Pros: independence, pay, flexibility, one on one time with patients
Cons: limited healthcare, limited paid time off, no increase in compensation as we are paid by unit pay
After working in an orthopedic medical/surgical unit I had decided to apply for a home health care agency still under the umbrella of Premier Health Partners. I enjoy the day to day interaction with the patients I case manage in their home environment as I work with them to increase their independence at home and decrease the likelihood they will be going back to the hospital. I enjoy the flexible scheduling, the one on one interaction with my patients and the education that Premier has allowed me. The most difficult part of my job is ensuring that my charting is up to the changing standards of Medicare/Medicaid; however we have a department that is responsible to communicating with field clinicians specifically about Medicare/Medicaid paperwork.