HI! I am new to hospice, have almost five months under my belt (and love it) I've been an RN for 24 years, had worked mostly in acute care medicine before taking many years off raising children. I took a refresher before re-entering the workforce.
That's my background, here is my question: I have recently volunteered to switch from case managing to being on-call Monday thru Friday nights from 1630-0800. I will do any late admissions or visits that fall in that time period as well. We have a census of about 50 in a semi-rural area.
It seems like it should be a tolerable schedule, but some, more experienced people have said I won't be able to do it for very long, that I will burn out on it, etc. That makes me nervous. I've been on call before but not this much of it.
Am I being overly optimistic that this can work well for me and my family?