No Experience Necessary - page 3

I don't know about you, but I find perusing the job listings at my friendly local unemployment office to be quite entertaining. Where else could I find "opportunities" like working on an Alaskan... Read More

  1. by   Marisette
    Success is what makes us happy and at peace with ourselves. Sounds like you redefined success for yourself. It's no longer being head of the class, making the most money, or working until you drop. Perhaps now a slower pace, pursuing a passion, or making a difference in others lives without sacrificing you own is the success you want to pursue. I don't think it's too much to ask. A little time, patience and perseverance will take you there. I'm cheering for you.
  2. by   Havin' A Party!
    Like it, M!
  3. by   CrunchRN
    Insurance company review or case management. Not that difficult, occasionally intelectually stimulating, often tedious and repetitiive, easy physically and not stressful................................
  4. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from CrunchRN
    ... easy physically and not stressful...
    Would have to politely disagree, if you're addressing worker's comp type cases.

    Remember having to travel extensively... in heavy-duty traffic, and visiting neighborhoods that weren't familiar and appeared dangerous.

    Also, having to deal with malingerers and clients with dubious ethics... including inner-city clinics which were bilking the system.

    Further, we had strict deadlines for weekly report submittals.

    Enough stress there.
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    Good to know!

    Actually, I'm thinking about something sort of routine and not too stimulating, like flu shot clinics or giving injections at the county mental health department. I had this discussion this morning with my psychiatrist (who seems to fancy himself my job coach as well, and he's not half bad at it) and he thinks I need a job that's fairly structured, with set hours and days, and where I know pretty much what to expect from day to day.

    Clearly, the jobs where there are multiple distractions and the priorities are constantly shifting have been disastrous for me---Med/Surg and my recent assisted living DON position come to mind here---and I don't see myself being able to get through another one without shredding what's left of my sanity. So, it's either something really mundane, or I find myself a low-stress job of some kind outside of nursing entirely.

    My current employer asked me today to do some computer work a couple of days a week over the next month, while the nurse who usually does it is out of the country on a mission trip. Of course I said Yes---it's mostly follow-ups on new admissions to see if all the required paperwork has been done correctly, and to review the care plans to ensure that they're meeting the residents' needs. I'd MUCH rather stay where I am and do something useful like this than look elsewhere! Yep, I can do quality assurance and admissions till the cows come passing meds and scaring myself to death, no running the floor like a chicken with its head cut off.

    But I don't want to get ahead of myself here; the nurse who usually does this WILL be back in mid-October. It's like everything else: take it one day at a time and stop stressing over something I didn't ask for and cannot help. I haven't lost ALL my marbles, but there's definitely a hole in the bag, and I have to accept that no matter how much I hate it.
  6. by   CrunchRN
    Have a party-

    Workers comp is a category all it's own - LOL. Not referring to that mess at all.

    I meant working for a medicaid managed care or Blue Cross etc type of insurance nurse job.
  7. by   LPN2BSNRN
    Hey, I work for insurance comapny and it is no piece of cake. Supervisor always harping on metrics, can't get the clinicals needed, contant calls from physicians, ancillary providers, having to tell members that something is denied. Cases must be done within a specific turn around time. Calls are recorded..

    One thing.. if the account you get hired for doesn't get renewed, then if you don't get a position on another account, you are out of a job. I am dealing with that situation now.. Client did not renew contract for 2014, so a lot of ppl are going to be out of a job in Jan. 2014 and it is a major insurance company.. So really think about it before you get into it.