New to you home health RN

  1. Hello out there, so glad I found this site last nite when I was all but ready to quit my job on the spot. You guys have given me a second wind! Been in home health for 11 years and the road was getting to me...felt used and abused and thought I'd try the LTC or Hospital scene, but after reading some of your comments I am thankful to go back to "The Pile" of paperwork scattered on my bed and count my blessings instead.
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    About ancientcitygirl

    Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 4
    home health rn
    Specialty: 11 year(s) of experience

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  3. by   jnette
    Quote from ancientcitygirl
    Hello out there, so glad I found this site last nite when I was all but ready to quit my job on the spot. You guys have given me a second wind! Been in home health for 11 years and the road was getting to me...felt used and abused and thought I'd try the LTC or Hospital scene, but after reading some of your comments I am thankful to go back to "The Pile" of paperwork scattered on my bed and count my blessings instead.
    Hey there, Citygirl !

    WELCOME to Allnurses! Hang around, you're gonna love it here! All the support and info you could possibly want, and then some!

    I switched from dialysis nursing to HH nursing this year, and love it. Couldn't imagine ever going back. Love the freedom of being on the road. But I work in a rural setting, so that makes a difference, I'm sure. Lots of lovely scenery, and no traffic to deal with. Not to mention sweet and appreciative patients.

    Stick around here with us, and check out all the forums. So much here for everyone!
  4. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you! welcome to Allnurses!
  5. by   ancientcitygirl
    Thanks for the encouraging words, and light a candle I will, for cursing the darkness is killing me slowly but surely...of all the BP's I take mine is the worst!!! Of course, it's not the patients--their families, maybe--but mostly it's the office politics. The fact that no matter how much windshield time you put in, it's never enough for them...they want to count units AND hours, and they refuse to believe that you continue working into the night and straight through some weekends doing paperwork--afterall, a SOC OASIS is supposed to take 0.9 minutes per response, including research...But I'm sure you know the drill...As far as venting with colleagues at the office, that always comes back to bite you...so I'm glad to have found you guys!!!
  6. by   jnette
    Quote from ancientcitygirl
    Thanks for the encouraging words, and light a candle I will, for cursing the darkness is killing me slowly but surely...of all the BP's I take mine is the worst!!! Of course, it's not the patients--their families, maybe--but mostly it's the office politics. The fact that no matter how much windshield time you put in, it's never enough for them...they want to count units AND hours, and they refuse to believe that you continue working into the night and straight through some weekends doing paperwork--afterall, a SOC OASIS is supposed to take 0.9 minutes per response, including research...But I'm sure you know the drill...As far as venting with colleagues at the office, that always comes back to bite you...so I'm glad to have found you guys!!!
    Do check out the Home Health forum as well. I can't complain about our agency. I usually work in my local area, and get home by one pm for the most part, sometimes earlier. The office does all the ICD9 coding for us, which is a big help.. we just do the SOC admission form and fill in the blanks. Pretty basic. But yes, there's all the other forms which have to be completed with a SOC as well, and it does get rather timeconsuming. I wish we'd hurry up and get the promised laptops. Would be such a timesaver!

    Not holding my breath, though. Heh.

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