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Cant find work while on probation in Ca

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by Jaronson81 Jaronson81 (New) New

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Im on 3 years probation with the California Brn for diversion. I¬†lost my nursing license in 2013 and got it back February 2019. I currently am a supervisor at Staples for the past 3 years. I have put in over a hundred applications for an RN position in the bay area. I have gone on a couple interviews at SNF's, but they either don't hire probationary nurses or don't call me back. Because I don't have recent experience, I know hospitals won't even look at my application. I have applied to hospitals, psych, chemical dependency, SNF, clinics and dialysis centers. I feel like nobody will ever give me a chance. Any advice?? ūüė≠

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I would look into SNF positions again, specifically MDS positions, which doesn't involve patient care or handling of medications. Also in the bay area, there are home health agencies-not through the hospital system, that have positions that are called "pediatric home health" or "school nurse". It is 1:1 respite care in the home or 1:1 nursing at school. It seems most of these agencies are desperate for nurses because they pay VERY little (for CA) due to federal reimbursement. 

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hppygr8ful has 15 years experience and specializes in Psych, Addictions, Elder Care, L&D.

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3 hours ago, TwoLayi said:

I would look into SNF positions again, specifically MDS positions, which doesn't involve patient care or handling of medications. Also in the bay area, there are home health agencies-not through the hospital system, that have positions that are called "pediatric home health" or "school nurse". It is 1:1 respite care in the home or 1:1 nursing at school. It seems most of these agencies are desperate for nurses because they pay VERY little (for CA) due to federal reimbursement. 

Most CA diversion/probation contracts don't allow you to work in home health as you have to have on-site supervision.

Hppy

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You may have to branch out of the bay, smaller hospitals or SNFs need nurses and are willing to deal with the paperwork. Change is challenging, but it may be for the best.

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15 hours ago, hppygr8ful said:

Most CA diversion/probation contracts don't allow you to work in home health as you have to have on-site supervision.

Hppy

Oh, I didn't realize that, but it makes sense. I have never been on it myself, but have worked with other coworkers who were.

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