I am about to start a new job as an RN Mental Health Home Care Case Manager. I will be doing intakes, home visits and the 60 day re-certs. (I am not sure if re-certs is the correct term-I have been out of the field for 13 years!)
I have psych. nursing experience, including home care, but that was eons ago,in nursing terms. To me, OASIS is a nice place in the desert where you can get water, and the camels can rest.
This will be a challenge in another way, as most of my psych. experience was inpatient care. I have done psych home care years ago, but it was with a small number of clients and I never had any major problems arise that were a challenge to manage.
Any advice would be appreciated. Stories of challenges that you went through, or patients that taught you new things... I want to be prepared to do my best. Thanks!