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    Hey, I am an RN with 6 months of experience and have had a hard time finding a new job. I started working at a home health place with a private employer. He pays me 40$ per new patient assessment and 30$ for every visit. He does not pay for my gas and if two clients live in the same house, he does not pay me extra to do paperwork. My job duties include going to clients houses every two months and seeing if the CNAs are working out and do the plan of care. I also am available by phone to answer questions and certify patient care technicians by teaching classes. I used to not get paid to go to my home health office, only for the visits. Now my emoloyer has offered a full tiem which he wants to pay 2000$ per month. I work 7 hours, but do not get paid for visits. I am also the only nurse so I act as a nurse supervisor. Am I getting paid properly? Should I take the full time job considering the economy? Am i supposed to get a gas card or something? Please help.
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    I think the salary is too low. However, any job is better than no job. I'd move forward but continue to watch for better opportunities. At least you're gaining experience--good luck!
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    $24,000 a year for a FT RN job? That doesn't sound right.
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    Almost sounds like you're working as a PA--except your employer doesn't have MD or DO after his name.

    For $24K, eh? Yeah, I know times are tough, but . .

    (I am not an RN, or anywhere close to becoming one.) But in the hospital I recently left, my hourly wage as a 3-yr. E.D. tech was 20% more than this. (Texas, metro area.) Coupla years ago, would have been 45% higher than that; but the times have eliminated overtime (& other things).
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    That's very, very low pay for an RN. I recommend looking for another job, even if you take this one temporarily.
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    gganta:

    The salary you're being paid is less than the Home Health Agency I worked for in the early '90's. Nurses were paid $40 for opening a case and $35 per visit after that. They also recieved 33 cents per mile.

    But, it's as nurseakers said: It's better than no job and at least you will be gaining experience. You could always take a better paying job when it comes along.

    Good luck to you, gganta.

    Dave
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    I agree that it's better than no job, but my goodness! That's about what I'm making working p/t as an LPN. I guess much depends on where you live, but I really think I'd be looking for something better.

    Good luck!
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    Quote from gganta
    Hey, I am an RN with 6 months of experience and have had a hard time finding a new job. I started working at a home health place with a private employer. He pays me 40$ per new patient assessment and 30$ for every visit. He does not pay for my gas and if two clients live in the same house, he does not pay me extra to do paperwork. My job duties include going to clients houses every two months and seeing if the CNAs are working out and do the plan of care. I also am available by phone to answer questions and certify patient care technicians by teaching classes. I used to not get paid to go to my home health office, only for the visits. Now my emoloyer has offered a full tiem which he wants to pay 2000$ per month. I work 7 hours, but do not get paid for visits. I am also the only nurse so I act as a nurse supervisor. Am I getting paid properly? Should I take the full time job considering the economy? Am i supposed to get a gas card or something? Please help.

    OP,
    Keep the job, but also keep looking. You're keeping skills fresh and you've got something to put on your resume. In addition, supervisory experience looks good on a resume too. It's better than nothing until you find something else. BTW, this employer must be crazy if they're actually expecting anyone to stay around too long offering basically half of what you should be making in a full-time position.
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    Thanks everyone. I have been looking for a new job since march and it's hard to find a rn residency job. Also my boss said he would let me use his company car for some visits. He said I make what I should because our home health agency does not provide any skilled service, but I feel like for all the paperwork, I should be compensated more.
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    Quote from gganta
    Hey, I am an RN with 6 months of experience and have had a hard time finding a new job. I started working at a home health place with a private employer. He pays me 40$ per new patient assessment and 30$ for every visit. He does not pay for my gas and if two clients live in the same house, he does not pay me extra to do paperwork. My job duties include going to clients houses every two months and seeing if the CNAs are working out and do the plan of care. I also am available by phone to answer questions and certify patient care technicians by teaching classes. I used to not get paid to go to my home health office, only for the visits. Now my emoloyer has offered a full tiem which he wants to pay 2000$ per month. I work 7 hours, but do not get paid for visits. I am also the only nurse so I act as a nurse supervisor. Am I getting paid properly? Should I take the full time job considering the economy? Am i supposed to get a gas card or something? Please help.
    $24,000 for a full-time RN job...you can get paid more in a physician's office.

    Seriously, no way would I work for that.


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