unpredictable, no sense of accomplishment or completion
RN Case Manager (Former Employee) – Augusta, GA – January 30, 2019
As others have mentioned, hospice care is rewarding to know you have helped a patient and family through a difficult time; however, the work is hard at times, the hours are inconsistent and unpredictable and there is never a sense of completion of tasks. If you prefer a predictable, structured job with time to take care of your own needs, this is not for you. Orientation, training and management are lacking. You basically are out there somewhere on your own with incomplete training and knowledge of processes and the support from the office is simply not there. If you thrive off of a pat on the back mentioned in a meeting with corporate toys and trinkets given for a job well done, then you may be fulfilled. If you like to be trained appropriately, have accountable management, know that your day is what you make it, have a sense of real appreciation, then you may reconsider. The work is horrendous at times and the more you do, the more you are given to do. Maybe other companies are structured differently, but it is a corporate push for patient census with desperate attempts to admit people at all cost for credit. Patient care takes a back seat to corporate management. Travel time is not reimbursed at national mileage rate. Patients located in very rural areas, up to over an hour away are admitted to keep a census up. The traveling long distances daily becomes dreadful quickly and occupies 3-4 hours of your day on one patient. It is not for everyone!
knowing you helped a patient
the employees and patients are numbers with unpredictable work