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Work-at-Home Options for Nurses

Work-at-Home Options for Nurses

Linda Childers | Monster Contributing Writer

October 13, 2008

Medical Transcription

Another option for nurses seeking to work from home is medical transcription, an occupation the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will experience faster-than-average growth through 2014.

Transcriptionists transcribe recordings made by physicians and other health care professionals into medical reports, correspondence and other administrative material.

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Flexibility and the opportunity to set their own hours make medical transcription a viable career choice for nurses with young children or for those seeking a less-demanding job than traditional hospital work.

Community colleges and online providers, such as Career Step, Gatlin Education Services and Professional Career Development Institute, offer medical transcription courses. Prices may vary significantly.

“Nurses who work in the medical transcription field can either obtain assignments from medical transcription service providers such as MedQuist and Spheris or become independent contractors and market their skills to local doctors and medical groups,” says Chris Dunn, president of Career Step, whose nine- to 12-month, self-paced online course has qualified many nurses to work in the field.

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Because it can be challenging to build a client base starting out, Dunn says some nurses find it easier to obtain assignments through a transcription service. The American Association for Medical Transcription has more information about working in the field and starting a home-based business.

Compensation for medical transcriptionists varies. Some are paid by the hour or by the number of lines transcribed. Others receive an hourly base pay with incentives for extra production.

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    ssalaz

    over 2 years ago

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    I have been a nurse for 28 yrs. at the same hospital. I have surgery, er, icu, endoscopy, floor, and presently iv infusion experience. My daughter is an RN in San Antonio and works from home. I would love to do the same. I am currently located in Lubbock, Tx Please send me info at ssalazrn@sbcglobal.net thanks!
    also very computer literate. Learn programs fast.

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    jazjaz

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    I am an RN with experience in Spinal Cord (Neuro), Ortho, Cardiac, Stroke, Rehabilitation. End Stage Cancer, Oncology patient advocate. Guiding patient and family through the needs of patients final wishes and the ability of dying with dignity. My location is in Pittsburgh Pa. Searching for a work at home position. Please contact me at melissab125@hotmail.com

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    cwalk

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    RN familiar with McKesson home care program. Am semi retired folowing a career of 26 years, most recently as a Director of Clinical Services for a national home care co.. Excellent knowledge of Medicare and State specific guidelines and regulations. Wishing to work from home. residing in Mn.

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    Happydi

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I have been a nurse for 40 Years and after working for 8 years 11-7 in a Rehab Hospital I just stopped working now i would like to do non clinical work if it is possible. I will be 62 in 2013 and I plan to retire then. Please HELP.
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    lynnnurse

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I am an RN with Med/Surg. experience as well as pediatrics and geriatric experience. I have previous experience as a patient advocate in a Rehab./Nursing home setting. I also have years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist in a large hospital. In addition, I have a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management. I am a self-starter, am very literate and organized, with computer skills. I would like to have a stay-at-home position. My location is in Northeast Georgia. Please contact me at ATLHIKER@hotmail.com.

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    judy12347

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a LPN , I have a Associate degree in paralegal, legal nurse, I also have CORE training for Assisted Living. I have worked as a Director of Nursing in Assisted living In Florida Twice. I am licensed to work as a Administrator in Assisted Living . I was A Director of Medical Records for 14 years In Philadelphila, Pa. I have worked as a U.R. nurse and account's recievable for 10 years. I also was a guardian for many residents between 1991-2008. I can do almost anything . I am looking for home work part time . I have computer skills .Reach me Judeenwhiskers@aol.com

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    suernccm

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a Registered Nurse/Certified Case Manager who has been working as a field case manager in Workers Compensation for the past 9 years. I also have 12 years of internal case management experience in group health and hospital setting. Please contact me at suern@htc.net

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    jazywun

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a RN currently and I also have a LPN license. I worked as a LPN in NYC hospitals and home care agencies from 1987 until 2002, when i obtained by RN license. I am currently a Dialysis nurse and I also do visiting nursingl I have strong computer and typing skills which i obtained as a secretary prior to my nursing career. I am seeking a work at home position with any reputable company who needs a RN. Please contact: jazywun50@hotmail.com. Thank you.

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    lilymonster

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    RN, Certification in Case Management - almost 30 years in nursing, medical auditing, case management and utilization review. Interested in work from home/telecommuting position. Contact: lilymonster@embarqmail.com

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    cdlane01

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I am an LPN with 12 years experience ranging from Peds to OR to Family Practice and GYN. I also have a Bachelors in Business Administration. I am very interested in working form home. Please contact me at cambri@embarqmail.com. Thank you, Cambri

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    lindadeanrn

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a RN with 28 years experience. I am currently working as bed management/placement. I have 6 years case management experience. Contact me at linda.deanrn@yahoo.com.

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    trayse24

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I'm a BSN with 15 years experience. I've worked in several areas, nursing home, hospital, & most recently clinic for the last 8 yrs. In a Family Practice, Med/Peds clinic. Patient age ranges from birth up. Please contact me at trayse24@yahoo.com I would love to work from home thank you, tracy

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    Addisyn

    about 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a registerd nurse with 5 years experience med surg, geriatric, and float nursing with a previous 4 1/2 years as a LPN in geriatric and med surg nursing. I am very interested in working from home. I currently have a bachelor's degree in registered nursing. Please contact me at trezliltwk@bigskyhsd.com. Thanks Julie

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    jijejo

    about 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a registered nurse with 2 years med surg. and 4 years Dialysis experience. I am very interested in working from home. I have strong documentation and communication skills. Please contact me at Jocapo123@gmail.com Thank you for your consideration.

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    wcrn

    about 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a registered nurse of 19 years with the last 16 years in home health. I am seeking either an at home nursing job or advice line or non clinical nursing position. Contact me at wchhnurse@gmail.com

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