Need to hear from psych home health nurses

  1. Hi I am looking for someone who may have worked in Psych Home Health at some time. I currently work at a Mental Health Outpatient Clinic in San Angelo, Texas. I am considering applying for a job as an Psych Case Manager at a Home Health Agency that has been open in this area for several months. I have few peers as this town is so small and psych home health has previously not been here as an option before this. Thankyou for your time
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  3. by   renerian
    I have worked for several companies with psyc programs. I have done psyc clients but not as a specialty nor would I want to. I don't know how psyc nurses deal with that. Very difficult. Everyone has something they like though. That is just not my bag. What did you want to know?

    renerian
  4. by   Birdie RN
    Quote from renerian
    I have worked for several companies with psyc programs. I have done psyc clients but not as a specialty nor would I want to. I don't know how psyc nurses deal with that. Very difficult. Everyone has something they like though. That is just not my bag. What did you want to know?

    renerian
    I have decided not to take a job I was considering as a Psych Case Manager. Too many weekends! Clinic work has spoiled me! I am a bit of a loner at my clinic also, I do not deal with other nurses very often at all. But I need those weekends, I could not be on call as much as they wanted as I go out of town often on weekend to help out my mother-in-law, she is a recent widow and does not know how to drive a car. The expectation of wearing a unifrom (scrubs) while visiting in the home instantly turned me off- this is a small town, many of their clinents have been mine in the past- one does not want to walk or drive where they live looking like someone who might have drugs. This is a company new to this area- I am not sure they are going to make it- but thankyou so much for replying- there are very few nurses that deal only in psych. I have for about 6 years and was a mental health tech prior to being a nurse. Birdie
    Last edit by Birdie RN on Jun 21, '04 : Reason: forgot to put my name on
  5. by   renerian
    Yes that is one of the things that go with home health care. I am supposed to work weekdays but LOL I am in the office several Saturdays a month to keep up.

    Glad you made a choice.

    renerian

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