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Old 12-18-2010, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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I just moved here and was curious if doctors offices use RN's. Where I lived before, they only used LPN's (what I understand are LVN's in Texas). I will be job searching next month and would love to find an office, 8-5, weekends off type of position.
Thanks!
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:57 PM
 
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It's REALLY hard to find a position in an MD office (at least I've found). And the only RN (not LVN/tech position) they usually have is for phone triage calls. That doesn't mean you can't look around and give them your resume though!

Good luck.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Thanks! I understand why from a financial point of view that they don't hire RN's, but it's a little frustrating to have an advanced degree and be stuck in an under-staffed, long hours hospital position with weekends required. Oh well. Maybe I'll go work at Target
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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May want to try the Public Health arena. Or perhaps Planned parenthood clinics, or other such Public Health clinics? Or possibly find a Home Health position?
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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Have you considered becoming a school nurse? The schools which have nurses almost all hire only RN's. Many of them have told me how rewarding they feel their jobs are for them.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:01 AM
 
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Have you considered becoming a school nurse? The schools which have nurses almost all hire only RN's. Many of them have told me how rewarding they feel their jobs are for them.
Again, finding an open position for this is very difficult. Most school nurses stay put forever. If you can find a new school being built, you have a better chance.

I have been looking for a school nurse position for a long time. There just aren't any close to me.

Hopefully you can get lucky!
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:23 PM
 
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Most private MD offices don't seem to use RN's as much. You many want to look into the outpatient clinics at the larger healthcare systems. I have worked in a couple of offices in liver disease and kidney transplant and these were always 8-4:30 jobs with no weekends. Also if you live near Humble ISD they did have an opening for a school nurse position recently. I applied for it but had already accepted another position by the time they called me for an interview.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Thanks all. I would love to be a school nurse, but Texas only hires BSNs, I'm "only" an ADN. I worked home health for the past 7 years. Hubby says no more weekends, no more on-call. Public health is an option, and seems to be the only one right now. I've worked at a county health department before and really got bored doing STD screens and pregnancy Maybe I should just stay off a year and finish up my BSN. Hmmm...
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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I would seriously consider getting your BSN. A lot of hospitals and health care arenas are now hiring "just" BSNs.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Most doctor's offices can't afford to pay an RN what he/she would make at a hospital. Most of the hospitals are paying RNs well over $30 hourly. A doctor's office can get a LVN for $20 an hour, so that's who they hire.

Some of the nursing homes do M-F and weekend doubles, so if your husband is saying no weekends and no call, then that would be an option. It will not pay as well as a hospital...
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