Hello everyone, i'm writting to get some opinion about a new job offer that I received.
I've been working at LTC/sub-acute unit for the last 2 years. It is my first job. I was offered a field nurse position at a home healthcare agency paying 50k with 1 week vacation, 6 days sick leave and 3 days personal leave. Possibe salary increase to 53k after 6 months review. This is f/t mon-fri 9am to 5pm. I will be opening cases, making annual & quarterly assesments, supervising nurses aides and lpns and all the paperwork at this new job. Is it a good offer by the homecare agency?
Currently im working 4 to 5 days per week at $32 p.hour including night differential. Fewer days in winter when ppl arent on vacation. I get more paid sick leave, annual leave and paid holidays at my current place compared to the new offer.
Inputs from all are much appreciated.
Thank you all for taking the time to reply.
My heart aches when I see the salaries offered in other places for my similar position. The problem at my current place is that we are paid for 7 hrs even though we work for 8hrs and hardly get to take our break. Also during winter months I'm only scheduled 2 to 3 days per week. The new offer is a guaranteed 5 days work p.w. I've asked for FT and day shift positions at my current place but hv been turned down. They would rather hire a FT LPN instead of FT RN. Another things is that my local hospitals and other big name HHC agencies arent interested in hiring me due to my background in LTC/sub acute. They are more interested in hiring someone with hospital background.
I dont want to be stuck in LTC/subacute. I'm interested in Case Management certification and believe this new job at HHC agency will lead me towards this. I hope to make the right decision. Time is running out.
Last edit by willmakeit on Jul 3, '13