I work in a hospital but also want to do private duty nursing to be my second job. IS that possible. What do i have to do for that? Does anyone know?
Jan 23, '07
Home care jobs can be found in the local newspaper. If you want the benefits of structure and whatever "backup" is avail, as well as the convenience of a regular paycheck with all the deductions taken out by the employer, probably you should go through a home health agency. Many people start out working for a home health agency, then go private duty from there. Good way to get your feet on the ground. Agencies will have a "buy out" clause, if your client wants to buy out your contract. The client pays a fee (a percentage of your yearly agency salary; and you may be required to pay a penalty to your agency). There are advantages/disadvantages to both ways of working in the home. I have done both, and prefer to have an employer. For one thing, I can change cases when I want or need to. Also, there are other personnel to help with problems. Some nurses find home care cases from their hosp jobs: i.e. take care of newborn in NICU, continue w/pt and family when infant goes home, they will work with or without agency, depending on the circumstances. Good luck. Hope you find something that works well for you.