Pros: loved my patients!
Cons: everything else!
You first start out in orientation, which is about 4 weeks, then you are out on your own. Hourly rate was good to have at that time, at least you are making money at that point. Then you are switched to the per visit rate, which varies, depending on the type of visit it is: admission, discharge, recertification, resumption of care. Also, I was hired as a full-time Psych Nurse, but mostly received Med-Surg patients; you get paid more for psych visits than medical ones. Was not told by management that this would be the case, and when it was brought to their attention, they corrected me that I HAD to do both. If you have a gas guzzling vehicle, forget about applying, as they only compensate $0.40 per mile, based on the companies assessment of your mileage and not actual mileage. Also, the amount of work involved is WORSE that hospital documentation standards and you work WAY past your shift trying to complete the massive amounts of data required to collected on ALL visits. Poorly organized from the top to the bottom, but staff is friendly, at times. If you can work for this company, consider case management, as it is part of the job, whether you have experience in it or not.