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    I have been a visiting nurse for 15 years. I lived in NY and worked for the same company. The are which I lived was changing ( taxes at $14-15,000, schools not a good as they used to be etc.) Anyway I started researching great areas to live and of course Raleigh, NC came up because of the cost of living, schools weather- I could go on but I won't. So I contacted several travel nursing companies and several said they have a constant supply of jobs. I believed them. We put our house on the market and it sold pretty fast. We visited the area several times and decided to make the move. This I realize was/is a risk but several calls to these travel companies assured me that I would at least find temp work. Well- now that I am here- there seems to be a dry spell. Really??

    I love homecare. I've been doing it so long I don't even know where to look to change my direction. I applied to some of the hospitals as I am used to a hospital based home care agency but things seem different. We did all the oasis visits and regular visits- case managed etc. Here there seems to be a coordinator an oasis nurse etc. Also in NY you had to have a certification for IV's I think ayone can do IV's here??

    I had 1 interview- it was going o.k. until she shocked me with a reasonable projection of 6 units per day- SOC = 3 recert/resumption and discharge = 2 units. I felt WOW I can do this! But I was raw from an atypical day at my old job where I had 5 visits and 2 SOC on a Sat. How did I do it you ask? I remember the day very clearly: My first visit was 3 miles from home (wound care) next I traveled less than .5 mile to an assisted living center where I saw 4 visits and 1 admission (the reg visits were 3 wounds and 1 CR assessment) I took about 20 min to scarf down some food and continued to my second SOC 3 miles away. I charted for the rest of the night and yes I did have overtime it was a 10-11 hour day. In my old job you cannot lock your #485 until you speak directly with the MD to confirm the meds and orders for treatmen (we had problems with MD's not signing orders after the fact. The interviewer asked when I completed everything and I said Mon morning - meaning when I locked the last piece. I should have clarified and explained but I guess not having interviewed for 15 years... She asked how is it possible to give quality care? Really? And this was not a typical day, I wish I could go back to the interview but I can't.

    Anyway I applied to several other positions but have not gotten an interview yet (it about 2 weeks). Should I be paranoid. Did I make a collasal mistake to move here?? Sorry so long-

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    Thanks everyone for responding. I met with a resume guru today (I've been doing the same job for 15 years). I'm hoping the travel nurse job will tied me over until I find a permenant job. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping we've (my husband and I ) made the right decision to move. I feel strongly that it is going to work out. Hymm.... patience.... also I believe wherever I end up is where I am supposed to be.

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    Just wondering if anyone recently got a job in the triangle area from out of state? I had 1 interview and 1 application denied without reason (the job is still posted) and several jobs are still under review. I'm wondering if I should just move down, take a temp/travel job and eventually find a full-time job.

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    Is this an agency or hospital? Home care is full of angry and disturbed patients (and family). She should have spoken to you first. You must be in an area that is saturated with home care nurses. Where I live its hard to find and keep a HH nurse.

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    I'm considering a job as a case manager for a medicaid program. The job sounds similar to home health case manager but without the actual clinical stuff. I have a few reservations so I would love some input

    First- is the focus to cut costs or is it trully patient focused. I say this because years ago I took a job as a case manager for workers comp and it was a terrible experience. I found they really didn't care about the patients or "clients" at all. I quit after 1 month.

    Second- do you miss the clinical aspect? I've been doing home health for so long- I think I might miss the patient teaching/procedures. I sure would not miss on call, weekends, holidays and night-time paperwork.

    I was thinking of trying for the job and doing per diem home visits- but I'm actually relocating to Raleigh, NC in a few months (the job is in Raleigh, NC)

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    Do they fire people alot? Are they control freaks? I'm thinking of applying but I hesitate because the process seems so tedious.

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    Does anyone know if you have to take the Hep B shot - can you decline and still have the job?

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    By the way, just wondering what thoughts you guys may have regarding year long school. Is it better because they don't have a long summer?

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    Hi I'm in process of moving to NC- not sure if Raleigh area or Charlotte. My question is- how do you handle childcare if they start a year round school. Seems as though they have them in both cities. I was thinking of trying for a weekend only job because I figure daycare for 2 boys every 6 weeks and daycare all year long for my little one might/will be Very costly- any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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    Can anyone tell me why some jobs say vetpro and others don't? What does it really mean and does that mean it takes a lot longer if hired?

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    Hi all- hope someone can help. I applied for a VA position in a different states. I really hope I can get this job. Anyway I got a call 1 week later and the lady set me up with a phone interview for the next week. The interviewers sounded positive. Now I looked on the USAjobs site and it says my application is incomplete but also completed???? What does that mean? It did say if you didn't submit everything they asked it would drop you out of the process but they did give me an interview. Anyway there is a form VA 2850a that I need to fill out. Here is my dilemma - it asks for references and my clinical directors name etc.. I only want to give this info if they are offering me a job. I don't want to create a nightmare at work just yet. Any advice. Should I fill out the form now or wait until the ask or give an offer. Also how long to you think this could take? I have to sell my house, look for a place to stay- its exciting and scary. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    That sounds horrible! Sounds like slave labor! Where is this happening? Call the state labor department. We have a regular working day. Staff volunteer for on-call. And yes we get paid for overtime.

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    Hi wondering if anyone working for WakeMed homecare? If so, what are they like? Are they computerized? Are the salary and benefits good? Any insight would be appreciated.

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    Thanks- I wonder if the salary is less because of the finders fee.Did they give you any salary info?

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    I'm planning on moving to Raleigh or Charlotte- I've been working for the same company for 14 years. I'm wondering if using a recruiter will speed things up- also maybe they can help me understand those markets better than just looking on a website. Anyone have experience?


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