Finding a job now that I have stipulations

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by Dee22 (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Home health. Has 16 years experience.

Hi all. I’m new here, and will be having stipulations added to my license for 2 years as of 1/21/22… it’s still confidential for now. 
All of my experience is in home health, and that is the biggest condition of my orders, no home health for at least the first 6 months. 
Does anyone here have experience finding work once stips are in place? I’ve applied for a lot of jobs, all clinic/office but am already being told that I’m not experienced enough since I’ve only done HH. 
 

im starting to freak out here 

HaggardRN

14 Posts

I think I've read that dialysis accepts nurses with stipulations. There is a section here for nurses in recovery, you might post this there for more responses.

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 17 years experience. 5 Articles; 10,678 Posts

1 hour ago, HaggardRN said:

There is a section here for nurses in recovery, you might post this there for more responses.

We have relocated the thread to Nursing Recovery for best responses.

Dee22

Specializes in Home health. Has 16 years experience. 5 Posts

Thank you! 

Jas10

Has 1 years experience. 34 Posts

Dialysis is a good way to go as they can accommodate many of the restrictions. I was also a wound care nurse at a SNF for two years and enjoyed that as it allowed me to learn a lot about wounds and stay within my restrictions. There is also oncology and infusion centers, blood bank type facilities, drug/alcohol addiction facilities, and mental health facilities that are typically monitoring friendly places. I recently was able to get on at the hospital on the orthopedic floor (I have just a little over a year left on my contract) and never had any narc restrictions which has allowed a bit more options for jobs.  Good luck and don't discount the experience you do have! 

valzoe92

Has 11 years experience. 4 Posts

Dialysis definitely takes restrictions.  That's how I got my first job in recovery.  There are no narcotics in dialysis, most we have is IV benadryl which doesn't count (although some clinics let patients have way too much). 

I am literally writing my letters to complete my FL IPN contract as of 1/18.  I also did home health prior. After 3 years you usually get more freedom - can work unsupervised like in hospice or HH, overtime, etc. 

Dialysis also pays quite well. Way more than I made in both of my hospital bedside jobs. If you like building patient relationships it's great as you get to know the patients well. 

Some clinics are better than others and companies. I have worked for both Davita and US Renal Care in both GA and FL and US Renal is by far superior. 

Only downside is most clinics open between 5 and 6 so you gotta get up early. I get up at 3:45 am or 4:30 depending on the day.  Good news, no Sundays and always have Christmas and Thanksgiving off : ) 

I'm in FL now, not sure where you are?  I had a contract in GA that I transferred to FL so I've been doing this almost 7 years :).

Last  - no experience needed. They will train.  

 

Good luck!  you WILL get a job, it just may take a bit of time.  TRUST ME, I've never known anyone with restrictions not find a job : )

 

 

 

 

Dee22

Specializes in Home health. Has 16 years experience. 5 Posts

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On 1/13/2022 at 3:59 PM, HaggardRN said:

I think I've read that dialysis accepts nurses with stipulations. There is a section here for nurses in recovery, you might post this there for more responses.

Thank you! 

10 hours ago, valzoe92 said:

Dialysis definitely takes restrictions.  That's how I got my first job in recovery.  There are no narcotics in dialysis, most we have is IV benadryl which doesn't count (although some clinics let patients have way too much). 

I am literally writing my letters to complete my FL IPN contract as of 1/18.  I also did home health prior. After 3 years you usually get more freedom - can work unsupervised like in hospice or HH, overtime, etc. 

Dialysis also pays quite well. Way more than I made in both of my hospital bedside jobs. If you like building patient relationships it's great as you get to know the patients well. 

Some clinics are better than others and companies. I have worked for both Davita and US Renal Care in both GA and FL and US Renal is by far superior. 

Only downside is most clinics open between 5 and 6 so you gotta get up early. I get up at 3:45 am or 4:30 depending on the day.  Good news, no Sundays and always have Christmas and Thanksgiving off : ) 

I'm in FL now, not sure where you are?  I had a contract in GA that I transferred to FL so I've been doing this almost 7 years :).

Last  - no experience needed. They will train.  

 

Good luck!  you WILL get a job, it just may take a bit of time.  TRUST ME, I've never known anyone with restrictions not find a job : )

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much for this info!! 

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Dee22

Specializes in Home health. Has 16 years experience. 5 Posts

On 1/14/2022 at 11:15 PM, Jas10 said:

Dialysis is a good way to go as they can accommodate many of the restrictions. I was also a wound care nurse at a SNF for two years and enjoyed that as it allowed me to learn a lot about wounds and stay within my restrictions. There is also oncology and infusion centers, blood bank type facilities, drug/alcohol addiction facilities, and mental health facilities that are typically monitoring friendly places. I recently was able to get on at the hospital on the orthopedic floor (I have just a little over a year left on my contract) and never had any narc restrictions which has allowed a bit more options for jobs.  Good luck and don't discount the experience you do have! 

My stips are not drug related, my stips are a result of unsafe handling of a patient. I’m still confused on how all of this works but I’m figuring it out. 

RN0929, BSN

Specializes in ICU. Has 23 years experience. 2 Posts

I cant find an answer for my question other places so Im throwing it out here...

I am in Mississippi and have just gotten a mark on my license for diversion. It was so very minor and the board just had me pay $$, do a class (for $$) and I have no stipulations or restrictions. I still have my multi state license. I am trying to find a job and want to know what y'all did when you applied for jobs? Do you just go ahead and write a cover letter stating what they will soon find out? How do you go about telling the story of what happened?

Dee22

Specializes in Home health. Has 16 years experience. 5 Posts

Hi there. I have had a handful of interviews since my stips went into effect (1.20.22). I brought it up myself during the interview process. They typically at some point ask if there are any issues/complications that would inhibit your learning process.. and that’s when I bring it up. It isn’t necessarily related but I feel like that’s a good time to put it all out there, I start by saying I believe in full transparency. So far, at least from what I’ve been told via feedback, it’s my lack of experience in the field I’m applying for and NOT the stipulations on my license that prevent employers from offering me a position.