Ok, so after taking off a year and a half from nursing I am back in the field again. I started orientation at a HHA this week as a PRN field LVN. I really like the agency I work for so far. It is a lot better than the one I was working for previously (when I had a total and complete breakdown and quit nursing completely). I know I am only a week into it but there are alot of differences, such as, I only see patients in a 40 mile radius of the hospital we are associated with, I am not (at this time any way) asked to see daily patients 65 miles apart , and they are Medicare/State compliant. It appears, from what I've learned in just the last week, that the other agency was NOT compliant in a lot of areas.
While I do really like this agency so far, I am being very cautious, just because of how bad I was burned at the last one. No more 10-14 patients a day, plus 3-4 hours of charting every night. I know how to say NO to case managers now!
Jun 30, '13
Good for you, What agency are you with now?
Jun 30, '13
Palo Pinto Home Health. Palo Pinto General is the county hospital and they also run/own the hha.