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labornurse123

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    Remote Nursing Job Advice

    I’ve only been doing it for about 4 months, but I still love it. Some of the other nurses I trained with seem to be a little stressed, but I think it all comes down to how your brain is wired - it’s the perfect job for me and the way my brain works. For others, they may not like it as much. It genuinely interests me, so it is easy for me to be productive, hit my “numbers,” and focus (I’ve never had a job that actually kept my attention before). If you don’t like what you’re doing, you will perceive more stress. So overall, very little stress for me and WAY less stress than my bedside and Telehealth jobs.
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    Remote Nursing Job Advice

    It depends on where you live. When I lived on the east coast, I was only making about $57k as a floor nurse. In California, I was making about $93k as a floor nurse. The job I’m at now starts at $80-90k, independent of where you live. The pay cut to have a work/life balance was well worth it.
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    Remote Nursing Job Advice

    Just to give an update to anyone who might be following this thread - I actually started a job in June that I would consider to be my “dream job!” I started applying on LinkedIn and found a medical/life insurance company that was hiring a cohort of RN’s for remote positions, and I got hired. I love it! I am basically using my nursing background/skills and knowledge to look through client’s medical records, pharmacological hx, financial hx, driving record, etc and determining whether or not to approve or deny them for life insurance, and what their premium will be if I approve them. My team of managers and coworkers are great, it is 100% remote, and my hours are not super strict in terms of logging on/logging off for the day - I just have to ensure that I am being productive and getting roughly 8 hours of work done in a day. I can take lunch when I want and am not micromanaged at all. I also am more of an introvert and like that I don’t have to talk to people all day. Occasionally I might have to make a call to an agent to let them know why their client has been declined, but for the most part, I can just put music on and do my work. I can travel when I want, as long as I bring my laptop and monitor and have secure wifi. Overall it is great. I really couldn’t be happier and would encourage nurses who have similar personality types to me to look into life insurance underwriting in the future! I also want to add that I only had 2.5 years of nursing/work experience when I was hired.
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    Remote Nursing Job Advice

    Hi fellow nurses! I have recently started a remote/work from home job doing Telehealth nurse navigaton, which is basically just a call center and I am on the phone with patients all day. I am very micromanaged and have Aux codes to use even for when I go to the bathroom. Needless to say, it is exhausting. I do not want to be client facing anymore and would prefer a work environment where I am given “X” amount of work to be done in a day or week’s time and I can work on things how I see fit (eg grind out 8 hours of work in 5 hours or work a 12 hour day on Thursday so that I can leave early on Friday etc). Does anyone have any insight as to what kinds of remote/work from home nursing jobs allow for that kind of autonomy? I was looking into things like prior authorization nursing for insurance companies or nursing informatics, but I am not sure. Any insight or information would be helpful! Thank you 🙂
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    Remote Nursing Jobs in California

    Hi All! I am currently a registered nurse in California with 2 years of experience - one year in neurotelemetry and one year in labor & delivery. I am already getting burnt out from the stress of being on the floor coupled with the deteriorating effects of night shift on my body. Because of this, I have started looking into remote/work from home nursing jobs that would allow for a normal 9-5ish schedule such as utilization review, case management, medical underwriting, nursing informatics, etc.. I was wondering if anyone has further insight into these types of positions (stress factor, salary, hiring requirements) or if anyone would know of any companies currently hiring or of any open positions for a nurse in CA with a little over 2 years of experience. Any advice or leads would be super helpful and appreciated! Thanks in advance :)
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    L&D/LDRP in San Diego

    Hey everyone! Just wanted to give an update. So I decided to expand my search beyond just San Diego and ended up landing three interviews - one in LA, one in Irvine, and one in San Diego (the San Diego one was due to the help of a fellow allnurses friend who told me her unit was hiring and helped me land an interview). Unfortunately, I didn’t land the LDRP job in San Diego. However, I ended up getting an offer from the LDRP unit in Irvine and the L&D unit in LA. I decided to take the position in Irvine on the LDRP unit and couldn’t be happier! I should start sometime mid-October and am looking to move to either Huntington Beach or Newport Beach. Both would be about a 20-30 minute drive to work. I guess my advice from the last three months of applying for jobs in San Diego would be to open your search up a little bit and don’t get too hyper-focused on one city. You never know where the Universe is leading you and where you are actually meant to be! Thinking of moving to HB or NB now actually resonates with me a lot more than SD does, and I would have never thought about those two cities before. As soon as I opened up my search to different cities in southern Cal, I landed three interviews in a week. Also, look into applying to smaller hospitals that may not be as well known. I still don’t have my Fetal Monitoring Certificate and and will only have a year of LDRP experience come October, but I definitely think having that certificate and more experience would have made me more competitive. All in all, I am happy with the outcome. Good luck to everyone else out there who is struggling to find an L&D job in southern Cal! Keep applying, make as many connections as you can, and keep working towards those certifications! P.S. If you are out of state like me, make sure you apply for your CA license ASAP! I applied for mine mid-May and it will be here at the end of October. I wish I had applied sooner because it can take 3+ months to process.
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    L&D/LDRP in San Diego

    Thanks for your response! I am going to try to get my AWHONN Intermediate FHM certificate in the meantime.
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    L&D/LDRP in San Diego

    Hi All! I am an LDRP nurse currently practicing on the east coast, but am planning to move to San Diego in mid-August of this year (2020). I have almost two years of nursing experience and about 9 months of LDRP experience. I have been incessantly applying to L&D and LDRP jobs out in San Diego for the last two months and have not heard a thing back. I finally called HR at one of the main hospitals out there today and was told that, not only are these positions highly coveted, but they sometimes receive 100 applicants for one open position. She also said that they have had people apply for years before they get a job in this field. This has made me very discouraged and I am hoping that some of you might be able to give me personal insight regarding the Labor & Delivery job market out in San Diego and my actual chances of landing a job before the end of the Summer. I don't know anyone out there, so having a "connection" is not on the table for me, at the moment. Any tips for me as I continue to apply would be appreciated, as well. Thank you in advance!