westieluv

westieluv

Med/Surg, Tele, Dialysis, Hospice
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westieluv has 26 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Tele, Dialysis, Hospice.

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  1. Can't find a job! No job opportunities!

    I do phone triage for hospices/home health agencies all over the country and many of them employ LVNs, both in their inpatient units and out in the field.
  2. What's the shortest time you stayed at a job and why did you leave?

    I don't think that waiting two weeks would be doing anyone any favors. You have already made up your mind to leave so sticking around is just going to prolong your misery and your new employer needs to know this ASAP so that they can make other arran...
  3. What's the shortest time you stayed at a job and why did you leave?

    Three weeks in a sub-acute rehab facility that was woefully understaffed, under equipped, and just plain dangerous. I feared for my license. Is it just in my area, or are all of these beautiful new facilities with fireplaces, fieldstone exteriors, a...
  4. Very unhappy with Nursing after 5 years, burnt out. PLEASE HELP

    I agree with the others, before you accept a position with low nurse to patient ratios, ask a LOT of questions. I work in an inpatient hospice unit with eight beds, rarely all of which are filled, that always staffs two nurses no matter the patient c...
  5. I Just Can't Take It Anymore...Help!

    I think I have taken job hopping to a new level. I am an RN of 27 years who has had ten jobs in the past eight years, some for as briefly as a few months. Seriously. The longest I have stayed at any of them was 2.5 years and that was a job doing phon...
  6. Hospice car

    Honestly, hospice patients and families are usually pretty preoccupied and probably won't even notice what you're driving or care. The only thing I would caution you about is if you ever have to go into a bad neighborhood you may want to rethink dri...
  7. CHPN certification

    I just renewed my certification in 2016 and they specifically requested to know how long I've worked in hospice/palliative, how many hours I have worked in hospice/palliative in the past few years, if I'm still working in hospice/palliative, and cont...
  8. Looking for a new specialty

    I second hospice. I have been an RN for 27 years and I cannot tell you how burned out I was on acute care. The constant stress of worrying if that borderline critical care patient on the progessive unit was going to crash, having to deal with drug se...
  9. Different roles In hospice

    The previous posts are spot on. The only thing I would add is that in some cases, the RN case managers who have a team of patients that they see during the day also have to rotate taking call during the night and weekend hours, meaning that they may ...
  10. Hospice Nurses is my Wife getting lowballed

    I've worked for two different hospices and currently have a job where I have daily contact with several hospices. BEWARE any hospice job that is on call and salary. What they are telling your wife about not getting called out that often is nice, but ...
  11. I currently work from home doing telephone triage nursing but find that I am bored and lonely at home and feel the need to work around people again, even just a few days a week. I interviewed at a lovely hospice inpatient center today for a part-time...
  12. Advice for Career Job Hopper

    As someone who has worked in hospice for the past several years, BEWARE a salaried hospice RN job. I have never been a hospice case manager, always after hours, triage, or inpatient which were all paid hourly, but I know from seeing what my current s...
  13. Would You do This Commute?

    Actually, the working from home position aggravates my chronic pain issue a lot! I would not have ever thought that this would be the case, but sitting in a chair at a computer for nine hours straight and getting slammed with phone calls and having t...
  14. Would You do This Commute?

    Thanks for all of your helpful replies! I don't think I would have to take call with this job, it is an inpatient hospice unit within a hospital. However, I don't know that for sure so I would need to ask at the interview. I'm really on the fence h...
  15. Would You do This Commute?

    I sometimes wish, but my DH's job is here and we are closer to our families and generally pretty happy here so moving isn't an option right now. The same company offered me an interview for a job closer to where I live only working in the field as a...