Ill be moving to the Portland area next summer and was curious about pay. I have 4 years LPN experience and a year RN experience in pediatric home health. Wondering if anyone knew any home health agencies in the portland area that are good to work for, and what the average pay was??
Dec 31, '12
You could look at PSA health care and I think there is another one called We love Kids. You could also check out Brightstar, I worked for them a couple of years ago when they were trying to start taking peds home health cases, although they were disorganized and I only stayed for 5 months. I now work in peds LTC
Dec 31, '12
Thanks! What's the pay like at bright star or even the ltc place you work? Here it's comparable to hospital pay.
Jan 1, '13
When I worked for Brightstar the pay was what Medicaid reimbursed which was $22. I believe PSA is higher as they have more insurance and private pay. The peds LTC where I work is the same as most geriatric LTC were pay is concerned starting around $25, however the staffing level is soo much better because the facility is non profit and fundraise all year long to keep our staff levels where they are. It is a great place to work. Plus shift differentials where some adult LTC/SNFs don't even offer differentials Hospitals in the Portland area start around $31-33, but the market is saturated for acute care jobs. I love my job, but for financial reasons I would love to make the jump to acute care, there are only 2 peds hospitals in the Portland area, and openings are hard to come by.
Feb 18, '13
I would check out Gentiva; when I worked assisted living the HH RN was from there and she seemed pretty happy. Not sure what they pay.
Avoid Addus; I haven't heard anything for a few years since I've worked for them, but it would really surprise me if they have gotten around to computerizing so your SOCs will be a nightmare.
I worked for Adventist briefly but was let go halfway into my orientation, ostensibly because I wasn't up to par on foleys; the reality is I was struggling with major anxiety and either didn't ask for support in the right way or they weren't willing to give the support; it was hard to tell, because yes, I was that panicked! Lots of the other nurses there had been there awhile, so it might be worth a shot for you if you're thicker skinned than I am.
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