Hospice case management but less income

  1. Do you love hospice case management? Would you take less money from stressful position for hospice case management? Do this offer family work life balance?
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    Joined: Feb '16; Posts: 3

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  3. by   pmabraham
    Hello:

    1) Absolutely
    2) Hmmm, I moved up from the hospital to Hospice (not backward)
    3) Work-life balance comes and goes based on the census and staffing; still, see #1
  4. by   nutella
    Quote from rrrnurse
    Do you love hospice case management? Would you take less money from stressful position for hospice case management? Do this offer family work life balance?
    I did hospice case management and now work in a hospital setting again. The stress level was not lower to be honest. The case load was always higher than what they told me when I interviewed for the job, they always expected me to see more pat per 8 h shift, I was driving a lot and out miles on my care and the documentation part was horrific. Also, my whole car trunk was full of hospice and home nursing supplies since you have to be on call for hospice and need to have all kind of stuff available from foley insertion kits to bedpans to pleurx drain kits and phlebotomy ... don't forget an extra folder for death certificates - nothing more annoying than arriving at a house at night to pronounce and not have a form in the car....

    The per hour pay was less compared to hospital, the number of vacation days was much more and I liked community nursing. I did not like the constant expectation of taking on more pat or overtime - it did not add to my quality of life.

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