Pros: avp always bought lunch on thursday's
Cons: poor management, lack of leadership and employees without formal educations, making decisions that they have no business in doing...
This homecare agency is a joke. The computers they provide employees to perform their job duties are old junky refurbished computers and monitors that malfunction at any time. The office environment. The Branch I worked at, the Director allowed 3 employees run the operations and these 3 women, lack a formal education in Nursing, in Business Management – more... and because of poor management, excellent staff have resigned or just left because the Director allows the Billing Coordinator who walks around the office bossing other staff members in a Management Position.
Now, I was a Director at another home care agency, so I know exactly how the home care business is operated. Can I say this Director, highly intimidated by my personal appearance, my knowledge and fearful that I would take her job, becuase of her poor job performance as a Director.
I would encourage any RN, PT, OT not to apply to any of their positions. Senior Home Care doesn't care about patient's and they definitely do not care about the employee, unless you are best friends, like this Director was the best friend of the Billing Coordinator, so naturally they gossiped on the job about who they liked and who they didn't like. The Billing Coordinator is the BIG TROUBLE MAKER in this group.
Also, I was demoted and defamation of my professional nursing character was shamed in front of the entire office staff by this Director. I would not hire this RN as a Director or even a RN at a hospital. She can't even remember the taks and emails she has sent to you for explanation about a patient or clinician situation.
And the Process Measure/Outcomes for this agency that are publicly reported are very poor. The office work environment, ladies without education who are lazy pass the work onto another person. A sick sick sick unhealthy environment and all of this was caused by ths Director who will hire those that aren't very bright, so she can shine, but when you have a Nurse like me show up on the scene, ready and prepared to Audit charts as if I was a State Health Inspector for homecare in the state of Florida, I know my Medicare Regulations and of course, naturally I was ignored because that would make me shine and the company administration eventually would have recognized it because all the data of my Auditing an Oasis is definitely accurate and follows all CMS guidelines, ICD-9 Coding guidelines, as well as Oasis C guidelines. Yet this Director did not appreciate that I came to the table with a goal in mind to improve the agencies outcomes.
Well that just goes to show you, you don't have to have experience to be hired on as a Director, what you need is just to know someone in the company so, word of mouth can get you the job, even though you are not qualified to perform such job duties.
So, no I would highly recommend to stay away fro Senior Home Care. – less