More work than compensation (long hours of charting and communication, often unpaid); Poor management of personnel, office is disorganized; Turnover!
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – New Albany, MS – November 15, 2013
I have had a horrible experience with Gentiva. I knew I was taking a salary cut, but it was going to be worth it (in theory) because I would have a flexible schedule and be home with my family more. Ha. My paycheck was cut by 2/3. My schedule is somewhat flexible, but must be changed with a phone call. And those hours at home are spent documenting, communicating, changing, correcting, and re-doing way too much. My kids hardly ever see me any more. Office personnel do not effectively communicate with each other or the field staff. Complaints are brushed off or rote explanations are given, but nothing changes (to the positive). This company pays their field nurses less than 1/5 of what they charge the patient/insurance for visits. NO training is given, employees basically "wing it" until they figure out (through trial and error and fixing their mistakes) what's going on. That is NOT effective use of time. A few minutes of real training is much more cost-effective than a few minutes of correcting a mistake that never should have been made. I could go on, but since I have nothing positive to add, it would be inundating. I love the patients, but I also have bills to pay.
i don't have to get up at 4:30 am anymore, and i still love my patients!