THE most frustrating job ever!!
Home Care RN (Former Employee) – Burbank, CA – February 12, 2019
Home care patients go home from the hospital so sick and are NEVER discharged with the required supplies for the first home visit! Providence management feeds you a line in orientation about the patient coming first, but not in home care! Then management tells the staff that “It’s only going to get worse, not better”! Great morale booster!!
Unrealistic expectations are put on nurses to chart in “real-time” and have all charting done by 4:30... you know, for work/life balance of course!! Yeah, right.. after driving long distances in LA traffic, struggling to case manage patients when you can’t get through to a physician, and then be told you can’t work overtime... Oh except you’d better sync your computer at night & call your patients to set up visit times, then do it again in the morning because something has inevitably changed... YUP, and all of that’s OFF the clock!! It’s a freaking 24/7 position!! New boss Is checking times some nurses chart in the evening (actually only on the ones they want to fire) and then write them up for it while their colleagues are being held to a different standard. Why don’t you check every nurse’s computer?? Unbelievable!!
Honestly, who would even sign up for a home care job if it weren’t for the flexibility?? NOBODY!! I hope Providence is prepared to lose some pretty fantastic nurses, because they deserve better, and so do the patients!!
Some nice coworkers, some lethal
Pathetic amount of paperwork with OASIS!! Micromanaged to the max!