I presently work in home health at the VNA as a per-deim case manager. I usually see 3 to 4 patients a day which works well for me. I am thinking of switching over hospice and was wondering it is common practice to have per-diem case managers in hospice? Also I have been toying with the idea of becoming a nurse practitioner. Are NP's used much in hospice?
Thanks in advance
Oct 10, '07
I've seen NP's utilized for Palliative Care programs.
When you say "per diem" are you saying you got a set amount of pay for one days work regardless of the amount of hours or visits you performed on that day? If so, I would think that is pretty unusual. Most of the programs I know of pay either hourly for case management or their staff is salaried.