Is there such a thing as a desk job for a RN (or a job that is light duty) with flexible scheduling? Acute care has burned me out and I have many health issues that make working three 12-hour shifts a week painful challenging. I still have two years left to become an APN - this is where acute care helps because my schedule is flexible and my supervisor works around my school schedule. I'm off work due to knee and arm surgery until April, and honestly, I dread going back to work on the floor. I've also had zero back pain (cervical and lumbar degenerative discs) since I've been off work on STD, which tells me that being on my feet for 12 hours and moving heavy patients are contributing to that problem. I can't work a full-time Monday through Friday job because of school so I feel my options are limited. Two years seems like a long time, so if any of you have some ideas, please share. Thanks.
Mar 21, '13
you can try weekend RN supervisor in skilled nursing home
Mar 22, '13
Try insurance companies maybe for part time telephonic case management or nurseline positions. United Healthcare is hiring, as well as Cigna and Aetna I believe. I'm not sure how flexible they are with their scheduling though.
Mar 22, '13
Per diem school nurse. It was alot of sitting and writing reports. Might workfor you? I need to be moving around and busy, so I got bored. The health assistant handled day to day stuff. Great gig, but made me crazy sitting all the time.