Hello, I'm at a true crossroads as to what to do. I had a job interview
with a local home health agency last week, and may receive an offer very soon. I'll list the pros/cons of each job, and I would really appreciate any input or advice. Thank you again...
Current Job (RN on a Cardiac/telemetry unit). Pros-3 day workweek (12 hour shifts), self scheduling, health insurance is still pretty good despite the recent Affordable Care Act, get along very good with coworkers, manager allows me to schedule Mondays off for my BSN program classes, we live five minutes from the hospital, 3:1 patient ratio
Cons: Lower pay, we have lost a few Cardiologists, so census has been down, so we may average 1-2 call days per six weeks, but I keep my PTO time stocked pretty well, not much room for advancement.
As for home health the rundown is this: 5 days a week, off weekends/holidays, flexible daytime routine, slightly higher pay, medical insurance is comparable, but requires a 1500 out of pocket before insurance coverage begins. Home visits would probably end 2-3 PM, but I would be charting for a couple of hours at home each night. As a full timer, I would be getting paid salary, but not by the visit. Quite a bit of difference there I would think. Traveling would be in our county, but it would be everyday, and would add up, I would think.
That's it in a nutshell, a part of me leans towards staying in my position. I get along fairly well with my co workers, I can continue classes and so on.