I just started a home health job part time as I am trying to find other options as an RN. The actual nursing part of home health I enjoy alot actually, but idk if it's just me, but is anyone else who's doing home health have unpredictable pt loads and schedules?
The company (very small company) that hired me usually would have the manager text me the day before and go "oh can you see X pt today" and usually I can accommodate, but it fills me with so much anxiety about making plans cause if I know they are gonna do that I can't. THEN there are days I don't get any messages and filling the day up with trivial things feels so unproductive.
Then if I have to say no, because I did try to fill my day up and it ends up the pt can't meet me due to a conflict in our schedule, I feel terrible for saying no to the boss that I won't be able to. I keep thinking the boss will look negatively at me
It's my first job outside of school, and I just want to be a good worker, but this lack of stable pts and unpredictability is a bit unsettling. Any advice would be appreciated