I Would Like To Be A Home Care Nurse But

  1. Im a new LPN. I dont have any experience in Home care. I noticed that a lot of the cases are for Pediatrics, what I want to know will a home care Agency consider me I have a disabled son who is 15 years old. In taking care of him I have gained experience in G-Tubes, Vents, Coughulator, Feeding Pumps, and Some other things. Can I use this experience in hopes of find a job in HomeCare?
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  3. by   renerian
    Alot of agencies won't hire new grads but given your experience with your son an agency that does peds might give you an opportunity. Most will written test you and have a skills self evaluation check list and hopefully a hands on skills check. In the hands on skill check you would demonstrate alot of skills you would use. Some have preceptor programs, but alot do not.

    Do you want to work for an agency that does just peds, just adults or a combination of both?

    renerian
  4. by   Born2BAnurse
    ARe these Skills Written test a pass or fail?? That sounds scary. I would like to do both. But seeing the experience I have with my son I say Peds. My sons agency say that they would give me a shot and place me with a basic case but it wont be with pediatric clients. Ohh and Im taking a Vent course (Peds on Vents)in a couple of weeks where I would get certification once I finished would this help me?




    Quote from renerian
    Alot of agencies won't hire new grads but given your experience with your son an agency that does peds might give you an opportunity. Most will written test you and have a skills self evaluation check list and hopefully a hands on skills check. In the hands on skill check you would demonstrate alot of skills you would use. Some have preceptor programs, but alot do not.

    Do you want to work for an agency that does just peds, just adults or a combination of both?

    renerian
  5. by   renerian
    Everywhere I worked it has been a written test and hands on skills. Some places would not hire people who flunked tests but others took a softer more mentoring approach and discussed the missed questions and documented that and allowed the person to retest.

    I think the certification would be a wonderful boost to you.

    renerian

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