Calling all HH Nurses, roll call - page 24

Hi, as a newly appointed moderator, I want to live this forum up a bit. I just resigned my position as a HH supervisor, to go back to the field. I have been a nurse 20 years, 17 in critical care,... Read More

  1. by   Blessings2u
    [blessings2u]hi! i have been in home health for 12 years and i love it! it's not for everyone, but i love the flexibility that i have, plus the additional quality time i have to spend with my patients. it has truly been the best area in the nursing field for me.

    "envision what you want to be, then be it"............................god bless you!
  2. by   dhennie
    Hi to all!!! I'm with a home care agency for 4 years and i've been thru many positions... ie nurse trainee, CNA, HHA and now i'm in medical records. All I can say is that, in HH setting your schedules are flexible no need to rush (well, except when you have an admission, recert, resump of care) in terms of the paperwork. The only thing that is you have to be on time on submitting your paperworks.
  3. by   4valeri
    Hello All
    Just spent the last few hours reading all the postings from this thread!! Well the hubby and son are screaming at the basketball game on tv......that leaves me to reading!! Anyway, have been LPN for 8yrs......1st year med/surg.....YUCK!! Learned some good skills though. Have been in HH/Private Duty ever since.........absolutely no desire to go back to 1:8/10 ratios when I can do 1:1....and I might add for way more money!! VArying ways of HH here.......I have always done staff HH with an agencys.....8hr shifts each day 5days a week/maybe at 2 separate cases, and just a daily nurses note that gets haned in once a week!! Don't quite understand the nurses doing the 5-8 visits each day traveling lots of miles and all the paperwork that i'm reading about. Are you guys running your own agencies? As far as I'm concerned staff is easier.....especially when it comes to the paperwork. At present( well the past 4yrs) I have been a self employed Private duty Nurse FT with a now 6yr old boy....go to school qday when in session.Also PT with another 7yr/boy. PAy with NY medicaid for LPn is 21.63/hr...but taxes are on me!! At this point I wouldn't trade it for the world!! Now hubby and I want to move to Florida in a couple years......not sure how Private duty works in that state? May just do HH staff work......not sure I want to deal with any more paperwork........even though it seems like a walk in the park to what some of you are talking about!! This forum is AWESOME!!
    Time for the family!!:spin:
  4. by   DutchgirlRN
    I've been doing HH for about 5 months now and really enjoying the change after 30 years of med/surg. I feel as though I have really lucked out with the company I am with. I work only in the area where I live so gas is not much of an issue. I don't have to take any call because I cannot drive at night. Rare are the visits made at night. So far I know of only two that have been made over the past 5 months that were after 7:00 pm. I do help out on the weekends. The pay is excellent. The freedom to schedule myself is awesome!!
  5. by   adarajoye
    hi was wondering if you have a cheat sheet that would help me out since i am a new HH nurse. A cheat sheet explaining the resert dates and what paperwork to fill out and when? things like that or any info would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks
    laura degnan, RN
  6. by   Mijourney
    Quote from adarajoye
    hi was wondering if you have a cheat sheet that would help me out since i am a new HH nurse. A cheat sheet explaining the resert dates and what paperwork to fill out and when? things like that or any info would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks
    laura degnan, RN
    I don't know if this is what you're asking for, but I used a day planner to record all my home health activities. Plus, my supervisor had a master calendar with everything on it. The day planner was handy for me and I still use one for my case management.
  7. by   chl73
    hello! im an RN and works full time in ICU. But ive been doing home health too for almost a year now.On my days off or after i get off from my hospital job, I look forward to seeing my home health patients.i had one scary, and the rest are rewarding experiences in home health.Im enjoying it a lot.:spin:

    I just have a question, since im not working full time with the home health agency and i get no benefits at all, can i change my status as independent contractor instead of as an employee?
  8. by   AmerDutch
    Hi--

    I'm a HH nurse in Amsterdam, Netherlands. I love the flexibility, as well as being able both to see patients in their own homes, and develop a long term relationship with them.

    We don't seem to be paid as much as you all get in America (and are taxed quite a bit more), but we get a lot of vacation to compensate for it. I have 11 weeks vacation this year, and had 9 last year. I don't think I would want to go back to hospital work.
  9. by   AZHHRN
    Do any of you home health nurses know of any PDA/Blackberry technology in use for inputing oasis data and care plans?
  10. by   chl73
    Quote from AZHHRN
    Do any of you home health nurses know of any PDA/Blackberry technology in use for inputing oasis data and care plans?
    Preferred Home health in Texas uses PDA and the nurses love it.They dont have to go to the office to submit skilled nursing notes and if they're doing receritification some pt's data are already stored and can be retrieved so it saves a lot of time.
  11. by   cookie102
    HI everyone, i am new to the site, been doing homehealth for the past 18 years out of my 30+ years in nursing, i have seen lots of change, i love home health, hope i never have to go back to the hospital....despite all the paperwork i still think home health is awesome. recently went from field work to supervisior and the most difficult part of my job is to realize that everyone doesn't take the same pride in their work as i do. Any suggestions.??!!
  12. by   dwilli
    :caduceus: hi! i am a home health rn and love it! i am relocating to haywood county in a month and need a job. i have been a case manager for over 30 patients at a time, and it is very challenging and enjoyable. any ideas where there are any jobs available????
  13. by   RNTN27
    Hey! The company I work for (Amedisys) has offices all over the U.S. You could try their web site to search for jobs in your area, good luck!

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