Horrible expectations of nurses. Huge patient overload.
RN (Current Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – February 28, 2017
As a part-time RN, I was given 8-11 patients per day in a 100-mile radius. These included admissions, recertifications, discharges or resumptions of care. We were to have our computer work for the visits turned in the same day. Full-time nurses sometimes had 15 patients assigned to them on one day. One day, one of the RNs had 19. It became comical. I spoke to my director, then went to her manager. It did no good. I then dropped down to PRN status and have hardly worked at all since because I can't stand the thoughts of the pressure. I am actively seeking another job. I have worked for 3 other home health companies in my career (d/t relocation) and this is by far the worst. Communication to nurses is horrible. No continuity of care. I could go on and on. I tried to correct issues, but the battle became too overwhelming. My salary was $40/visit for a regular visit, which sounds pretty good until you look at a 45 min trip one way to a patient's house, at least 45 min in the home, 30 min to next pt, then 30 min computer work. That's an average/regular visit. That only comes to $20/visit and I have been a nurse for 25 years??
The majority of the staff is friendly.
See above. Plus the salary quote below is not very accurate d/t being paid per diem.