Remote, Nationwide, Flexible, etc

  1. Hi. I'm a (relatively) new grad RN looking for different types of jobs. I'm not interested in hospital, ltc, etc. nursing. My focus is mostly on health promotion, prevention, and wellness. This past fall I worked for Mollen as an immunizations nurse. I now have a job with HealthFitness as a health screener. Due to the lack of non-traditional jobs in my area, I'm looking for remote, nationwide, and/or flexible jobs. Not travel nursing, just jobs that can be done almost anywhere. Or companies that hire from all locations.

    The companies I'm aware of are Mollen, HealthFitness, Health Solutions, and Summit. Any others that hire RNs or "related fields"? On-call/prn is fine with me for now. Other key words for internet searching? I've used "remote", "flexible", "nationwide", "nationwide opportunities", and "all locations".

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  3. by   adio
    Nothing? I know there must be other companies out there. Any advice in this area would be much appreciated.
  4. by   adio
    Just wanted to add, in case anyone else ever wants to know, I found another such business: Wellness Corporate Solutions

    Not really an RN position, but RNs would certainly qualify for their Biometric Screening Technician positions. With a bit of supervisory experience, you could be a Lead Biometric Screening Technician.
  5. by   HouTx
    OK - I'll give it a shot.

    Non-acute & "health-oriented" services are not well-reimbursed in today's world in the US because they are viewed as a luxury or at the very least, low-priority. We are still very acute care oriented so no one is willing to pay for health promotion and wellness. Nurses are expensive. Non-traditional businesses really can't afford them & have no reason to hire them when they can use MA or lower-skilled technicians. Let's face it, it just wouldn't make good business sense to do so. If you do get a job in one of these areas, you could expect to earn a much lower salary. It would not do anything for your clinical resume either. If you ever wanted to get back into a traditional environment, you would be considered "inexperienced".
  6. by   adio
    Thanks for the reply. To be honest, I have zero desire to ever work in a hospital. It goes against my personal philosophy of addressing the problem before there is a problem. Salary is not an issue. I know that community health, wellness and health promotion pays very little. This is not a major concern of mine. I just need string along enough experience on my resume to apply for more jobs. I'd like to go back to school to get a masters in Public Health, Wellness Management, or something similar; I'm still exploring those options as this wouldn't be anytime soon.

    I also found several other companies but many of those do not "hire" exactly--the nurse would be considered an "independent contractor". There is stuff out there, it's just a little hard to find.
  7. by   sherryPaul
    Hello, did you get a position? I'm looking for remote positions too...
  8. by   adio
    I'm actually working FT now in a clinic. But I have a list of other flexible employers. Keep in mind you may not be hired as an RN exactly. You may be a "health screener" or something of that nature. It's still within healthcare though and although the pay isn't fantastic, it's at least something if you are struggling. Some of these may be out of date; I discovered them in early 2012.

    One's that I got on board with (only actually worked for Health Fitness):
    Health Fitness
    $0.555 mileage
    reimbursement for food ($15/$15/$20), parking, etc
    Healthy Achievers
    $15 an hour after 1st hour required to travel
    $0.41 mileage after 60 miles round trip
    Bonus pay
    Total Wellness
    pay $22/hr starting; 3 successful events, $25/hr
    $25/hr beyond 1st hr RT OR mileage at federal rate beyond 1st 40 mi RT
    reimbursement for travel expenses for overnight work

    Other ones I found last year:
    Kronos Optimal Health
    Health Solutions
    Q-Mark, Inc
    Midland Health
    Hooper Holmes
    HealthFair USA
    US Wellness
    Worksite Health
    CRL Lab
    Superior Mobile Medics
    Go Parameds
    ExamOne (Quest Diagnostics)
    APPS American Para Professional Services
    Kelly Services
    CIA Health Screenings

    There were others, however I forgot to write them down. I mostly googled (and networked) for jobs like "paramedical exams", "wellness screening", "health screening", "corporate wellness", etc.

    Best of luck to you!
  9. by   JennypennyBsn
    Adio, I appreciate your positive attitude! Sometimes I hate getting on here b/c ppl are ao negative and seem to want to drag others down. Best of luck 2 u!
  10. by   adio
    Thanks! I try to stay positive. Some people on this site are great. Others not so much. Just like anywhere else online (or in the real world for that matter)! haha
  11. by   amsicle
    I have a question for adio. I was wondering why you work at a clinic now instead of for these other companies as a health screener? I have worked at a hospital for 2 1/2 years and don't like it. I've been looking into doing these health screenings. It seems flexible and fun to me. I don't care if I lose my skills and I don't need to make as much money as I do at the hospital. Was there just not enough work for you? I was just wondering if you don't mind answering. Also, do you like working at the clinic? How did you go about getting that kind of job. Thanks.
  12. by   adio
    Amber, I wanted a full-time job that would allow me to use more of my skills as well as allow me more time with patients, getting to know them. I enjoyed the traveling (when my car was still running well), getting to meet all kinds of new people, staying in hotels, etc. But it wasn't as fulfilling as developing lasting relationships with my patients. The flexibility also meant that the work was not steady. There were a certain number of slots to be filled for each event and if there were 10 other people wanting to work for 5 slots, well...if you weren't right on top of it, you were out of luck. Many events are seasonal as well.

    In the end, I needed a more stable job with benefits and one providing me with better experience for the future. I wasn't able to live independently with just prn jobs. If that's not a concern for you, go for it! It's pretty nice being able to stay in a nice hotel, get a meal allowance (many times generous), and meet new people in a fast paced, but relatively stress-free, environment.

    I love working at a clinic. I don't ever want to work in a hospital, at least not on a floor as a "staff nurse". As a diabetes educator, sure, but not beyond that. I have learned so much and am continuing to learn. My "typical" nursing skills don't get used, but my critical thinking is developing at a high level. The patients we see are complicated and often have many other problems besides diabetes. It's my job to educate them, guide them, and support them to improve their health. We are a team in the clinic, so I work closely with our providers and give my recommendations/suggestions for the patient's medical management as well (obviously I don't have the final decision as an RN).

    I found the job by searching online like and by searching for clinics with websites. Many hospitals also have a clinic network. Smaller clinics are more likely to post their jobs on sites like monster, careerbuilder, indeed, simply hired, etc. Plus local newspapers. If you have any other questions, I'm more than happy to answer them.
  13. by   amsicle
    Thanks so much for answering. I appreciate your input. I've been applying for some of the companies that you put on a previous post in this thread. I'm going to try it out and see if enjoy the health screenings. Thanks again!
  14. by   MommaJewelz
    I'm interested in this as well. The initial post is pretty old now, wondering what you've come across since your last post. I've got 9+ yrs experience in the hospital and ready to move into preventative care, wellness, etc. Going to go through your list! Thanks and best wishes to you!