Hi I just moved and had been applying for nursing jobs for a week. I ended up being referred to Maxim home health, which was what I had been doing for couple years before the move. It was kinda like I was hired on the spot, I went in for an interview and they had me filled out and application, then told me that they will call to set up an orientation. They didn't make me an offer at this point, just said that the pay rate depended on the case (if pt has private insurance the pay would be more than medicare), usually about $19 to $22/hr . Orientation day came, it was a one-to-one orientation with the clinical director about rules and regulations, etc. Again, the director did not mention anything about what I would be paid. At this point it looked like I was already their employee because they took my picture and printed out my badge. They also give me an online workshops that I need to complete prior to working the first case. Again, I never received an offer letter. Then last week one of the recruiters emailed me about a case he wanted me to take... I finally asked about the pay rate, he then said the same thing that I was told before, only that his range is a lower $17-$20/hr.
Throughout the process with Maxim, I got a call from a dialysis place which I had applied prior to Maxim. I had an interview and got hired with this place. Their benefit package is great, and they offered me an acceptable pay rate.
Now this Maxim recruiter is again asking me if I would be interested in that case. I would like to send the clinical director and cc him that I accept a job with someone else, and I was very sorry for wasting their time. In my defense, I had no idea when exactly I was hired and how much I was going to get paid. I probably won't mention that part, but just wondering if anyone has any suggestion as how I should handle this.
Thank you in advance for any advice!!