Was interested in knowing if any of you have done travel nursing working in Home Health? If so, would you please share your experience? What companies you have used? Etc.
Hi I am currently traveling with Nova Pro[FONT=comic sans ms]. I am also working with Core Medical and Advantage RN. There are jobs out there specifically for Home Health. Look for companies that list HH in their specialties. I have found its very difficult to obtain your first travel position because most companies want experienced HH/Hospice travel nurses. Having an Oasis background is huge.
I looked for recruiters that have an understanding of HH and will try to get me decent pay. That being said HH explosion is still new and ER, ICU, and L & D are still highest paid. My present recruiter really has no clue the amount of paperwork I do off the clock and intricacies of HH like wounds, IVs, Trachs, SOCs, etc that can make an 8 hr day turn into 14+. It took 12 months for me to find my first position and it was almost a disaster (see my previous post). Currently finishing up my second assignment five weeks to go in Hawaii. And in last two days, have had my regular recruiters plus several new ones call asking where I'm interested in going next. It seems I'm now considered experienced. I am still learning the ropes and how to negotiate. Other veterans like Ned RN can offer the best advice.
But hope this helps.
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