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NC29mom has 10 years experience as a ASN, LPN, RN and specializes in Hospice, Geriatrics, Wounds.

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HOSPICE (worked hh x month, pay so poor, moved on)

NC

$30\hr with on-call pay usually falling into overtime (only if visits made)

$2/h on-call to "hold pager"

NO BENEFITS, but dont want them

I pay

Perks.....making a difference, lasting long term relationships with families, being a part of a painless, natural death....

.45 a mile

~$30/month phone reimbursement

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Is everyone positing an RN ?

Edited by Kandy83
because

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Not employed here, but I like your idea so I posted a simliar thread to Hospice Nursing. I assume it pays less, but have no clue, really.

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BTW- what is a visit? I can comprehend an intake, which I suppose an RN would do, would take some time. Is a visit a task, a part of an hour, a set time? Thanks.

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

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BTW- what is a visit? I can comprehend an intake, which I suppose an RN would do, would take some time. Is a visit a task, a part of an hour, a set time? Thanks.

It is not a set time. It's as long as it takes to do what you're going in to do. Intakes have to do be done by RNs, at least at my agency. I've had visits that take as little as 10-15 minutes if they're for a simple injection or a BP/O2 sat check. Sometimes visits can be an hour or longer but most of my visits last about 30-45 minutes.

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Thanks. I'd suppose you come up with various means of escape excuses for those folks that are lonely...and want to tie you down?

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I work in Washington. I'm paid per hour 34.19 get 0.55 per mile. I have health insurance provided for me with the option to buy for my family. I work for a hospital agency.

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NC29mom has 10 years experience as a ASN, LPN, RN and specializes in Hospice, Geriatrics, Wounds.

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Thanks. I'd suppose you come up with various means of escape excuses for those folks that are lonely...and want to tie you down?

The month i did work home health, I felt the number of visits were more important than quality of care. This is thee exact reason I came back to hospice. Home health expected me to see a minimum of 6 people a day. Hospice is NOTHING like that....some days I see 5-6, but most of the time I only see 2-4. Of course oir visits last much longer, as we are there not only for the pt but for family. I never got to really establish a relationship with my HH pts.

And, yes, in home health you have to get in and out, in order to make any money (bc generally paid by the visit).

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paradiseboundRN has 11 years experience and specializes in Home Health, MS, Oncology, Case Manageme.

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Wow! I'm really surprised to see how well I'm paid in Michigan!:D

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BTW- what is a visit? I can comprehend an intake, which I suppose an RN would do, would take some time. Is a visit a task, a part of an hour, a set time? Thanks.

A regular skilled nursing visit usually takes 30-45 minutes, depending on what the needs of the patient may be.

For a Start of Care, which is probably like your intake, it's anywhere from 45 min to almost 2 hours in the home, again depending on the patient.

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Not_A_Hat_Person has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health.

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Vermont

Salary- Private duty- $18-23 per hour, depending on shift (nights pay more than days, weekends pay more than weekdays). Visits- $75 per SOC, $40 per ROC or Super Visit, .52 cents per mile. Call is $150 per week (5 pm-8 am Mon-Thu, 5pm Fri-8AM Mon).

3. Benefits- Expensive health insurance ($700 per month for 2), 401K, dental, short-term disability, PTO.

4. Perks if any- Snacks at meetings, occasional bags.

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ctrn3478 has 1 years experience.

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South Shore suburbs and some neighbors of Boston, MA

Salarly- I work full time (not per diem or per visit) I get $28 an hour for a set 40 hrs a week. I am expected to see an average of 5-6 pts a day, we also are responsible for the majority of all of our pts case coordination and home health aide and LPN supervision as well...its a lot. Also this is new grad salary

Benefits- working for a small agency health insurance is offered but for a high price (i believe 400 a month) which i do not pay and get elsewhere. also offered vision and dental which i do use yet but will soon, i believe price is MUCH lower

Perks- nothing really...its been discussed about being provided with tablets once we go electronic soon (thank god) but im not sure if that will come through. I get $0.40 per mile. drive a newer jeep compass and this covers gas prices but not much more (such oil changes or maintenence). generally i claim 200-500 miles per 2 week pay period (some of my visits are 18-30 miles apart and must be seen in that order... :()

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