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Home health to Clinic?


Specializes in Currently: Home Health. Has 13 years experience.

Home care charting regulations are on my nerves. I cannot, for the life of me, get on top of all this charting. And I’m burning out...my give a poo is breaking and I no longer care if it takes me 10 days to turn in a chart. I have been doing this for 2.5 years and haven’t had a life. I worked 100 hours my last pay period. Too much. I am afraid of private duty because I want a client, not an adopted family member that requires a ton of care (have lots of those already). I really enjoy post acute care compared to in the hospital. There is a clinic opening, a decrease in pay, but I’m game if it means I finally get to spend time not thinking about or trying to catch up on work. Anyone go from home care to a family medicine clinic?

There are extended care cases where you sit on your bum for the better part of eight hours and 'professionally' "observe" your client.  Think rocking chair and night shift.  Of course, the literal "no care" patients are rare and any nurses on those cases sure aren't going to give up any of their shifts for you to enjoy.  You have to be in the right place at the right time.  Next in line for work when a new case opens.  Should you get hired for extended care, there is nothing wrong with telling them you want easy cases.  If they want you, they will accommodate you if they can.