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Can I do private duty nursing without an Agency

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I have 10 years of RN experience in ICU. I want to start to transition out of hospital setting into private duty because my wife & I side business has become stable. Only looking to work maybe 30 hours a month in private duty. I really really don't want to go thru agency and would much rather just find a local family who is looking for someone with critical care experience to help take care of family member. I realize I would need to get my own insurance. Have others gone this path without an agency? Thanks

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Yes. Although I worked without a written contract, it is advised to “put it in writing” to protect both parties from misunderstandings. You can also work directly through the insurance company, an RN supervisor friend did this. The case left agency land altogether. I think this was orchestrated by the mother’s private insurance. And you can be registered through your states’s medicaid authority. There are plenty of threads/posts on this site about how to go about this avenue. Any alternate avenue for private duty is the way to go if you want to maximize your earnings without an agency taking their cut and otherwise balling up the works.

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overtonis has 10 years experience and specializes in ICU.

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  • That was very helpful. Thank you

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