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New RN in dd nursing

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by RN420 RN420 (New Member) New Member

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Hi guys, I was just hired as an RN to provide nursing oversight for group homes. Wondering if anyone has any advice for me. Also down the line I would love to work from home as on call rn for group homes. How hard is it to get a position like that?? Is my goal realistic? Thanks for the help

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My advice is to use your team for resources and call your back-up nurse when you're unsure of regulations or when something you haven't dealt with before comes up. As for being an on-call nurse, that goal is quite realistic. Where I work, they just want you to have one year of experience in the field before they'll let you switch over to on-call.

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WineRN has 4 years experience.

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I'm working as a community nurse now and I get to do all of my paperwork at home which is amazing. I still go to my group home daily and I teach new hire courses but the flexibility in with being a nurse in the DD population is truly amazing

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I worked in this setting for many years and learned a lot. Your assessment skills have to be exceptionally good because your clients are already compromised and with the newer medications that are being used. It really takes a special person to work with a client that has been perhaps placed in a facility early on in there life. Go for it but make sure that you get all you can get from the care/protocal before you consider home care with these clients

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I am an RN with 15 years experience in home health, hospice and have been in the ER fulltime for 9 years and hospice prn for 6 years. I applied and interviewed for a job for 3 group homes. I am wanting to do this on my days off from my full time job. I am planning on leaving my prn job with hospice if I take it. But keeping my fulltime ER job. My question is, will I be able to complete all the job requirements in the group home in just 1- 2 days per week? 

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