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  1. Raefabian4

    Does your facility have 12 hour shifts or 8 hour shifts?

    I have interview at a LTC community with the position of 7am-7pm Monday-Wednesday-Friday, off every weekend, would love to know everyone's thoughts on that shift. Currently I work from home doing a sales position stuck in front of a desk 45 hours week. I work till 9pm every monday, tuesday 8-4, wednesday 10-6pm, thursday, 8-4 and friday 10-6pm and every other sunday 8am-1pm. will be taking a pay cut taking the 12 hour shift job but would love to have more time off. THOUGHTS??
  2. I just interviewed yesterday for a 12 hour every weekend 7pm-7:30 am Saturday and Sunday with a pay of $26/hr and you get paid for 36 hours every week with full benefits and I think I got the job, the ADON said she would have the recruiter start on my references and get back to me. With the position you get 4 paid weekends off a year or you can split them up as well. Currently, I work for a company doing sales not in nursing where I work from home with very set hours that I must be in front of the computer answering phones all day and I make $60k/yr ($30k is the base salary and the other $30k comes as long as I hit the sales quota)there are monthly and quarterly sales quotas that must be met as well as weekly phone time and can be quite stressful. The schedule is Monday, 8-12 and then 5-9 (split shift). Tuesday 8-4, Wednesday, 10-6 thursday 8-4 and friday 10-6 and every other sunday 8-1. 95% of the time I am working more than the hours listed and working about 45 hours week. Even though I work from home, I just feel I have no time at all to do anything. I have 2 kids, a 20 y/o and 11 y/o, happily married but I still have cleaning, errands, laundry, dinner etc to do and I feel like I don't have enough time in a day. I figured out if I work 1 extra day a week doing the 12 hour shifts, I will make what I make currently working from home. What would you do and why?
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    Health and Welless Co-ordinator

    I worked for two other assisted-living communities in the past as the director of nursing or health and wellness director whatever you want to call it. I had to do all the interviewing, hiring firing disciplinary actions schedules call offs, and I was on- call 24 hours a day seven days a week answering calls all night. Not to mention handling all the assessments, medical paperwork and even sales with doing tours. You name it, I did it and it was all part of the job. MOD rotation as well. That is why I have taken a break from management.
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    what position would you take?

    Thank you for your reply. I should also mention that the job I work from home, is not nursing, it is sales and there is a great deal of pressure with hitting sales quota, phone time and connected calls, I have been doing it a year now, the salary is actually $30k and the rest is commission as long as you hit quota. Also, I worked every weekend for over 9 years when my son and daughter were younger in LTC/Rehab. Also, this position is in their 10 bed hospice unit, it would be me and one CNA.
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    what position would you take?

    I just interviewed yesterday for a 12 hour every weekend 7pm-7:30 am Saturday and Sunday with a pay of $26/hr and you get paid for 36 hours every week with full benefits and I think I got the job, the ADON said she would have the recruiter start on my references and get back to me. With the position you get 4 paid weekends off a year or you can split them up as well. Currently, I work for a company where I work from home with very set hours that I must be in front of the computer answering phones and I make $60k/yr. The schedule is Monday, 8-12 and then 5-9 (split shift). Tuesday 8-4, Wednesday, 10-6 thursday 8-4 and friday 10-6 and every other sunday 8-1. 95% of the time I am working more than the hours listed and working about 45 hours week. Even though I work from home, I just feel I have no time at all to do anything. I have 2 kids, a 20 y/o and 11 y/o. I still have cleaning, errands, laundry, dinner etc to do and I feel like I don't have enough time in a day. I figured out if I work 1 extra day a week doing the 12 hour shifts, I will make what I make currently working from home. What would you do and why?
  6. Please forgive me if this sounds stupid, but I have been an LPN for 19 years in Pennsylvania and was thinking about going back for my RN, can you take all the general pre-req classes online through excelsior and then transfer to a community college and take all the nursing classes and clinical their? I would love to hear your thoughts? Thank you to everyone in advance, Alice, LPN
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    Resident Care Coordinator

    I have had 2 interviews already and am waiting as we speak for a phone call from the VP for my 3rd interview for the Resident Care Coordinator position in a PA ALF facility that has approximately 107 beds. I have worked as a Director of Wellness about 14 years ago and loved the job. I am beyond excited to start this challenge. I think you have to be a very organized, self-motivated person to be a good Director of an ALF and be willing to put time and effort into making a great staff and once you do that, you will be running a great facility! I was wondering what everyone else made salary wise and if they got bonuses and how much they were.
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    Questions?

    Hi Ladies, My name is Alice and I'm an LPN in PA and I started as a Clinical Assistant in October of 2011 at the local Vo-tech. I do all of the training for the nurse aide program at the clinical sites of hospitals and nursing homes. I love the job!! I will soon be picking up some extra hours at the vo-tech subbing for the school nurse. Anyway, now on to my questions. I know you have to have your RN BSN at be certified to be a school nurse in PA, however, I know that LPN's work at some local schools. Does it mean that an LPN can work (for example) at the elementary school as long as an RN BSN CSN works within the school district (let's say the high school) overseeing her? Also, if you started out subbing at a school, approximately how long did it take for you to get a full-time position? Do they usually offer a position to a sub or do they interview outside as well? Were you hired salary or hourly? In other words, do you get a check over the summer? I really want to pursue being a school nurse and have also applied at my kids school district to sub and they emailed me back stating someone would get back to me soon and in the meantime they would send me an application to complete. There are 7 elementary schools, 3 middles schools and 1 high school in our district so I am hoping that a position could open in the near future. Sorry for all the questions. I am just excited!! Alice, LPN
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    LPN pay rate for Lehigh Valley Physicians Group

    Hi Melissa, Thanks for asking. I have had nothing but "general" orientation so far. Tomorrow is my first day on the job at the practice. I am excited. I have to say that they really seem like a top notch organization. They really care about people. I'll keep you posted once I get to actually be doing my job. :)
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    need your support and prayers

    My Dad went into a state of delirium within about 3 days and was falling constantly. Took him to the hospital and we thought we were going to have to put him in a home. Here he had Lyme disease and as soon as he went on antibiotics, boom, he was back to normal again. I just thought I would share this in case this was something that was sudden. Have them test her for Lyme. Prayers are with you. Alice, LPN
  11. Raefabian4

    motrin for c section pain

    WOW, I am so sorry for your experience. To look at the positive side of things, I bet this will make you a better and more compassionate nurse being through this. I will tell you that both of my kids were a C-section and they are 9 years apart but the same dr. did the surgeries and they would NOT give me anything other than go home and take advil. I got nothing in the hospital for pain except tylenol with codeine and that was one pill and I was in for 1 day after the surgery. It totally sucked and I am a nurse as well and I worked at this same hospital and everything is about making sure the patient is comfortable and free of pain etc. but it wasn't for my case that is for sure. I always said that if I ever had another child (I'm not anymore) I was going to go to the dentist and complain about a toothache and get me some tylenol with codeine to have on stock for after I got out of the hospital from my c-section. LOL.
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    LTC/rehab facility: ?'s --LPN Scope of Practice

    I wish that they did checks on the insulin or did their narcotics checks. You wouldn't believe the other stuff I witnessed today: One LPN was eating her whole shift (candy and snacks on her med cart)--not washing hands (ever!)--even after taking blood sugars and administering insulin (w/out gloves). Other LPN's had snacks in the pockets of their scrubs and were munching their entire shift. All I could think was "Wow." I know they thought I was weird because I contacted supply and made them bring up 4 bottles of hand sanitizer, and I kept asking where the gloves were, so I could keep myself and my patients safe. Their bad behavior and poor hygiene isn't because they are an LPN, it is WHO they are as a person. As the RN in charge, talk to them nicely and in private and make them aware of the issues at hand. Also, make sure you bring up the fact that one of the pt's. lungs were not clear and to make sure that they are doing it properly. Sounds to me like you have some nurses with no initiative. Good Luck. BTW, when I worked in LTC, I ausculated lungs, did assessments, took MD orders, gave insulin and counted narcs with other LPN's and I am in PA. It's been a couple years though.
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    LPN pay rate for Lehigh Valley Physicians Group

    YEAH!!! You are going to love it here!!
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    LPN pay rate for Lehigh Valley Physicians Group

    Thank you for everything! I found out my payrate and it is not what I had hoped for but I really think it is because of the location. It is in Hamburg right near Cabela's. I start at $16.75/hr and the last time I got paid that was my very first nursing job in 1993. I keep telling myself that I do not have to work weekends or holidays and it has great health insurance I can buy for the family,. I am excited to start but my orientation is on July 20th for LVH and LVHPG orientation is on July 27th. Was there any other orientation that you know of?? What can I expect after those one day orientations?
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    Placement Test Question

    Thank you so much for your reply!!! I appreciate you sharing your experience with me! :)
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