Pros: one on one patient care, work/life balance, opportunity for growth
Cons: limited time with patients, heavy focus on sales, if you love to care for patients bedside...this may not be a good position
Every work day is different. Each morning I set out with an agenda and often have to be very creative and flexible to complete my goals. Half of my day or more is spent marketing to hospitals and home health agencies. When a hospital has a referral, I do a bedside teach with the patient on either IV infusion or enteral feedings, coordinate the home health needs, follow up with case manager and follow up with the patient once they are discharged.
I learned about sales and marketing to hospitals and other ancillary health providers. Learning to provide individualized case management based on the patients needs and insurance was fun and interesting. I really enjoyed getting to know the patients and resources in the community.
Management at Coram/CVS is supportive and constantly seeking new opportunities to educate its staff. My coworkers are a mix of pharmacy personnel, sales and marketing teams and fellow RN's. The staff are truly a team. One person's success is shared by everyone in the region with excitement.
The hardest part of the job is marketing. Sales is not my forte, but most of the nurses really enjoy the opportunity to pair nursing with marketing.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the flexibility for work/life balance. Having spent 9 years in the operating room, I found the schedule at Coram to be very flexible most of the time. The next most enjoyable part of my job is the opportunity to work one on one with each patient, developing their confidence in caring for themselves.