I was wondering, can I apply for Med-Surg positions with a narcotic restriction? How does that work? I have no problem doing the following: med-surg, psych, public health, and substance abuse/detox. I have been very hesitant, however, to apply to med-surg positions with a narcotic restriction.
Feb 8, '13
Hey! When I got in our state's program, it was really hard to find a job anywhere. I had started delivering pizza - it was that hard!!
My now dh was also in the program with me. He had started on a med surg unit. He got me an interview and I got a job on a smaller med surg unit. The hospital had a rule that each floor could have 1 nurse with the restriction regarding narcotics.
When I started woking there, if it wer po narcs that I needed passing, the LPN gave them for me. If it was an IVP, I either called the nursing sup or I called an RN on the floor above our. The unit I worked on was a very small one, usually staffed with 1 RN and 1 LPN. The nurses that gave my stuff were all very nice, and didnt spread talk abut the fact that I was in the program. When I got my narc restriction lifted, they were all very happy for me - for me, this unit was an awesome one to be on during my restriction.
Good luck! Let me know how it goes!
Last edit by sissiesmama on Feb 8, '13