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Question about doing pediatric home health PRN

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by Humbled_Nurse Humbled_Nurse (Member)

Humbled_Nurse works as a RN-NICU.

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So how does working PRN for home health work?  Are you required to work a certain amount of hours per week?  Can you tell the agency when you are available?  Is it an option to not work for several weeks and then work a lot some weeks?

If it matters it would be pediatric home health.  I currently work PT in the NICU.    Just looking for something to do on the side for extra money.

Thanks!!

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River&MountainRN has 3 years experience.

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It really depends on your agency, but usually private duty type home health is either feast or famine. There are either a bunch of cases with a bunch of hours that you can choose from and match your availability well...or all of the "leftover" cases that no one wants due to family dynamics, unsafe neighborhoods, undesirable hours (extremely short or extremely long), long commute, etc. I highly recommend that, if you get in on a good case, you don't leave them for several weeks weeks at a time while they still need coverage...good/wonderful cases are in high demand and other nurses will willingly pick up your hours that you're no longer working.

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Humbled_Nurse works as a RN-NICU.

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Thanks River&MountainRN.  

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