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NurseAnonymous_RN_BSN has 8 years experience .

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Hi everyone,

I wasn't sure where to post this, but I was looking into transitioning from working in a hospital to working remotely for an insurance company or another type of remote position. I do not have any experience in this. I've been applying for over a month and haven't had any responses. I've applied to positions such as utilization review, appeals, case management, and would be open to others. I am very detail oriented and actually think I would like chart review and working with data. I also enjoy educating patients and family members among other interests.

I am looking to make this transition mainly for health reasons, but also because my husband and I are moving and we haven't decided where we'll settle down yet. I am not one to change jobs frequently, but we moved half way across the country in 2018 and this is my second job since then. I have 8 years of nursing experience providing direct patient care. I've worked in ICU, Med/Surg, and GI. I also spent a few months in the OR at a sx center. Does anyone have any advice as to how to get my foot in the door? Also, I was wondering if anyone can recommend a legitimate place that reviews/edits nursing resumes? I am not sure if that is one of the issues, but regardless it could be improved. Resume writing is definitely not one of my strong points.

Thanks in advance. Hope you are all staying safe.

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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Just keep applying, and if you know someone with the particular company, use them as a reference. Unfortunately, you may have some trouble with getting a remote job right now, as everyone else is wanting to leave the bedside as well with CV-19. Good luck on your job search

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NurseAnonymous_RN_BSN has 8 years experience.

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Thank you. I will. Unfortunately, the only person I know that works for one has a home office that is in a state that I am not willing to move to. I've been wanting to do this since I moved in 2018. One of the lessons that I've learned recently is to not put things off.

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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If the company that the person that you know has remote options for other areas, go for it!

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NurseAnonymous_RN_BSN has 8 years experience.

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I would, but the home office is in NY and that's where we moved away from. We plan on moving closer since our family is there, but we'd still be too far for me to be available to get there when needed for work. Thank you for your encouragement though!

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Nurselexii specializes in Non judgmental advisor.

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7 hours ago, NurseAnonymous_RN_BSN said:

Hi everyone,

I wasn't sure where to post this, but I was looking into transitioning from working in a hospital to working remotely for an insurance company or another type of remote position. I do not have any experience in this. I've been applying for over a month and haven't had any responses. I've applied to positions such as utilization review, appeals, case management, and would be open to others. I am very detail oriented and actually think I would like chart review and working with data. I also enjoy educating patients and family members among other interests.

I am looking to make this transition mainly for health reasons, but also because my husband and I are moving and we haven't decided where we'll settle down yet. I am not one to change jobs frequently, but we moved half way across the country in 2018 and this is my second job since then. I have 8 years of nursing experience providing direct patient care. I've worked in ICU, Med/Surg, and GI. I also spent a few months in the OR at a sx center. Does anyone have any advice as to how to get my foot in the door? Also, I was wondering if anyone can recommend a legitimate place that reviews/edits nursing resumes? I am not sure if that is one of the issues, but regardless it could be improved. Resume writing is definitely not one of my strong points.

Thanks in advance. Hope you are all staying safe.

Have you tried clinical documentation specialist and coding? Its often called CDI, or CDIS, in this pandemic they really want those, because you are recording essentially what is happening in America right now, and clarifying the documentation for accuracy.

However, because you are brand new to cdi it will be tough to get a remote position, it is very specific in how you can formulate your queries (main part of your job) to send to providers

Most hospitals do part remote and part on site, so you will work remote 3 days and onsite two

When you get your experience then you can snag remote full time

the basic qualification for this job is to be an RN or a foreign trained physician they love if you have your CCS certification but you would have to be Cdi for a year minimum to sit the exam. CDI has been named one of the top 5 occupations in America to be in because of the work life balance it offers.

-there are some drawbacks that may make people adverse to this role, it is based on preformance there is a required amount of charts you need to review a day and a reauired amount of queries you need to review a day, if you aren’t meeting it consistently, you may not be working much longer.

-if you are remote some people cant stay on track and/or feel isolated

theres more but this is just an overview

a much easier remote job to obtain right away is triage nursing via telephone.

Your resume is fine I'm sure, non bedside job, non patient care jobs are very competitive ,

but keep applying, 🙂

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Nurselexii specializes in Non judgmental advisor.

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18 minutes ago, Nurselexii said:

Have you tried clinical documentation specialist and coding? Its often called CDI, or CDIS, in this pandemic they really want those, because you are recording essentially what is happening in America right now, and clarifying the documentation for accuracy.

However, because you are brand new to cdi it will be tough to get a remote position, it is very specific in how you can formulate your queries (main part of your job) to send to providers

Most hospitals do part remote and part on site, so you will work remote 3 days and onsite two

When you get your experience then you can snag remote full time

the basic qualification for this job is to be an RN or a foreign trained physician they love if you have your CCS certification but you would have to be Cdi for a year minimum to sit the exam. CDI has been named one of the top 5 occupations in America to be in because of the work life balance it offers.

-there are some drawbacks that may make people adverse to this role, it is based on preformance there is a required amount of charts you need to review a day and a required amount of queries you need to formulate a day, if you aren’t meeting it consistently, you may not be working much longer.(even if you have a pristine past record)

-if you are remote some people cant stay on track and/or feel isolated (this job is very good for introverts)

theres more but this is just an overview

a much easier remote job to obtain right away is triage nursing via telephone. (Lower salary)

Your resume is fine I'm sure, non bedside job, non patient care jobs are very competitive ,

but keep applying, 🙂

18 minutes ago, Nurselexii said:

I forgot to mention its a salaried job which also may be a catch for some who reap the benefits of holiday and night diffs, I also edited my original posts with more add ins

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NurseAnonymous_RN_BSN has 8 years experience.

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Thanks for all of the info! I will definitely look into this!

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