Start of care RN (Former Employee) – Mt. Pleasant, SC – October 5, 2015
As an admission nurse for Amedisys, my typical day would start with 3-4 possible admissions that had not been confirmed. After contacting the possible admissions, I would report to my supervisor whom were willing to be seen and whom were ineligible for services per insurance policies. Management would then attempt to locate other patients to be seen as revisits, recerts, or resuptions. After starting my day at 8am, most days my patient care would not begin until 11 or 12 in the afternoon leaving me in the field until 5pm or later. After returning home, I would spend 2-3 hours a night finishing charting on patients seen that day and sending reports to all staff involved in the patients care. When issues were brought to managements attention, complaints were never addressed to my knowledge and supervisors began criticizing my work and time management. One supervisor spoke to me and informed me that this was due to my "rocking the boat". The company seems more concerned with their bottom line than their patient care. During my employment with Amedisys, I injured my right shoulder tearing some ligaments requiring surgery in June. On July 31, 2015, I received a letter from Amedisys stating my position was filled and that my insurance had ended. The letter also contained a bill stating I owed the company over $2,000.00 for equipment that I had in my possession.