On day one the hostility was palpable. Very chilly underwhelming welcome. Half way through my first day I learned from the SW that the previous Chaplain was charged and convicted and jailed for child molestation. Hence the hostility. The Director of Operations glibly stated that they could not have warned me as it was an HR issue. ( That was false) – more... I was deceived from the start and from then on. The majority of the staff projected their I'll feelings about previous Chaplain on me. I was doomed to start but felt would try since God brought me here. The director and some others became intense bullies. After 6 months I realized MY time had come to point of diminishing returns. Future Chaplains look else where as this group is not receptive so I dusted off my feet and moved on. – less
Amedisys grew too quick and trampled its employees along the way.
Business Intelligence (BI) Developer (Former Employee), Baton Rouge, LA – September 16, 2014
Pros: growth industry
Cons: zero corporate structure with regards to mgmt, salary, hire/fire practices
Amedisys bought too many home health companies too quick and their employees suffered along the way. There are no salary ranges. Two employees with the same job could have massive pay discrepancies. Executive leadership just hires and fires at will. This was my experience at least at the the corporate office. Not sure about the clincal side. The HR – more... dept is weak and has no say over hiring/firing practices. – less
Case Manager (Former Employee), Ozark, AL – September 2, 2014
Pros: style of nursing. hands on
You are on your own. You must take and make calls while trying to get from point A to point B. Very important to take calls timely and hope that it is the doctor but Dred it is the doctor because you have no where to pull off! LOL! And, they are busy people so they cannot hold or call back! That is the toughest part of each day! And, Lord do not let – more... anyone at home need anything! That is like throwing a wrench into the mix.
Your days can be short on the road (very unlikely) or long. You may eat in your car (the majority of the time). You will be up long hours charting on the patients you saw........because, no, you do not have time in the house to do all the charting you need to do.
I absolutely loved the one on one care of patients and family in this setting of their home. You fall in love with each one of them. This will out weigh all that you have to do. I loved the versatility of this job and being able to use every skill I have learned through the years. +++
The office workers for supplies, information and scheduling try to work with you and they have deadlines and their set of responsibilities also.
Traffic is not kind. No matter what you do or where you are, people are in a hurry and will plow you down. Someone hit me in my new FJ Cruiser and tipped the scale of loving this type of nursing. – less
Secretary/Office Assistant (Former Employee), Tuscaloosa, AL – August 28, 2014
Pros: breakfast; very laid-back environment
Cons: no windows; paper cuts!
Amedisys was a great place with great people! The leadership was very outgoing and professional, and it genuinely felt they cared for their employees' well-being. The work- which was filing patient, doctor, and therapist records into files and organizing them- was simple and somewhat redundant, but you could always find something to do! I would recommend – more... this position to anyone in need of a part-time job in high school or college! – less
LPN (Former Employee), Knoxville, TN – August 20, 2014
Poor organizational skills,not focused on patient care, more concerned about number of clients, high turn over in nurses. The joy in my job was my patients and trying to meet there needs and gain there trust, but the amount of computer work was very overwhelming
Admissions Coordinator (Current Employee), Baton Rouge, LA – August 19, 2014
Cons: healthcare is expensive
Amedisys is a nice comfortable place to work. There is never ending knowledge advancement opportunities. The environment is very warm and co-workers are like family. It's easy to get comfortable. There is never a shortage of work and always room for skill growth.
Nurse (Former Employee), Anniston, AL – August 19, 2014
The company was a good company several years ago, then, all they started focusing on money money money and nothing else not the employes or patients. Management is awful and expects you to give 120%, when they give 50%. I would not recommend this company to anyone.
Case Manager (Current Employee), Brandon, FL – August 14, 2014
I have been working PRN for Amedisys for 5 years and have always been treated fairly. I choose the days I can work, how many patients I can see in one day and what type of service is needed. I feel Ihave always been treated fairly and will continue to work for them as long as I can. I have learned a lot about cace management of the patients I am caring – more... for, as well a medicare regulations. The hardest part of the job is the follow up with the doctors and getting return phone calls in a timely manner. But the most enjoyable part of my job is to see the patients accept the teaching I provide and to watch them improve and get well. – less
Business Office Specialist (Former Employee), Melbourne, FL – August 7, 2014
Pros: the things that i learned for advancement
Cons: when management chanded
Processed state forms, opened and got Medicare license for another office that was being opened. Supply orders for medical supplies and office supplies. inventory on the supplies. scheduling for field staff. physicians orders and faxing for signature. Payroll and training.
Nursing (Former Employee), North Central WV – August 5, 2014
Pros: nurses who truly cared and bent over backwards for the patients
Cons: computers, no compassion from management, poor scheduling of patient's in relation to drive distance, grouping patient's that live closely to one another, etc.
Computer system out of date, with computers that are older than myself. Assignments would average 7/8 a day and drive time would be as much as 6 hours also. The hours worked in the day were very unpredictable, but management didn't care. Just no missed visits. Unable to make reasonable money for the wear and tear on the vehicle, time spent in office – more... with IT, and driving an hour from one patient to another. When management notified of inability to see all on schedule, response was, "it's got to be done, figure it out." Although it was hard to find anyone in the office before 8am or after 4:50pm. Respect for the people in the field was not present. I could not believe when they stated confusion on why there is a huge turnover rate. On top of spending hours in the field, it is also required that the clinician log on at certain times of day to complete conference call, and training. This in not reasonable. These sessions should be recorded and available for staff to compete when they have the time. Especially those who are only per-diem and work at other facilities. This is just another example of a fail on the upper management team and how they do not take into consideration time management for their field personal. Flexibility is not present at all, which was how the job was originally sold to me. I guess it was my misunderstanding, I was the one who was required to be extremely flexible to meet their needs. I gave the company more stars for job retention due to the fact the turn over rate is huge and they are always needing people. – less