Remote positions with a baby?

Updated | Posted
by Nrslna (New) New Nurse

any-nurse-jobs-offer-flexibility-baby.jpg.9b4e4ad91b8c4f4fb838a32860e04bc6.jpg

Any advice on best work at home/remote jobs that would allow flexibility with a baby? I have a 6 week old and am going to need to get back to work soon. All the day cares in my area are full.  I have in laws close by that would help but I do not think they would be 100% reliable for a normal full time schedule. Are there any jobs that would allow me to at least only have him with a sitter part time? I've been looking at underwriting/case management jobs. My backgrounds is mainly critical care but I have experience in a DON position over a clinic, case management, and charge nursing which was more of a unit manager role at that hospital.  I was doing travel ICU contracts over the last year before I had him. 

Thank you for any advice. Starting to feel desperate ? 

RNNPICU, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU. Has 16 years experience. 1,248 Posts

hard to say because even case management jobs based for a hospital are not remote work. Maybe try looking at insurance companies.

If you are on linked-in there are always job postings.

Been there,done that, ASN, RN

Has 33 years experience. 6,780 Posts

I held a remote position in utilization management for an insurance company. I had to sign an agreement  that I would not take care of my child during work hours.

Think about it, you can't be working and taking care of your child at the same time. Especially an infant. I did most of my work over the phone, did not even want my dog to bark. However, when I was consulting with my colleagues, it was obvious their  little one was around.

The answer to your question completely depends on the position you find. Some may be more flexible than others.

Good luck

Sue Damonas, BSN

Specializes in Cardiology, Oncology, Hospice,IV Therapy. Has 40 years experience. 229 Posts

I agree. You have to be focused on your work and will not be able to care for a baby at the same time.

Dani_Mila, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Subacute Rehab, Geriatrics, LTC, Psych, Hospice. Has 4 years experience. 370 Posts

Maybe look into insurance companies. They are normally hiring nurses for remote work.

RNperdiem, RN

Has 14 years experience. 4,495 Posts

Per diem work on your current site is another option if you can get by with less than full time hours. If the shift differential for weekends are good, you can work part or all of the weekend while your in laws or others watch the baby?

SmilingBluEyes

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 25 years experience. 20,933 Posts

If you are getting paid to work, you are expected to work. Some companies even track key strokes to ensure productivity. So no I don't think remote may be the best choice for you.

I worked per diem to get by when my kids were young. I worked around my husband's schedule.

A lot of folks think while working remote they can do other things. But I have learned from people I know who do it, this is simply not true. Productivity is a huge focus in remote positions.

Otherwise people would be getting paid to do whatever.

GinamarieRN928

Specializes in Medsurg, psych, educator. 1 Post

Some case management jobs would be doable also chart auditing. I did some utilization review case management for an insurance company when my kids were too young for school… I just made any calls I needed to make during nap time. It was a salaried position so as long as I was getting my work done they were happy. I about half my workload after the kids went to bed at night, got up super early before them for a few hours and got childcare pre scheduled for any meetings I needed to be at. Don’t give up it’s definitely possible 

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,677 Posts

What about an off-hours position like phone triage? Is your spouse available on weekends so you could look for a weekends-only role? I work from home and between quality and quantity metrics, there is very little wiggle room for childcare while working. 

greener22, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in PACU. Has 35 years experience. 30 Posts

The trouble I had when my kids were little was that day cares are not open after 630pm. I had to take 8 hour day jobs from 07-330 or 8-430. Lots of those jobs exist. I did have to get in the waitlist for the hospital day care but I took them to La Petite until then.

Nrslna

4 Posts

21 hours ago, GinamarieRN928 said:

Some case management jobs would be doable also chart auditing. I did some utilization review case management for an insurance company when my kids were too young for school… I just made any calls I needed to make during nap time. It was a salaried position so as long as I was getting my work done they were happy. I about half my workload after the kids went to bed at night, got up super early before them for a few hours and got childcare pre scheduled for any meetings I needed to be at. Don’t give up it’s definitely possible 

Thank you!I am looking into utilization review jobs now. I'm hoping to find a part time job or one  that would allow some flexibility where I could use a sitter part time.  I would hate to work at a hospital around my husband's schedule because then we would never have any family time. 

Edited by Nrslna

Nrslna

4 Posts

4 hours ago, greener22 said:

The trouble I had when my kids were little was that day cares are not open after 630pm. I had to take 8 hour day jobs from 07-330 or 8-430. Lots of those jobs exist. I did have to get in the waitlist for the hospital day care but I took them to La Petite until then.

I have went ahead and added my son to waitlists at the local day cares. So once a spot comes open this is a great idea.