Quote from cargalrn
I resigned today.
I'm sorry that you had a shameful first time exposure to home health.
We pay our EXPERIENCED home health nurses 8 hrs minimum for performing 2 SOCs and a one revisit if reasonable. Overtime for complicated logistics or just any reason things don't go smoothly as well as excessive driving. Biggest day we ever see is 2 SOCs and 2 revisits which will go into over time and we're grateful to that employee.
A common day is 5 revisits or 1 SOC and 3 revisits. SOC nurses do 2 SOCs with one revisit if in same location.
Our processes aren't perfect by any means, which we continuously work to improve, but we work hard to remove as many obstacles as possible and have a reasonable productivity expectation in order to have a good work experience for our staff and realistic to provide high quality care. Pay and benefits are good. We are accredited as well as both employee and patient focused.
That's how it's supposed to be. It's hard work, I don't know any nursing that isn't, but it is fair and reasonable.