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by KSNURSE08 KSNURSE08 (New Member) New Member Nurse

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I have an interview with CVS Home Infusion for a diem position. It’s something that I really want to do, but worried because everything I read about the company, says to “run” because their treatment of employees.   Is anyone out there able to provide any updated information? Also, do you have to do Oasis if you work for an infusion home health company? Is the charting as extreme as regular home health? Do they properly reimburse mileage and travel time? Thanks in advance for anyone who can answer any of these questions. Thanks!

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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OASIS is required for Medicare and Medicaid patients only; medicare pays for just few IV meds.  Most home infusion patients have commercial insurance when I worked home infusion in past. I haven't worked for CVS infusion, so unable comment on company.

Home infusion was one of my favorite positions if your able to accept patients call the shots in their home.

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DesertwindRN is a ADN, RN and specializes in NICU, PICU, Peds, Pediatraic Home Care, Infusion.

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RUN.  Sorry, you may have a good experience if the staffing is appropriate at that particular facility.  Great orientation.  Treatment just awful with demands for outrageous hours.  Many home care and Infusion companies take advantage of their nurses and work them until they crumble.  No pay for all the driving expectation that you will see a set number of clients no matter how much driving is required between clients.  The nurse manager I interviewed with and who agreed to my expectations as a non-benefited employee, quit just as I completed orientation.  She left in tears because of disrespect and non support by the company.  The only long term staff nurse quit and I was taken into the office by the new nurse manager, who had no experience in infusion, along with the staffing person who said she was going to take notes(stress building).  It was the holiday season and they had no coverage for the holidays and they needed on call coverage and they had to get those patients covered who were being seen by the nurse who quit———-I emphasized that I was a part time non benefited employee and they leaned forward and said “but we have to get our patients covered and we have to have on call coverage”, pleading and pressuring me.  I left that office with a full time schedule with on call and holiday coverage.  The next day I turned in my equipment and quit.

I love my job and I refuse to be punished for it.  I have clients I have been infusing weekly for over eight years and next to the NICU, this is my favorite area of care.  You may have a better experience with “that” company and as I said their orientation is excellent so take advantage of a fine orientation and remove the negative you have heard regarding that company and it may turn out to be a fine fit and if it doesn’t, you will have good experience while you look for another infusion company.  Good luck and I hope you have a great experience.

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