I just got a job as a hospice RN case manager. :wink2:
I have 4 years of experience in Telemetry, and have been raising my family for 6 years, and now I am back. I had my first day was yesterday, basically signing all the forms and trying to read about all the regulations, levels of care, reimbursement, medicare, etc... I love the concept of hospice, and I love teaching patients and families and conversing with them, and I think I will eventually really love hospice, but I feel very overwhelmed.
Do you have any advice on what I need to know FIRST as a hospice nurse, what are the bottom line things that I need to understand, etc... just something to give me a bit of focus during this overwhelming time of learning. Thanks guys, and I am proud to join the group of hospice nurses!!
Even after 10 years in hospice nursing, I keep a sing up in my office that says...
"Being a hospice nurse is....waking up each day knowing your schedule is going to change!" Versitility and flexibility are two of the most important traits of a good hospice nurse. Good Luck!!
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