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Home Health Weekend SOC nurse salary?

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by Amanda Vogt Amanda Vogt (New) New

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Hi, looking for some advice. 

I have been offered a “weekend SOC” nursing position. I would be working Friday, Saturday and Sunday and would be doing only SOC’s. It is going to be considered a full time salaried position. 

I know that some other companies in my area (western Pennsylvania) have a position like this. I have never been in a salary position before and I’m wondering how much you would expect to be offered? Or how much you make if you are in a similar position? 

I would get a company car and not have to take call. 

Is there anything else I should consider asking for or about? What would be your concerns in this position? 

Thanks!

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While I can’t speak to the specifics of your post, based on other input about salaried positions, I would be wary of unreasonable expectations. Rome  wasn’t built in a day, and also not in only a weekend.

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i did weekend premium with home health and was paid hourly.  i also had to rotate on call.  i did soc and it was a very long day.  i am now doing week day and i still do soc.  i am primarily the admission nurse.   to me the weekend was a test of endurance.   

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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I would want to know a few things.

How many SOC's do they expect per day, or per weekend. SOC's can take a lot of time and if they expect too many you will be doing charting on your own time.

Find out how much SOC's are being paid in your area when the pay is per visit. When I did it it was ~$100/SOC. Multiple that by how many you will be doing per day (depends on your hrs/d, 8, 10, 12 etc). I would average about 2-3hrs per SOC depending on what they expect you to do, sounds like at some point you will be handing this off to a nurse CM so you need to know how much you are expected to do prior to this (for example, are you going to be responsible for writing MD orders, calling MD or pharmacy for clarification, calling O2 company bc O2 hasn't arrived etc), as you can imagine this can get time consuming. 

If this a considered a full time job does that mean benefits, are they paying gas as well with the co car, factor all these in to what you want to be paid as well.

Also, who is doing the scheduling. If you are doing admits sometimes people don't come home (dc'd from hospital) as expected. Are you the one who will be calling to resched, doesn't sound like much but this can also be very time consuming. If is a simple call to the office then not a big deal, but if they expect you to resched it might be a problem (might take a few calls to get someone on the phone, then fit them into your sched etc).

Good luck, if I think of anything else I will let you know..

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