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Hello all you nurses

I hope everyone is doing OK.

I am here to ask for help with information.

I have a Texas single state license on probation. I recently found out I am allowed to work in TeleHealth. (I thought that would be the last thing the Board would have allowed.) However yes Texas allows TeleHealth on probation just FYI.

My was searching online and read where it was nearly impossible for a new graduate or a nurse without years of experience to get hired in Telehealth.

I also tried finding information about residency requirements and I think you have to have the license in the state where the Telehealth takes place.

My question is how can I possibly try to make this happen. I can go from nothing to a great life I think possibly even on a beach. If I could find one that would allow me to lay in a Hotel Bed and be on the go it would be great. I always wanted to have that remote job in Coffee Shops and malls and airports and I think I would feel so important and very essential. 

I have a new account so I cannot private message.

Yes yes I know dreaded probation however I was able to find 2 different employers in Texas and yes I made a few mistakes however I am 1/2 completed with probation. After my first day on my next job I will be able to say I have less then 1 year remaining. 

Can anyone share any information with me?

Thanks 

Nursing in #1

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership.
luckyLVNmoon said:

My question is how can I possibly try to make this happen. I can go from nothing to a great life I think possibly even on a beach. If I could find one that would allow me to lay in a Hotel Bed and be on the go it would be great. I always wanted to have that remote job in Coffee Shops and malls and airports and I think I would feel so important and very essential.

I think we would all love if we could do that. That's a hard job to come by, even with an unencumbered license and years of nursing experience.

If I am interpreting your username correctly, you are an LVN? If so, I've never heard of any organization hiring an LVN in Telehealth, just RNs.

What did you do so that you're on probation?

Specializes in ICU,CCU,Med/Surg,LTC.

I work from home doing telehealth. Texas is a compact state and at the very least you would probably need a compact license unless the state you would be providing services for is Texas. I don't believe getting a compact license is possible if your current license is on probation. 

I understand that there are remote nursing positions that are more flexible with time/family/location commitments, but most require you to adhere to a set schedule and actually have a home office.

Honestly, I'd love to work from bed using my laptop and never have to talk with anyone, but that is not the nature of my job.

Thanks for the replies. Can I ask you some questions? (Yes they have LVNs in telehealth. The do triage and case management utilization.)

 

I want to do this. I want to do it on my phone. Do you know if they have any options for traveling with Telehealth. Surely they do not expect to keep the nurse tied into one location. 

 

I wanted to ask what if you need or want to move across the country.  Can you take work on the go. 

 

I think this would be a great job.

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership.

Every organization is different. But yes, many organizations allow you to be employed with them from another state. You must have a nursing license in the state where the organization is located and/or where the patients are located. So if you're providing telehealth services to patients in Wisconsin, you need to have a Wisconsin nursing license (or have a multi-state compact license). 
 

Like I said earlier, many other nurses agree with you, therefore these are high demand jobs. 
 

Also, I literally JUST took the Texas BON nursing jurisprudence exam, and at least in Texas, LVNs cannot provide telehealth triage. 

Specializes in ICU,CCU,Med/Surg,LTC.

A lot of it depends on licensure and what states you will be providing telehealth services to. If you have a compact license then you can provide services to compact states. If you would need to provide services to persons in a non-compact state then you would need to gain licensure in that state.

As far as traveling- I do telephone triage. I am required to have a home office which to work from. I have to take vacation time like any other job if I want to take a vacation. 

I have a nurse friend who does utilization management from home and she also must maintain a home office. She has to be logged in and working during her scheduled shift times. She does not spend a lot of time on the phone with patients, etc but she must tend to faxes and other office type needs in a timely matter and has a quota she must meet daily. She also has to take vacation time for vacations/traveling.

I'm not saying you can't have what you want but most telehealth positions are not that flexible. Keep looking!

OK so a stationary point. A beach villa or a secluded mountain top view. That is very fancy and convenient. I can see why its sought after.  Hey but I was also thinking... Jets. The airlines travel so quickly. I think I could easily live in florida and work in Texas on the weekend double. You could Jetty anywhere for the rest of the week. This career has everything and is so perfect.

I forgot to ask. Can you make a telehealth setting like rent a medical building office and work from it. Most say home remote but I wondered also. Thanks for the replies

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