feel like a mom.I treat minor illnesses,and minor injuries,plus medication passes.
  9. by   misskesla
    "Easy" jobs in healthcare are hard to come by. I work in ER and we get our share of everything, maggots, scabies, lice, vomit, feces etc. I have some friends who work in an Eye Surgery Center and they like it but they all want to use their "skills" before they lose them. If you want a job that you can do while studying or preparing to something else like say RN then definitely home health or assisted living will be the way to go. I guess it depends on what your personal goals are in nursing.
  10. by   remrimsgems
    Thanks for the replies...

    Like I said......EVERYTHING else but the constant feces smell that never stops all day AND EVERYDAY. I don't mind 20 lbs of maggots or a tub of vomit or urine or blood etc etc.
  11. by   skittlebear
    Quote from remrimsgems
    After doing my clinicals in LTC's as an LPN student (first semester) I realized that maybe I won't fit in nursing. I guess if I have to stay I have to find a job (after I graduate) that's less LTC type. I wonder if there are ER/OR/prison jobs/doctor office jopbs for LPN's.

    Where are the "easy" jobs for LPN's? I am not scared of the fast paced ER type setting. Not scared of blood and death. I hate the constant smell of body waste and I have zero patience for it. But Other than that I can do nursing.

    Any intelligent response?
    I felt the same way while in LPN school. I hated our hospital and nursing home rotations. I wanted something different. I am now employed at a center for the developmentally and/or physically challlanged. I work 2nd shift at a group of patients home. I help take care of 8-16 pts. Sometimes it can be challanging whenever a pt is sick or I need to send them out to the ER, or they come home from the hospital...LOTS OF PAPERWORK. When everyone is fine though, my day runs smooth and is quite easy. Also, the pay is a lot better than any nursing home in my area. Good luck in whatever you decide.
  12. by   charebec65
    Quote from skittlebear
    I felt the same way while in LPN school. I hated our hospital and nursing home rotations. I wanted something different. I am now employed at a center for the developmentally and/or physically challlanged. .

    Our hospital rotations ended up being just like LTC. Finally people threw absolute fits about doing nothing meaningful and not learning nursing skills (seems like we mostly gave baths, fed and changed attends) that they finally gave us a break from doing the employed NA's jobs and we got to do skills.

    I worked with the developmentally disabled for 9 years before going to PN school..... loved it! Now I do pediatric nursing with the same population..
    Last edit by charebec65 on Jan 24, '07 : Reason: fixed a typo
  13. by   badaziwant2b
    Well today was my first real chance working the doctors line in my prison.

    My doc was on fire, he saw over 35 patients in a 8 hour period.

    you mentioned working in a prison was "easy". It all depends on how you look at it. I know Lvn at the prison who didn't see any patients today.

    My day went by fast I didn't sit down the whole day unless I was transcribing orders for the doc or faxing info to Pharmacy.

    I'll tell you one thing if you like typing out orders forget about working at a prison. Everything is handwritten. We went through alot of paperwork.

    The prison is about 10 yrs behind the times. OT's are the only ones who have computer access and forget about the internet.

    No cellphones, laptops or PDA's aloud either.

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