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VA CBOC RNs?

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by klea klea (Member) Member

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Hello fellow VA RNs!

I'm currently in acute care, but have an opportunity to transfer to a CBOC. The hours are great, and I hear it's less intense (physically) that acute care--no pt turning, lifting, code blues, code browns etc...

Problem is, I don't know anyone who works at a CBOC! So, I'm hoping RNs here who currently work or have recently worked at a VA CBOC can provide some information about what the job entails, and what your day looks like? What do RNs do?

I welcome all feedback!

Thanks so much!!

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featherzRN has 30 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Outpatient/Clinic, ClinDoc.

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I can help you there. :) Yes, it would be less physically demanding, but at least at our CBOC you can be just as busy as in an inpatient setting. As an RN you'd probably be a care manager. We do chronic disease management (seeing patients for DM, blood pressures,etc), patient teaching, the usual nursing stuff (shots/ekg/ear washes) and TRIAGE. Lots and lots and lots of triage. Both on the phone and walk-in. Expect to be on the phone a lot and be prepared for pretty much anything on the other end of that phone and/or walking in to the clinic. :)

Feel free to PM if you need more info!

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Hi can you provide more info on your day to day work flow and what kinds of shots your giving?

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