After 20 years what job can I do to relax more?

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I have been an RN for over 20 years. I am looking for a part time position preferably utilizing my RN because of salary. I did hospice for my whole of my career. What can I do part time? It seems if everyone is wanting remote work (which is good) but I qualify for nothing out there. I just want to relax. Thanks.

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Specializes in Tele, ICU, Staff Development.

It sounds like you have a wealth of experience as a registered nurse, particularly in hospice care.

Finding a part-time position utilizing your RN experience and expertise can be challenging, especially if you're looking for remote work, but definitely possible.

Part-time itself can be challenging in a new role. You might qualify for various roles, but they may be full-time initially. Generally, there are more part-time opportunities in direct patient care and shift work than in other positions.

However, there are still opportunities available, and the key is persistence. 

One option could be to look for part-time positions at local hospice care facilities or home health agencies. Some organizations may offer part-time roles that could fit your experience well. Aside from direct patient care, hospice organizations need:

  • Case managers,
  • Admissions liaisons. A hospice admission liaison nurse establishes relationships with healthcare facilities to generate referrals.
  • Telecare supervisor. Supervises triage staff on off hours as they provide customer service and medical advice.
  • EHR consultants on hospice workflow, such as for EPIC or Cerner
  • Weekend-only intake hospice specialists.

Again, some of these may be full-time by nature.

Think about the durable medical equipment you ordered for your patients. Those companies may need educators or salespeople with your expertise. Reach out to your contacts and let them know you're looking for a part-time job.

Additionally, you could consider offering your services as a consultant or educator in hospice care, providing training or support to other healthcare professionals. 

On the financial side, there are revenue specialists with hospice backgrounds and reimbursement specialists.

Would you be interested in palliative care if it was part-time? Palliative care positions can be found in hospitals. 

If remote work is your priority, you might explore opportunities in telemedicine or telehealth companies specializing in hospice care. These organizations may have part-time positions available for experienced RNs.

It's essential to take the time to relax and find a position that suits your needs. I hope you find a fulfilling part-time opportunity that allows you to continue utilizing your valuable skills as an RN.

Best wishes,

Nurse Beth