Help! Trouble finding a job with my license being on probation!!!! - page 2

by GotoGirlRN 34,320 Views | 39 Comments

To make a long story short, 2 years ago the Board started investigating me after some coworkers said I was acting "goofy" at work. I had excellent patient reviews, etc.. I had recently started on 2 antidepressants and worked 12... Read More


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    Send your resume by e-mail.fax,post office mail
    construct a good resume ""RESUMIZED " will help you
    Dont give up
    Offer yourself to be voluntary-RN /LPN /LVN
    Try case managment in a clinic /referals/computer job
    GOOD LUCK
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    I recently interviewed for two state positions as a disability examiner and a health surveyor. They don't quite pay as much, but they are Monday to Friday with benefits and a retirement. The disability portion has good job security, they have never laid off. Also, I don't have to worry about my license or narcs.
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    Good for you! Congradulations!
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    To lifeistweet

    "I recently interviewed for two state positions as a disability examiner and a health surveyor. They don't quite pay as much, but they are Monday to Friday with benefits and a retirement. The disability portion has good job security, they have never laid off. Also, I don't have to worry about my license or narcs. "

    what kind of experience does this job need?
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    Any meddical experience is helpful but ususally clerical and computer experience is helpful.
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    look for job at outpatients clinics,MD's offices,send 2000 resumes and one will give you the op,dont dismay and be persistent ,you can beat this ,
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    I too am finding it so hard to get back into the nursing field. My license was summarily suspended after I was accused of diversion. I was not diverting, however, I was honest about a rx addiction I had at home. I went to treatment and have been clean for 2 years. I approached the board after my suspension was up, which was 1 1/2 years ago and did everything they asked me to do, but to no avail. I did many random U/A's and letters of recommendation, and they seem like they are just avoiding me. I am broke and on the verge of being homeless. I am beginning to think I should find a new career. I am also so terrified that if I do get a conditioned license back, that I will never find a job around here. Does anyone have any info about having trouble with the board such as this? I am totally willing to enter the nurse recovery program, but I can't seem to even get in.
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    Can you let us know what state your in? Maybe someone else in the ethernet has been through something similar with your state board.
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    I'm in Vermont, if anyone has any advice, thanks
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    I first obtained my LVN license in California but I was placed on a 2 yr probation because I was an interim permit holder at first after graduating from LVN school. To make a long story short- the permit expired and I continued to practice. My probation would've ended last month, but due to other circumstances I moved from California to another state and applied for licensure in that state. The board of nursing in the other state awarded me an interim permit good for six months but also they decided to place me on probation as well for that duration based on what has taken place in California.

    Now basically, its very difficult and really challenging for me to find a job. I applied for that interim permit back in April. The board of nursing wanted me to meet with a compliance officer in person and that took place last May 12th. It has been almost a month and I still don't have my interim permit but my information is active in their system where you can actually look me up and all my info is there posted on their website.

    I've always worked in the SNF/Long-term care field and I would really love to explore others but with terms of my probation, I might have to stay in that field until I get my actual license. Some of the terms is that I remain supervised by an RN or LPN at all times (meaning if they go and take their lunch break I better be right behind them taking my lunch break as well), I cannot work for agencies/hospice/home health, and I have to submit to day-to-day and monthly evals which will be focused on patient care. So far when I look up job openings, most of them (if not all) are in those fields which I cannot work in for as long as I'm going to be under probation! It is so frustrating!!! ... so does anybody have any suggestions??? anything??!! Im desperate, I want to work and not only that, I am planning and is very interested in furthering my education. I want to be an RN one day! So if anybody has any suggestions I'm open to them because at this point I don't know what to do anymore.
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