Hi Nurse Beth,
I was hoping to get your opinion/explanation on Clinical Informatics, Clinical Document Specialist, and any other pertinent position. I just interviewed for a Clinical Abstractor job but they wanted me there 5 days/week and I live an hour away from the site. I offered to commute 3 days/week and work 2 days remote but they balked at that idea. Can't these positions be performed as a hybrid onsite and remote? My strengths are charting and I am very detailed oriented. I have 5 years hospital experience and a BSN.
Dear Wants to Work Remotely,
Some employers are firmly against remote employees, some allow it...and over the years, the same employers may reverse their position on the issue.
If you want to break into a non-bedside role, you may consider taking a job even if it's non-remote to build your skills and learn the role. Your strengths of being detail-oriented and documenting are good, and you still need on the job training.
Then after a couple of years, you will have more bargaining power and negotiate.