Well said and extremely truthful! I just left a FT position with a HC company after 6 wks. I was miserable. call pay every 3rd wkend 30.00 a day and no extra pay for wkend visits. And, always Sat. I had 2-3 SOC,ROC's d/t hospital dcing Friday after 4pm, plus covered 3 counties. During the week, I put an average of 125 miles daily! No mileage for traveling to first vs which is normal during week, BUT wkends, when office is closed!!! Not good for me if 1st pt is 65 miles away. No cell phone
, I have to use my cell. I call my pts to schedule vs, that's all. I have a company tablet to take wd pix and start note in home. with 3 SOC's somedays, I spend all day Sat, completing OASIS's, visit notes. So much computer time-I have head drop!!Micro-managed-big time. Not paid to case manage, call MD's, POA, our office to give DON report, other clinicians involved in pt care. Mid 50k salary- underpaid in my mind.MY pts were PICC pts with 1-2 IV meds, Vanco, Cefepime. Lab wk workly and all MDs wanted troughs done on Monday, then if a PT/INR or BS out of range, then extended visit. I did T/T cg's to administer the IV meds and they did well. So, my advice to all nurses starting HC, discuss company expectations, caseload, non visit case management time and your expectations, your training needed to make transition in to HC. Yes, Gentiva pays well, but how well is relative to FT Case management. Please, do not entertain the idea of a 40hr work week!! It will be many more hours. I know many RNs who are leaving HC and LPN's who tell me they would never do it if they had their RN. I went back to Per diem, so I can decide my workload and have a life! I love HC per diem, not FT in Florida. Good Luck!! Stay safe driving if you take the position. I would start Per diem, and test the waters!.