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Nurse With Need For Help

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by BOBCOXRN BOBCOXRN (New Member) New Member

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I HAVE BEEN AN R.N. FOR TWENTY EIGHT YEARS and I have done all types of nursingincluding teaching, management and consulting in most clinical areas...... including PSYCH, HOME HEALTH, AND as a consultant in a LTC with responsibility for advising the DON, DDS, and the MDS COORDINATOR. I HAVE HAD MDS 2.0 training.

NOW I FIND MYSELF AS A PATIENT.I HAD TO HAVE A HIP REPLACEMENT IN DEC., 2006 (as a result of trauma in an auto accident). As an untoward and totally unpredicted effect, I suffered a stroke. :madface::madface: I am struggling with aspects of my physical rehab and am in a wheelchair most of the time.

I am looking :uhoh21: for a position as either MDS coordinator, TELEPHONE ADVICE NURSE, or other position that I could do from wheelchair or from home.

any suggestions ??

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All_Smiles_RN specializes in Cardiology.

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I've come across pediatric telephone triage. My son is seen by a practice that has 8 physicians and a triage nurse takes the calls and gives advice for simple things that can handled at home or asks them to come in. You can also call the nurse after your child has been seen for a sick visit to get more advice, etc.

The other group that my son used to see had something similar overnight. It was for urgent calls to see if it was something that could wait until the AM or if it warranted an ER visit.

I work on a cardiac floor and we have two large cardiology groups that see patients on our unit. Again this is on night shift, but they have an RN answer our calls for the doctors and they can give us orders for BP meds, etc. And if the situation warrants a physician, that nurse will call the Dr. and get orders for us.

So maybe look at large group practices and see what you can find? Good luck.

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Quickbeam is a ASN, RN and specializes in Government.

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I work in community health and could do my job in a wheelchair. They aren't always easy jobs to find. I do have to travel quite a bit. I have a mobility impairment and sought this job realizing I couldn't do hospital nursing any more. Niche jobs that do not require physical caregiving are fairly competitive so give yourself enough time to job hunt. Best wishes!

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ceecel.dee is a MSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, ER, L&D, ICU, OR, Educator.

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You could easily work in a Health Learning Center doing patient education (on diabetes, on smoking cessation, etc.) or in an Anticoagulation Clinic managing patients on Coumadin. Of course, this isn't administrative, but has a satisfying level of patient contact and is rather low stress as far as nursing jobs go.

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