I was looking for info or tips anyone might have for me.
I have been taking care of a client for about 8 months...I guess I am basically the primary nurse on the case, via an agency.
I carry my own liability insurance....
The parents would like to be able to go out once in awhile in the evenings for a few hours...and have asked if me and one other nurse could cover those hours on the side, and they will pay me out of pocket.
I'm not really worried about this....I know the patient well, all the emergency proceedures, ect.
I am wondering if their are any other steps I can or should take before saying yes.....
I would much rather find a more legitimate way to go about this then go under the table...
For instance...do I write a note? lol.
And where would I even put it?
Yea I really have no idea what legal issues are involved here if any....which is why i am asking on this forum.
We sometimes needed more than 16 hours when my hubby was deployed. Depending on what it was, the nursing agency either just threw in an extra hour or two or we would write a check to the agency for the extra hours. That way, we had nurses we loved, they didn't jeopardize their jobs and they were happy with the extra hours.
Perhaps the parents can do something similar with their agency so everyone is protected and happy.
Last edit by ventmommy on Jan 26, '12
: Reason: Used the wrong threw/through.