Company with good compensation/benefits, poor work/life balance.
Pros: patient care
Cons: too much work at home
On a typical day, I arrive at the office to research my assignment by 8:30am. I then prioritize my patients, and place phone calls to them to inform them of the time in which I plan to visit. I travel to visit with patients, sometimes well over 100 miles per day, and still am able to visit with each patient. I perform assessments, PICC care, Port care, infusions, draw labs, educate, perform data entry, make phone calls to physicians and pharmacists, make phone calls to the office to verify/confirm medication labels and pump settings. I have learned time management from this job. We have new management and they have implemented some changes. We have a top notch group of nurses, and we all work as a team. The hardest part of this job is the poor work/life balance. This job takes far too much time away from my family. As one can imagine, driving all those miles, seeing patients, making lab runs, etc, doesn't allow for time to chart. Charting is done at home during the week and on weekends. The most enjoyable part of the job is the actual hands on nursing that I do. I enjoy helping my patients and knowing that I have made a difference.