What is the best advice for a home health nurse looking to transition to clinic/hospital setting?
Since you have worked with a lot of patients in the home with chronic medical issues, a MED/SURG unit for a year would be your best transition or even the ER. Good Luck!
It will be fast paced the hospital eats their young so be prepared
Doctors office would be fasted paced setting you may enjoy
One recommendation is for the home health nurse to get acquainted with new schedules that may not be as flexible as the home health role. The pace of work can be accelerated if working in a large active practice or hospital. Ask what the ratio is for nurse to patient to begin to visualize how the day- day may be. Also consider shadowing a nurse for 3-8 hrs on their busy days- this will give you a window in as well and will hopefully yield a smoother transition.
Best advice would be to avoid hospital but look for ambulatory position for better hours and no on-call.
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Start with the population you serve in home health (peds, hospice, geriatrics, etc.). It will help the employer know you already have experience and can help their population more. I'd recommend clinic over hospital, easier transition.
Much faster pace, less autonomy.
It is all about asking if you could follow someone for for a short time. Ask if you could have a preceptor for a few weeks.
I am trying to get into a doctor’s office, but haven’t had any luck.