I saw it in the paper. A position for a "MDS"Coordinator. Just wanted to know what that is...
I'm applying for either a nursing support job, whether on the floor as a CNA or as a Registration Specialist. My Resume is complete, I just cannot for the life of me think of a "flashy" go getter objective statement! HELP PLEASE!!!
I want to be a nurse. Everyone keeps telling me to be an RN because thats where the money is.... But exactly is the.dofference between Rn and an Lpn? I know in some mwdical settings an RN is over the Lpns right?
About 3 three years ago I got put into TPAPN, I failed a UA with Ultram....it wasn't even on the list but becasue I didn't report it, I failed it. In the meantime I've had to go through hoops to get my License back,which I did. Now I have to be monitored for 3 years by the board. Anybody with the same background with any luck?
Work in a doctor's office instead. I am having trouble finding a job because I don't have the skills,ex: veniputure, EKG ecc.. I am 52 and don't want to be a RN. Should I switch to Medical Assistant? I know the pay is lower, but I can't do the stress of a nursing home any longer. HELP!!
I like my job and what I do, although what recently happened to me has made me think otherwise. I work in a home and one of the residents got angry with me and began to physically attack me. I didn't get punched or anything, but several items were flung at me and I'm still shaken by the event. I understand that people with mental illnesses don't always understand how to properly express their feelings, and there's a reason why this one has to live in a home, but I think there should be *some* sort of accountability. This resident doesn't have a behavior plan and I talked to my supervisor about what we could do to help the situation. He said that things like this are going to happen, and he's not making a behavior plan for her because she'll never change.
I don't want this to happen again but I know it will, and it could be more serious to the point where I could get really hurt. What should I do? Without a degree, there aren't many jobs out there in this field.
Just to let everyone know, I did NOT provoke the resident in any way. My supervisor decided that he didn't want her to go somewhere and told me to tell the resident. When I told her, she got upset and began to attack me.
Like I said before, I understand that there is a reason why she is living in a home, but I think she needs to have some sort of plan in place to help work through these situations. The supervisor thinks that I should just deal with it--- which I am, but I'm lucky I didn't get any bruises or anything because then my fiance would make me quit.
I've looked for other jobs but unless you have a degree, you can't get anything better. I've also looked for daycare jobs, but you need to be there monday through friday at set times, and if I ever want to finish college, that won't work. I just need some ideas on new jobs and other ways to approach this with my supervisor.
About three weeks ago, not working Wed. I stayed at home & rested. Same on Thurs. falling asleep about 515 PM. I awoke at 7 pm, thinking it was 7 am. Got dressed, got in car and headed to a high school where I was supposed to serve as a substitute on Fri. AM. Stopped at clinic along the way. It was closed. Something seemed strange. Arrived at high school parking lot around 7:45 pm.. Very few cars in parking lot. School not open. Confused why there were no cars there. Caretaker and and adjunct teacher came by. Convinced me it was almost 8 pm. So, drove home. On arrival phone was ringing. School secy was calling to see if I got home okay. I am a good driver.
At 0315, concerned about medical over dosage called pharmacy. Pharmacy said I might have poisoned myself. Called MD's office. Soon after, the answering service called and told me to go to hospital ER room. Drove there quickly. Entered and met a nurse. She got help and escorted me to a exam room. Took my vitals. Then took blood. I am on coumadin among other MDS. Physician assistant on call handling ER room examined me, checked vitals watched me walk. Told him I was ready to teach. Around 0630 when released, stopped off for breakfast & went to school to teach.
Lots of subs and substitute coordinator busy. I couldn't get to talk to her and thinking nothing of it,
went to breakfast, taught my classes and returned home after school. The physician asst. in ER told me to stay home Sat & Sun bec.. my coumadin level would get high and he didn't want any bleeding via fall. On Mon, drove an hour to a middle school and taught all day. No big deal. Felt fine.
Tues. returned and was covering for another teacher. Around 1215 I checked the substitute job board to see if there was any work for me. Found I couldn't enter the system. The school secy did same thing: same results. Called the Bd.of Ed. Substitute Coordinator. She said a letter had been
received from the principal, obviously negative and that I was permanently terminated as a sub.
Stayed at home shocked. Saw my internist the following Tues. He opened the Principal's letter and read that because of my confusion the previous evening, it was the impression that something was wrong. He wrote I was banned from teaching in the school because (supposedly) high school students were hard to teach. False. Middle schools = harder but I've taught a long time..
Initial reaction of Internist was that the principal was full of beans. No one could tell my condition due to confusion the night before when I had thought eve was Morning. Internist ordered some tests. A few days later,internist told me my ammonia level was higher than normal. Gave me a standard RX
liquid to take every 12 hrs. Had a test (possibly) MRI of my abdomen on Tues. aft.(two days ago). Ammonia blood test wasn't drawn properly so had it drawn again. Am seeing internist tomorrow after one more test.
My psych today said high ammonia level could have caused confusion that night. Never had this happen before. Went more than a week before internist's blood test showed high ammonia level.
Could this one incident have been caused by high ammonia level? Will see internist Thurs.5/26 aft. after another med. test/
Could the ammonia level have caused the confusion incident?
Than you. Alan D.Kardoff, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org, 321-24-1117
I am a college graduate with a BS in Psychology and minors in Classics, Biology, and Chemistry. I have taken all the Medical School pre-reqs. I have a 3.69 GPA. I have spent the past 2 years working to pay off student loans. My highest MCAT score was 24Q. I have 40 hours of volunteer service at the local NICU.
I understand that I will have to take the MCAT again, however I have run into difficulty in 3 areas: my science GPA is between 3.4-3.5, I don't have a lot of volunteer hours, and my letters of rec are weak and old.
At this point I am looking for any advise on what steps I should take next. I have throught about getting a Masters degree in Biochemistry which would give me time to get to know more professors for my Letters, improve my GPA, study for the MCAT, and get in some research/volunteer opportunities. I have been told that the Masters degree will not improve my application alone so it has also been suggested to just get a job in the health care industry and take the MCAT again. My father wants me to do the latter or enter the peach corp.
My question would be, based on the background I have provided what would be the best "next step" for me to take? Obviously I am biased towards going to Grad school, but I am looking for any positive suggestions that do not need to be limited to the 2 or 3 I provided in the paragraph above.
Thank you in advance for the advice.