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Pediatric Private Duty Cases

Specializes in Home Care.

I just recently started a long term pediatric private duty case. This case is Monday through Friday 2:30pm to 10:30pm. My patient is 10 years old and will be with this company until she dies or whatever may happen. The client resides 30 minutes away from my home. I am so excited to be working again. I just thought I'd share my joy.

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics.

This is wonderful! I'm so glad for you.

Dg90339, LVN

Specializes in Home Care.

10 hours ago, Kitiger said:

This is wonderful! I'm so glad for you.

Thank you Kitiger.

Dg90339, LVN

Specializes in Home Care.

On 6/28/2019 at 9:47 PM, Dg90339 said:

I just recently started a long term pediatric private duty case. This case is Monday through Friday 2:30pm to 10:30pm. My patient is 10 years old and will be with this company until she dies or whatever may happen. The client resides 30 minutes away from my home. I am so excited to be working again. I just thought I'd share my joy.

By the way I am a LVN.

I'm inquiring to work as a private duty nurse. Concierge Nursing Direct requests I get a business license. Any feedback on proper way to fill out application in CA? I'm getting different instructions re local city office and CNDirect...

Dg90339, LVN

Specializes in Home Care.

2 minutes ago, mth422 said:

I'm inquiring to work as a private duty nurse. Concierge Nursing Direct requests I get a business license. Any feedback on proper way to fill out application in CA? I'm getting different instructions re local city office and CNDirect...

Why would you need a business license? As long as you have your license transferred to California that's all you'd need.

Dg90339, LVN

Specializes in Home Care.

3 minutes ago, Dg90339 said:

Why would you need a business license? As long as you have your license transferred to California that's all you'd need.

I work doing private duty through a company. Some call it home health care while others say private duty.

Dg90339, LVN

Specializes in Home Care.

Update: I no longer work for this case mentioned above. I still work for the company that gave me the case mentioned above but now work for a new family. I've been working for this new family for a month as of now.😃😃

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics.

I like to always work in at least two families. That way, if one is unavailable, I still have current hours. Unavailable can mean a vacation, a hospitalization, they moved away, or my client died.

Unavailable can also mean that the parents want a different nurse. It happens. It's happened to me three times, although one of those times, it wasn't against me; it was because the parents wanted a specific nurse, and we couldn't both work at the same time.

Dg90339, LVN

Specializes in Home Care.

15 hours ago, Kitiger said:

I like to always work in at least two families. That way, if one is unavailable, I still have current hours. Unavailable can mean a vacation, a hospitalization, they moved away, or my client died.

Unavailable can also mean that the parents want a different nurse. It happens. It's happened to me three times, although one of those times, it wasn't against me; it was because the parents wanted a specific nurse, and we couldn't both work at the same time.

I have been a LVN for five years. For most of those years I didn't have a car, so all I really could do was pediatric nursing because the companies didn't require me to have car. I have been let go of cases because the family didn't feel comfortable with me taking caring of their child and that's what the company would tell me with some cases and others I didn't know why I was let go. Once I got a car I was given more permenant cases.

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics.

Without a car, how did you get to work? My kiddos live all over, some in the city, but many out in the boondocks. I've had very few that I could have gotten to without a car.

Once you got a car, I'm sure a lot more opportunities opened up.

Dg90339, LVN

Specializes in Home Care.

17 hours ago, Kitiger said:

Without a car, how did you get to work? My kiddos live all over, some in the city, but many out in the boondocks. I've had very few that I could have gotten to without a car.

Once you got a car, I'm sure a lot more opportunities opened up.

I would get to work by taking the bus. Once I got a car I was given more permenant cases.

On 10/1/2019 at 2:56 PM, Dg90339 said:

Why would you need a business license? As long as you have your license transferred to California that's all you'd need.

I have worked private.duty for an agency that hired independent contractors. Some agencies take less liability that way. Although I dont know about CA.

SirJohnny

Specializes in LTC & Private Duty Pediatrics.

I have a regular four night a week account, and then float the other two or three nights. Sometimes, I will grab an evening shift on an easy kid. I do not like to chase kids around, so don't work day shift.

Usually good for 50 to 60 hours a week.

Gotta work overtime if you expect to make any $$, as rates are super low ($25/hour with no benefits and no shift differentials / weekend differentials).

Dg90339, LVN

Specializes in Home Care.

On 10/17/2019 at 5:47 PM, SirJohnny said:

I have a regular four night a week account, and then float the other two or three nights. Sometimes, I will grab an evening shift on an easy kid. I do not like to chase kids around, so don't work day shift.

Usually good for 50 to 60 hours a week.

Gotta work overtime if you expect to make any $$, as rates are super low ($25/hour with no benefits and no shift differentials / weekend differentials).

So basically you work 6 to 7 nights at $25 an hour which is good. I work 5 days a week at $22 an hour and I bring home $3214 a month which is decent. This job is the most I have made doing pediatric private duty. I too also do not have benefits because this company is Medicaid funded so I have to get outside health insurance. I do not get paid time and a half for holidays. I do have sick pay but I only get 2 hours every paycheck so per month 4 hours of sick leave accumulate.

On 10/16/2019 at 12:19 PM, redtiger said:

I have worked private.duty for an agency that hired independent contractors. Some agencies take less liability that way. Although I dont know about CA.

Thank you for sharing. I do not know how independent contracting works.

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