Home Health Nurse (Current Employee) – Walla Walla, WA – July 16, 2016
A day in the life of a home health nurse begins with a visit to the office. After accessing my weekly schedule and coordinating my day with other disciplines involved (physicians, physical therapists, home health aides, etc.), I review the number of new referrals in the queue. Once I have confirmed my patient visits and touch base with my supervisor/co-workers, I organize my nursing bag and obtain supplies needed for each patient visit. Being a home health nurse has helped me practice how to think creatively, be timely, and organized when scheduling and coordinating patient care. With the help and guidance of my co-workers and supervisors I have learned the medical charting system, refined my nursing skills, learned how to better communicate between disciplines, and obtained time management skills. I appreciate the ability to see the progress in each patient from the time of admit through to discharge from home health services. The highlight of holding this position are the relationships I have built with my patients whom I see on a weekly/monthly basis, and the mutual trust and respect that has grown between us. A challenge that I have experienced as a home health nurse is the increased number of referrals and the decrease number of staff. The inability to work 12-hour shifts or over-time makes it difficult to be able to meet every patient's needs in a timely manner as preferred/expected. Having grown attached to the patient's I have case managed I understand the time and dedication each person needs in addition to the nursing skills provided. I'm grateful for the opportunitymore... to have been a case manager and chance to learn how to provide holistic care to each individual patient. As I continue to grow and refine my nursing skills I would like to continue providing direct patient care and the flexibility to work overtime and/or work 12-hour shifts.less
Mon.- Fri. day shifts, every other weekends you have off and most holiday's, direct patient care, independent scheduling of patient visits, supportive co-workers and supervisor's.
Unable to work 12hr shifts or overtime, short staffed and increased patient load, increase in number of referrals, inability to work overtime to meet patients needs as often as preferred/needed
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Walla Walla, WA – April 22, 2016
I wasnt employed long enough to really review this company. I quit after confrontation with my supervisor. I did enjoy some of the coworkers i had, but didn't experience to much. I only worked for this company for six weeks.
former employee (Former Employee) – Walla Walla, WA – April 26, 2014
General hospital used to be about God and his mission. With current changes that is no longer a mission. I used to love working there gave my life to that place but I received no respect in the end. I wish the best for the few dedicated people that still work there
Freelance Writer (Current Employee) – Walla Walla, WA – August 29, 2013
Since I work remotely, I currently have limited exposure to the work environment. However, having worked at WWGH in the past in a different capacity, I know that it is a pleasant place to work with professional employees and management.