I was just offered a Position in NY to do Home Health. I hope I'm posting in the correct place.
From what she explained to me I would do 20 visits a week. I would have to supervise Home health aides and make sure everything is was going well.
I would have to see patients in Manhattan and in the Bronx.
Does anyone else do something similar.
This is considered a full time position, How long does each visit take? am I able to condense and see patients for 3 days. I was thinking about starting at 9 am and seeing about 8-9 patients a day and end work around 6-7pm.
I am excited about this position but I don't have any type of home care experience'
Thanks in advance.
I'm an LPN, and I do home health nursing but I do shift work, not visits. I've been doing it almost 2 years now, and it's the only job I've done as LPN, and I have to say that I like it ok. All of my clients have been pediatric patients. If the agency is decent, they will train you. I lucked out having a good nurse manager who is very supportive and I've learned a lot from her.
Is this a Medicare certified agency? If you are being hired to supervise CHHAs then you will need to arrange your day so you are present when the aide is there. It is Very unlikely that you will be able to flex your visits to consolidate your week. I have been a HH RN for 10 years for 2 Medicare certified agencies and was a critical care nurse for 16 years before that. Most visits can take from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on whether it is a skilled visit or a CHHA supervision only. If you are covering pts in Manhattan and the Bronx be aware that this is a big territory and you will need to go back and forth to see the patients when the aides are there.
If the agency is not providing Medicare certified services but is only providing companions/certified aids you may be able to group your visits a little better but I still doubt you will be able to work a consolidated week. More likely they will give you visits to make for that day. In my agency our productivity is 6 units/revisits a day. Non-billable aide supervision visits count as 0.5 units
How is Home Care ? So far
Must Read Topics