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Sammie

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  1. Sammie

    job interview Friday

    Hi Well Monday was a call that an emergency had come up on Friday. So we agreed to try again this Thursday. I will cross fingers and toes and let everyone know
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    job interview Friday

    Hello The company rep. never called me at home as planned. This was a pre-employement interview, no set job. I triple checked and their confirmation email listed time date etc. Not a good sign.........
  3. Sammie

    job interview Friday

    Hello The company rep. never called me at home as planned. This was a pre-employement interview, no set job. I triple checked and their confirmation email listed time date etc. Not a good sign.........
  4. Sammie

    job interview Friday

    Thanks to everyone this is a spooky and exciting time for me as a nurse. I teach computer use here at work so I am comfortable with the PC's. Are any of the jobs part time? Or are they all full time.
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    job interview Friday

    Hello ladies and gents. I have a phone interview with Intellicare this Friday. Any tips for good questions you would ask??? I have 23 years of nursing a mix of hospital, home health with quality improvement and teaching. Relocating to another state and hope this will be a job I could do at home either until we settle or just like it and keep it. I am used to a quick pace and home health care nurses are giving phone support daily. I thank anyone with tips/comments. Many thanks
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    ?moving to Sedona from Mass

    Hi I am thinking of relocating from the Boston area to Sedona with my family. I have been in home health for the past ten years. Any work for me?? Thanks
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    Moving to Sedona Arizona from Mass

    Thanks for the feedback, we are flying back out in April to make sure we are not nuts. Plan on renting short term before we buy a house.
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    How is home care in Arizona?

    Hi I am thinking of relocating from the Boston area to Sedona with my family. I have been in home health for the past ten years. Any work for me?? Thanks
  9. Okay My husband and I want to relocate. Has anyone worked as a nurse in the Sedona area? I have been a nurse in home health care for the past ten years. Before that I worked for 7 years in the hospital, I would rather starve than go back to hospital nursing after so many years out. Has anyone done such a crazy thing?? We are flying out to look at houses, but we both need to work. Help is greatlyappriciated.
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    RN's Pronouncing Death

    Hi In Mass. home care nurses do pronoucements only for "expected death in the home" patients. They have to have current DNRs and documentation of patient/family and MD agreement that terminal care needs will be addressed by the VNA. This is usually for our patients who refuse hospice and/or use our pallitative care program. We made sure we had the state law, our state nurse practice act and a current policy. We also have Comfort Care which the MD can order from their office, the band stays on and it is respected by EMT's as a patient based DNR. Nice program for families and patients who wish to be left alone. My grandad took a Sharpie marker and wrote DNR on his chest during his last hospital stay, he wanted to make sure "no fool doctor thumped my chest".
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    RN admit coordinator

    Hello I have been a home care nurse since 1987. I need to work part time and the local and very well recommended nursing home has a 25 hour RN admit coordinator post open. My interview is Thursday. Any ?? I should ask. I am leaving home care because part time jobs are getting cut, we are in real money trouble and may close. I have been working staff and in quality improvement. Thanks everyone for your comments.
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    mds

    Thanks for you help I went in today notebook in hand. They have around 300 beds, half Medicare, short term. The last MDS nurse left because of the communte. Only one MDS nurse, and they said it would be 40 hrs salary and expect overtime when they bill, then you can take comp. Training offered was a day at another LTC with an MDS nurse. It sounds like this is a job for more than one person. I think I will stay in home health for now (the devil I know..) Nice chatting! :) :)
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    Camp Sick-a-lot?

    My son is 12 and an only child. He loves camp, he tells me it's the only time he can be surrounded by boys and do boy things like sports, swimming, yelling, running around. Boy this kid loves camp. It is not cheap but the letters home are great! He does overnight camp for two weeks. All mom and dad can stand, we miss him. Please they do not sleep at overnight camp, having too much fun talking... Then day camp the rest of summer because mom works and no way will he hang out at home. He loves the YMCA camp, and yes they do make sure they wash hands, keep food/drink clean and cold etc. I send him with body wash, and he knows mom's a nurse so he washes after the bathroom. I never went to camp, no money, we drove my mom nuts :) Nice chatting..
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    mds

    Greetings I am a home health nurse interviewing next week for an MDS postion. Have read past posts here and have a question for you LTC experts out there. What is a good question to ask them, for example how many patients do they have, will I be the only MDS nurse... I have been in QI in home care and have PPS/RAP etc experience. I am wondering what the pay rate is out there, I know home health does not pay a lot but no way will I return to acute care. Any thoughts are welcome.Thanks!
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    mds

    Greetings I am a home health nurse interviewing next week for an MDS postion. Have read past posts here and have a question for you LTC experts out there. What is a good question to ask them, for example how many patients do they have, will I be the only MDS nurse... I have been in QI in home care and have PPS/RAP etc experience. I am wondering what the pay rate is out there, I know home health does not pay a lot but no way will I return to acute care. Any thoughts are welcome.Thanks!
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