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  1. beeker

    New grad - Worcester, MA

    maybe search in the state specific forum?
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    Recovering nurse considering next career step

    Not what you asked, but we used to hire a lot of recovering nurses in dialysis. No narcs there at all, so recovery was a non issue. Problem is not everyone likes working in dialysis. They say you know pretty quick if you love it or hate it. Its a good place for people who are very type A, very organized, like routine.
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    MSN Informatics program recommendations...

    I don't feel the WGU Informatics degree covered anything pertinent to actually working in the field. I enjoyed some of the classes but wish I had chosen a school that had more of a career goal at the end. Its a new degree and they haven't worked out all the kinks yet.
  4. beeker

    Career Crossroads

    Got to keep looking Something will pan out. The 5 day a week job sucks. The prn still hasn't been posted, still in process.
  5. What advice could you offer for tailoring my resume to get a foot in the door? I am a clinical nurse with a degree in informatics, but I have no experience and would love to get a start. I have been a superuser for 2 different EMR changes. Anything I can do outside of work to boost my resume or gain experience? My workplace does not really allow us to be on committees or the like because we are always short staffed.
  6. beeker

    Bad Interview - Should I withdraw?

    Do not withdraw. Ride it out and see how it goes. If they do offer, you may feel differently. If not you can always decline the offer.
  7. beeker

    Nursing and childcare poll

    I think a lot of us have similar struggles. We were discussing childcare issues at work as our facility had a major change. The hospital offered an in-house daycare for many years, opened at 630am and closed at 730pm. It was used by a lot of 12 hour people. They abruptly closed it down with 3 weeks notice which left a lot of people scrambling. A new daycare in the area has extended its hours and almost doubled in size to accommodate nurses/CNAs/ 12 hour shifters. The cost is double what the in house one charged, but people are willing to pay for safe care. On night shift, a lot of single moms pay overnight sitters to stay with their kids or family or spouse is home. A lot of dayshifters have 2 working parent households, and the spouse bears the brunt of getting everyone up dressed and off to school. Does the 12 hour shift burden your spouse? How do you handle child care? For school aged children, who drops off and picks up? Did you ever have to change jobs or shifts to acccomodate childcare/school hours? Does your spouse or another family member handle the drop off pick ups? i know most places don't offer in house daycare, so just curious how others make arrangements. Not everyone has family nearby.
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    I was to,d 10-12 weeks from when the check gets cashed for regular license. I am also wondering when the temp license will come through.
  9. beeker

    What is it like to work from home? Telephonic CM

    Are any of you still working in this area?
  10. beeker

    Anyone work for Anthem?

    Or any other work from home RN position? Do you like it? Any advice for landing this type of position?
  11. beeker

    Pre-op interview advice and possible questions

    You need to be good at IV starts, and good at listening to surgeons shout at you to hurry up. Patients are very anxious on the day or surgery so it helps if you are a talker and good at helping people relax.
  12. beeker

    Have you been through an Epic Go Live?

    Thank you for responding! Anyone know how far in advance a Trainer should be trained before Go Live? I appreciate all of your input. I have some very strong red flags popping up in my brain. My current employer has asked me to be a trainer for epic and I have never laid eyes on it. I am good with technology and a superuser on our current emr, but the "go live" is in September and they expect us to start teaching peers in June. I still would have to give my 1 month notice before I could start. I am obviously concerned that I can not get up to speed in time or "expert" enough to teach. How am I to teach what I do not know yet? They will certify us, but not until after go live, because they don't have time now. I am concerned that my facility has left all of this to the last minute and someone will end up blamed if it doesn't go well. I would love the opportunity to try something new, but feel like this might be getting set up to fail. OUr last "Go Live" was a total disaster, a bunch of IT people got fired, and now less than 2 years later we seem to be making the same mistakes all over again.
  13. How was it? Do you like Epic? Anyone work for the epic training team?
  14. My hospital is changing to Epic and looking to fill some training positions. I was just offered the position but it came with a 3 year contract that was not mentioned at all throughout the process. It has a huge repayment clause if you leave early. Wondering what other hospitals offer as far as contracts and length on contractual obligation>
  15. beeker

    days off- a rant

    Stop responding at all. Eventually they will get the pciture. Ignore ignore ignore. They will move on to someone else to harass.
  16. I am hoping to start in November, wondering if anyone else is in the same boat.

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