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Kaiser telemedicine RN from home

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Hi all! Are there any telemedicine nurse's from Kaiser Who currently work at home? I am a Kaiser nurse and I'm considering transitioning into this position. According to the description after your 6 months of training you can work from home but it doesn't specify that you need to be within a certain distance from the call center. Does anyone know are you able to work from anywhere as long as you have good Wi-Fi? If anyone does this do you have a laptop and a cell phone or is it a big home office setup and a landline? Thank you so much. It's very scary to think of changing and if I do I would be losing my seniority.

nurseprincesss

Has 1 years experience.

I am very scared about this job as well, I'm not sure how it will feel using your brain 24/7 and never having any downtime between calls for the rest of your career. In all nursing professions you can take a breather, or take a break/get off the floor if you are stressed. You can even go to bathroom to cooldown, but with this job you can't go to bathroom unless you go off the clock. I know the turnover rate is pretty high, not sure how sustainable it is mentally longterm

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When you say turnover rate is high, do you mean staff turnover? I hope that's not the case. I see from kaiser website that they are always hiring advice nurses.

From what I understand, I don't think kaiser let's you work from home. I think you have to go to the call center.

ILoveHorsesRN, ADN

Specializes in 25 years NICU 5 years Telephone Triage. Has 31 years experience.

I am a Kaiser advice nurse. We are not allowed to work from home. We have to work at a call center. We do have a high rate of nursing turnover because the job can be very stressful and we are managed very closely. For any further questions, you can PM me.

ILoveHorsesRN, ADN

Specializes in 25 years NICU 5 years Telephone Triage. Has 31 years experience.

Hi all! Are there any telemedicine nurse's from Kaiser Who currently work at home? I am a Kaiser nurse and I'm considering transitioning into this position. According to the description after your 6 months of training you can work from home but it doesn't specify that you need to be within a certain distance from the call center. Does anyone know are you able to work from anywhere as long as you have good Wi-Fi? If anyone does this do you have a laptop and a cell phone or is it a big home office setup and a landline? Thank you so much. It's very scary to think of changing and if I do I would be losing my seniority.

I am confused as to why you think you would lose seniority. If you stay within the Kaiser system and transition into a different area, you do not lose seniority. I did it, so I know for a fact you won't lose seniority. You are working for a different Kaiser entity, but it's still Kaiser. PM me for more info

ILoveHorsesRN, ADN

Specializes in 25 years NICU 5 years Telephone Triage. Has 31 years experience.

When you say turnover rate is high, do you mean staff turnover? I hope that's not the case. I see from kaiser website that they are always hiring advice nurses.

From what I understand, I don't think kaiser let's you work from home. I think you have to go to the call center.

That's why you always see job postings for advice nurses, because it is a high turnover.

ILoveHorsesRN, ADN

Specializes in 25 years NICU 5 years Telephone Triage. Has 31 years experience.

Hi Koalified. I just signed up again under this username so I am not able to see PM's yet until I post at least 15 times. Will reply asap. Guess I need to keep posting more!

Hi Koalified. I just signed up again under this username so I am not able to see PM's yet until I post at least 15 times. Will reply asap. Guess I need to keep posting more!

I did not know this factoid. Here's what I sent you to relieve you of the pressure to post :)

Hey Ninjanurse, how long have you been in the call center? Are you an Advice Nurse or in mgmt? I hear that you are micromanaged but I think thats the case everywhere in nursing now. What is the truly awful thing about working in the call center? Do you get some downtime at all to have watercooler conversations with coworkers or are you chained to the desk? What's your typical day like?

ILoveHorsesRN, ADN

Specializes in 25 years NICU 5 years Telephone Triage. Has 31 years experience.

I just sent you a few Pm's

nurseprincesss

Has 1 years experience.

Can you send me the same PM's too, i have the same questions as well. Thanks

I have an interview this week for KPOC, but these comments are concerning to me. I was curious if there was a high turnover because they have really rushed me through the process. I am currently in an acute care setting and I love patient interaction, but I got into a terrible accident and can no longer handle the physical demands of my job so I'm looking for something less physically demanding. But the thought of micromanagement and constant call volume with no breaks concerns me for a number of reasons. I am not when that changes jobs frequently, I have been in my current position for 15 years, I was hoping for something that would be long-term. I was told over the phone that after six months I could work from home but some of you were saying that that is not the case? Can anyone please elaborate for me what this is like once you have passed the six-month training. And are working on your own at home? Is there still micromanaging that occurs, thank you so much for any information you can give me.

ILoveHorsesRN, ADN

Specializes in 25 years NICU 5 years Telephone Triage. Has 31 years experience.

Is KPOC in southern cal? I am in northern cal. We belong to CNA and none of us can work from home. If you are in a nurse's union you should ask them about working from home. I will PM you with more information.

Ok so I did some sleuthing. It seems that you can work from home but only if those rare positions open up. It gets posted internally and you can apply once you have been with KP for at least 6 mos. Since seniority is in play, my guess is that it might be tough to get those positions if you are low on the totem pole.

ILoveHorsesRN, ADN

Specializes in 25 years NICU 5 years Telephone Triage. Has 31 years experience.

In Nothern California advice nurses cannot work from home. I know this for a fact. CNA does not allow it. This might be true in So Cal but not No Cal. Seniority is how they decide on a position. There are TSR's who work from home. Those are the clerks who first answer the calls and they aren't RNs.

ILoveHorsesRN, ADN

Specializes in 25 years NICU 5 years Telephone Triage. Has 31 years experience.

I have an interview this week for KPOC, but these comments are concerning to me. I was curious if there was a high turnover because they have really rushed me through the process. I am currently in an acute care setting and I love patient interaction, but I got into a terrible accident and can no longer handle the physical demands of my job so I'm looking for something less physically demanding. But the thought of micromanagement and constant call volume with no breaks concerns me for a number of reasons. I am not when that changes jobs frequently, I have been in my current position for 15 years, I was hoping for something that would be long-term. I was told over the phone that after six months I could work from home but some of you were saying that that is not the case? Can anyone please elaborate for me what this is like once you have passed the six-month training. And are working on your own at home? Is there still micromanaging that occurs, thank you so much for any information you can give me.

I sent you PMs.

ayeaye Cpt Crunch

Has 10 years experience.

Which call center are you at? Are you in Norcal or Socal Kaiser?

ayeaye Cpt Crunch

Has 10 years experience.

CNA does allow some RNs to work from home but there are VERY few and not sure the reasoning behind it. Socal can work from home... hopefully eventually, if you jump through all the hoops and none of it has to do with seniority with Socal Kaiser and home.

ILoveHorsesRN, ADN

Specializes in 25 years NICU 5 years Telephone Triage. Has 31 years experience.

I know for a fact the only nurses who work from home in no cal are in Quality and they aren't union. CNA doesnt want us working at home because they are afraid Kaiser will then outsource our jobs.