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  1. Private duty forum???
    What has happened to the private duty forum? It used to be a sub-forum of home health, which I thought was a good placement for it. Then it was briefly its own separate forum. And now it is just...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I'm a nurse. Not a housekeeper!
    Yeah! Private duty (through agency) is low pay nursing around here too. I'm a RN. I took a 40% pay cut from the hospital when I made the switch. And, at the hospital I was at, you always got a yearly...
    Oct 30, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  3. Finding RNs
    Although it was through agency, when I resigned the high tech vent case I worked - they had a very hard time replacing me. Maybe it is the vent aspect. Vents scare some nurses. But I agree...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Maxim in SC, fraud indictments
    http://archives.postandcourier.com/archive/arch11/0911/arc091412638851.shtml Just fyi that Maxim healthcare locations in South Carolina were involved in the recent medicaid fraud indictments....
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: South Carolina Nursing
  5. Maxim to Pay $150 Million Fine for Fraud
    I thought the FBI article was the best....
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Maxin nsg per diem
    Maxim update, straight from the FBI:...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. Is there a national private duty agency that you would reccomend?
    Latest news on Maxim from the FBI:...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. Ridiculous "House Rules"
    The video monitoring is out of hand, but I agree with ventmommy. Some of the rules are no doubt due to nurses who did stupid or inconsiderate things. Personally, I have had many people live with me...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Is there a national private duty agency that you would reccomend?
    Yes, it seems that some of the threads about Maxim have disappeared...at least the ones that voice honest concerns about the problems with Maxim. If I say anything negative, this may too disappear!...
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. Maxin nsg per diem
    I may have discovered the reason this thread has not disappeared (yet at least!). The title of the thread is mis-spelled as "Maxin". So maybe it is evading some searches by the powers that be. ...
    Jul 4, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Maxin nsg per diem
    If I did not work for Maxim myself for 2 yrs, I would have a hard time believing this! But I did, so i do!! I was "harassed" by Maxim too. For example, they would call me MULTIPLE times about the...
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. When to let client and agency know you're pregnant
    Maybe I'd still be doing private duty (and still be a nurse!) if I'd had an agency like this! How awesome they planned ahead, trained other staff, and took other measures to ensure you were properly...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. Do you "friend" your pts on Facebook???
    No, no, no!!!!!! That is my strong opinion. Your gut hesitation is right! One of the big problems I encountered with private duty was nurses who lacked a professional boundary between themselves and...
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. Liar Liar pants on fire!!!!
    Kyasi, your perspective is great because you are a nurse and you are in charge. That is how it should be. It makes sense. As I've mentioned before, I hope your nurses really appreciate you and your...
    Feb 20, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. Getting a raise in private duty nursing?
    yep! I recently ran into the family of a case I used to work through Maxim, and they had been without a nurse for over a month! Unable to staff a case for that long?! Maxim digs their own grave!! And...
    Jan 23, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Getting a raise in private duty nursing?
    A raise?!?! hahahahaha!!! I never got one in my 4 plus yrs of private duty - through 2 agencies. The first agency (a nice mom and pop agency) said they already were paying me the most they could....
    Jan 21, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. Are your wages comparable to the hospitals in your area?
    Big pay difference here!! Like not_a_hat_person, I also took a pay cut of about 33% from hospital to private duty. And the discrepancy only got worse with time. I got a small pay raise every year at...
    Jan 17, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. fairly new grad in private-duty nursing, question about orientation
    My first agency...a "mom and pop" one...a new nurse on a case would always orient by working a shift or shifts with another nurse on the case. If it was an easier case, the orientation might just be...
    Dec 24, '10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. Liar Liar pants on fire!!!!
    i take it you are independent and not through an agency since you say there is no supervisor. yes, this is tough - even if you have a supervisor. i once resigned a case (through an agency) because...
    Dec 19, '10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Liar Liar pants on fire!!!!
    My last agency was not always forthright either. Kyasi, I too wondered at first why they would waste the company's time and money in the hiring process if they did not have the hours/locations/case...
    Dec 18, '10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. It cost me $59.25 just to apply for a job?
    I think you were referring to my post. The little private agency I worked for. On Nurse's Day each year the nurses got $50 Bath and Body Work gift cards! I was shocked by that!! (Used to getting...
    Nov 5, '10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. What are the home care policies?
    It is really sad that agencies don't provide in-service training on " professional boundaries" in the home. It is really needed, because too many nurses seem to lack common sense and professionalism...
    Oct 6, '10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  23. fed up with the families
    I got similar comments from one mother about how much money we make!! Yeah right! Private duty nursing was the lowest paid nursing job I ever had. I think one "problem" is the paperwork the...
    Oct 1, '10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Can you be on medicaid and blue cross?
    Before private duty, I always thought medicaid was for poor people. Then I worked a medicaid case in a huge, half-million dollar, luxury home (in the southeast, this amt of $ buys a very nice...
    Sep 24, '10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. It cost me $59.25 just to apply for a job?
    Yes, I had to pay for this stuff when I applied to a privately owned (not a "chain" or whatever like PSA or Maxim, etc) home care agency. However, I had already been interviewed and was told the job...
    Sep 8, '10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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