Busy and sometimes stressful work environment, like all nursing positions. Nonetheless, Bayada Home Health is an excellent employer to work for
PER DIEM HOME HEALTH NURSE (Current Employee) – Woodbury, NJ – November 4, 2017
Management and Staff very knowledgeable, professional, courteous and friendly. Everyone a team player. Clients (Patients and their families) are a top priority. Excellent working environment. Excellent training and education resources.
Often long distance driving between patients/clients causes a great deal of wear and tear on one's car, that "mileage" never covers for even minor auto repairs/service.
No compensation given for driving to and from a nurse's first and last patient seen. RN employees often live in a different county, which requires considerable driving time and mileage. The coverage area of my office/team encompasses Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties. A very large area that covers 1,377.13 square miles. I often drive a total of 97+ miles per day that I work, driving to my patients' homes and back to my own home.
Staff/Field Nurses are paid on a "points" system, i.e., each patient equals one point ($37.00) per visit. An hourly rate would be more fair and equitable. With Start of Care (SOC), which is a new admission to home care, the visit can take almost two hours. Add an another 3-4 hours of post visit documentation and phone calls to physicians & surgeons, et.al., and it can turn out to be a very long day.