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Guys, What do you know about PSA Healthcare for new graduates? Please tell me the positives and the negatives. I have an interview with them in Florida and I do not know what to think. A staff... Read More

  1. Visit  DaddysLilRN2b profile page
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    Always trust your instints.
    As far as housekeeping, keep in mind that you (nurses) do have the responsibility of keeping the patient's area tidy. I would always make sure that the patients area is clean, but I am not vacumming or anything like that. If I drop something I would pick it up.
    As I said before dont settle.
  2. Visit  goodstudentnowRN profile page
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    I do not have a problem with keeping the patient's area clean but I will not wash plates and wipe the floor of the kitchen as she asked. Hell no! I will bathe my patient in a clean bathroom and keep the bedroom in order but I will not dust windows and change curtains. I did not apply for a housekeeping job. I believe that agency tries to let nurses do extra things for the money. They can shove that job where no sun shines as far as I am concerned. I just got good news about a job...God is good all the time.
  3. Visit  NJFek profile page
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    Wow... I just put an application in at PSA in Jacksonville, FL. I would really not be thrilled to do housekeeping but as another poster said, I would keep the patient's area clean. My only other option is to work in a nursing home that wants new grads to have a three day orientation and go on the floor alone with 30 patients and 2 cnas to supervise. The PSA website says there are 24/7 support systems for the nurses, I can only hope that is true at this point. The way it stands now, I'd rather do laundry than have responsibility for 30 patients! Although that view might change if what everyone is saying here is true. No good options here it looks like.
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  4. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    Yep, housekeeping for one needy family, or a nuthouse floor of 30 or more. Of course, the third option is sitting on your behind at home, but we know how many bills that pays.
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  5. Visit  EVIERN profile page
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    I'd much rather take care of one patient and do a little housework than have 5+ patients at a hospital with little to no breaks. Seems less stressful for a new grad. Just my two cents. Take the experience. It's better than sitting on your behind at home or getting overworked at a hospital.
  6. Visit  asopko profile page
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    i work at the corporate office of psa healthcare. i know these posts are outdated, but we have changed our leadership, both in multiple locations and at a corporate level. we have worked incredibly hard to focus on quality of care and we can't do that without our wonderful nurses. that being said, if any of you are still having experiences like this when interviewing or working at psa, i want to know about it because it is not in the scope of what you should be doing as a home healthcare professional. please private message me, reply back to this comment or contact me via our company website if you encounter any of these issues at a location.
  7. Visit  asopko profile page
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    someone did send me a private message regarding our florida locations and i apologize, my account is not yet approved to reply to private messages.
    however, the answer to your question is yes, the pay situation in florida is a little better than it was two years ago. however, the issue here is reimbursement rates. there has not been an increase in medicaid rates for 23 years. psa is lobbying state officials in attempts to raise these reimbursement rates. we haven't been successful as of this post, but we continue to push for it.
  8. Visit  bsyrn profile page
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    I worked for PSA as a new grad. At the time they offered the peds vent class though you did not get pain to attend. I worked per diem so can't speak of the benefit package. The pay was low at the time for an RN but I did really enjoy the cases I worked on. I like doing 1 on 1 nursing care. As for house cleaning, I was only expected to clean up my work area, I did however help out with folding my patients laundry if I had time. All in all it was a good experience and as a new grad you should take all the experience you can get.
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  9. Visit  AnaCatRN profile page
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    Quote from asopko
    i work at the corporate office of psa healthcare. i know these posts are outdated, but we have changed our leadership, both in multiple locations and at a corporate level. we have worked incredibly hard to focus on quality of care and we can't do that without our wonderful nurses. that being said, if any of you are still having experiences like this when interviewing or working at psa, i want to know about it because it is not in the scope of what you should be doing as a home healthcare professional. please private message me, reply back to this comment or contact me via our company website if you encounter any of these issues at a location.
    i'll give an update. i took the job with psa and love it! i had trach and g-tube experience from working in a pediatric tertiary hospital, but no vent experience. i was paid to go to a vent class. i have never been pressured to take an assignment i wasn't completely comfortable with, and have never been asked to do housekeeping or anything else a professional nurse shouldn't be doing. i get to go for 2 paid hours to meet every new patient and family before accepting an assignment. i work when and as much or as little as i want (open shifts allowing, i set my own schedule). i feel very appreciated and valuable, which i never felt in nursing before. yes, i make about $5 dollars an hour less than i would in a hospital, but i have no stress whatsoever and can do the kind of nursing i went to school to do (holistic and family-centered). having only one patient at a time and the support of the office staff means i'm happy to be a nurse again. i'm not sure it's a good idea for new grads, but whatever caused people to think poorly of psa doesn't happen in my area. i plan on staying here until i become a nurse practitioner in a few years. if i didn't want to be a nurse practitioner so badly, i'd probably stay here forever. we do get benefits and accrued pto time, as well as lots of opportunities for continuing education. i'm very happy!
  10. Visit  bren9780 profile page
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    Quote from asopko
    someone did send me a private message regarding our florida locations and i apologize, my account is not yet approved to reply to private messages.
    however, the answer to your question is yes, the pay situation in florida is a little better than it was two years ago. however, the issue here is reimbursement rates. there has not been an increase in medicaid rates for 23 years. psa is lobbying state officials in attempts to raise these reimbursement rates. we haven't been successful as of this post, but we continue to push for it.
    i can't send a private message but i do have a question regarding benefits. i am an employee of 3+ years now. can you private message me and i can reply to that?
  11. Visit  lsvalliant profile page
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    It's possible that laundry and/or cleaning might be on your careplan. Don't be surprised. Check out the private duty forum because there is a discussion on this over there too.
  12. Visit  asopko profile page
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    Laundry should never be a required task for nurses. Please be sure to let me know if you have been asked or required to do domestic tasks, like laundry or cleaning.
  13. Visit  PerfectlyPlump profile page
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    Hi all,

    I am looking online at some current job openings out of the PSA Dallas office for private duty positions.

    Thisthread is old, but if anyone has any experience with that office, I would like to hear it. Thanks in advance!


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