G'day to all who pause here today, and thanx for reading my message.
I'm posting out of total frustration today.
I recently started working in home hospice after many years as
a hospital staff nurse in oncology ,and critical care. My favorite, most gratifying work was in oncology. I cherish the opprotunity I was given to care for these patients and their families.
Initially I really loved this job. I was spending real quality time with my patients, and my company was really great to work for as far as resources that I could access on my patient's behalf.
So what's the problem?
There is the huge burden of paperwork of course,but the real problem for me ,is being on call.
The pay rate is very low, and it consumes my entire day(and night). I'm covering a very large geographic area .
Last night I had to go into totally unfamiliar area,was lost for about an hour.The roads were icy,and I was very tired after putting in a full work day befor call.
I am really considering getting out of hospice nursing if I can;t find some way to manage on call .
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
Thanks again for reading all of this rambling.
Have a great day,k?