I attended the teleconference about going back to work, resumes, legal issues and such two weeks ago.
I am meeting with my employer now to decide what open position could be a good fit for me. Because of my lack of immunity after a stem cell transplant, I cannot return as an RN in the Special Care Nursery. This is the hospital's policy, not my physician restriction. They are concerned about me exposing disease to the infants. I am concerned about that too, but I want to stay healthy. This poses several questions:
- Because my whole career has been within the Maternal/Child spectrum, how to "sell" myself as a good candidate for other positions?
- If no suitable position is available and I lose my job entirely, what happens to my LTD (my doctor says I can work)?
- Will I need to settle for any job, even those outside my career field of Nursing?
I have a Diploma in Nursing and it would be difficult for me to obtain employment as a RN in a hospital without a bachelor's degree now and in the future. What are my options? How do you find non-traditional nursing job opportunities?
Thanks for your help.