looking for narcotic free nursing job

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by ICURN80 (New) New

Looking for a nursing job that doesn't require passing narcotics. I have been in recovery for over 5 years now. It was a miracle to get clean and even start working again in the ICU (I never thought I'd be able to handle it, but after a few years of being clean, I went back to ICU and did well for a long time) Unfortunately, I've been under a lot of stress lately, and those old thoughts of using have come back- I've been going to meetings, talking to my sponsor, etc. but the thoughts keep coming and my recovery needs to come first. I think it's time to consider working in a "safe" environment where I'm not tempted to use. I'm considering a job at an outpatient dialysis center- does anyone know if dialysis nurses administer narcotics?

Thank you!!!

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience. 5,047 Posts

I've heard dialysis is recovery friendly. Wishing you the best!!

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience. 12,646 Posts

Case Management.

SmilingBluEyes

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 25 years experience. 20,870 Posts

No narcs in out patient dialysis.

SmilingBluEyes

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 25 years experience. 20,870 Posts

Also nursing education....in hospital or if you can, nursing schools.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience. 12,646 Posts

Don't come to school nursing- alotta meds here. Not narcs, but benzos.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 224 Articles; 27,608 Posts

1. Case management

2. Occupational health

3. Instructor at a trade school to train medical assistants and CNAs

4. Infusion nursing

5. Blood bank/lab supervisor

Not_A_Hat_Person, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health. Has 10 years experience. 2,900 Posts

Telephone triage. Vaccine/wellness clinics. Case management. CNA instructor (though not in clinicals). Utilization review. Public health. Baby nurse. Foot care. Alternative health (not medical marijuana).

Edited by Not_A_Hat_Person

dishes, BSN, RN

3,950 Posts

Cystoscopy

Dermatology

Infection control

Diabetic educator

Not_A_Hat_Person, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health. Has 10 years experience. 2,900 Posts

Urgent Care. In my area, they don't dispense or prescribe narcotics.

nutella, MSN, RN

1 Article; 1,509 Posts

chronic dialysis - no narcotics - but high stress....

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 224 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Moved to the Nurses / Recovery forum.