JRT1

JRT1 MSN, RN

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JRT1 has 15 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Leadership.

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  1. Spanish speaking patient phone calls

    I didn’t say predominantly anywhere in my post. We have a large population of Spanish speaking adults who are first generation immigrants so the vast majority do not have any sort of degree or skill set to work in the clinics. We have some great comm...
  2. Does anyone have a call tree or process for when Spanish speaking (or I guess any other language other than English) calls your clinic? We don't currently have any Spanish options on our phone tree but have a pretty substantial population of Spanish...
  3. MA for a boss?

    yeah.... that sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Its not uncommon for non-RNs to be supervisors in a outpatient setting. In fact more often than not they are not RNs. However, these MAs have been working outside their scope of practice most ...
  4. Coping with death and bad outcomes

    This is tough. I moved away from Inpatient pediatrics but not for this reason. I didn't have kids when I was working PICU and Peds Onc. It was hard then even without my own kids. Now that I have my own kids I don't know that I could do it every d...
  5. Nurse Managers - moving from 8 hour to 10 hour shifts

    I actually worked at a facility that allowed the Nurse manager to work 4 "shifts" It was actually very successful. The way we did it is one day a week you were able to work from home and have your assistant manager cover on the day you were out to ...
  6. NE-BC

    I took the exam back in 2015...my recert is this coming year. It was a challenging exam. There are so many things that you can't possibly just know. Definitely study a lot. I bought a couple of practice question books and read through the books a...
  7. It sounds like you are an awesome nurse and employee! As far as maintaining 2 jobs I don't think that is really doable if you are in a management role unless the role is very much shift work and non-salaried where you aren't taking phone calls outs...
  8. RNs being phased out of urgent care?

    Reread my first sentence.
  9. RNs being phased out of urgent care?

    Depends on the organization. We hire RNs, LPNs, CMAs and CCMAs. They all have the same job function and for many RNs this isn't fulfilling enough. The pay is better for the hospital and you have more autonomy. The hours aren't that much better typ...
  10. PHQ9 Survey

    What are pediatric offices doing regarding the PHQ9 behavioral health screening? Many insurances are not paying for it and it is administered during well visits at times so they get a bill. Providers really want them to complete it as part of their...
  11. I put my foot in my mouth.

    I think we have all had these moments haha. I think its challenging when going to different organizations in leadership roles. I have done this 3 times now. Went from being in a manager role to a director role at a new organization and then to a m...
  12. Recert for CPN

    I was in a pinch to finish up my CE requirement last year as well. I purchased the unlimited CE package from nurse.com. There were a lot of pediatric options and actually found some interesting ones that I wouldn't have found myself. They were all...
  13. Old dog new tricks?

    Congratulations! Pediatrics can be very rewarding. Also, don't discount your skills! Its true that kids aren't just small adults BUT many of the skills that you have acquired over the last 14 years will be very applicable. In fact I bet you can s...
  14. Adult Oncology to Pediatrics

    I have managed a few pediatric units and I always like hiring adult med/surg nurses. Unfortunately (or fortunately) you don't get to practice a lot of variety in nursing skills in the pediatric environment. I don't mean that in a negative way at al...
  15. MSN Leadership - Is it worth it?

    I agree with several of the other posters. MSN in leadership being "worth it" really depends on your career goals. I wouldn't let age, money or time stop you if you really want to be in leadership and advance. 40...you still have a long career ahe...