I am a nurse practitoner here with Life Line Community Health Care
I enjoy working for LLCHC, the pace is versatile there are days when your very busy and days when you are slow but overall it balances out.
Your day begins at 9 am and usually end at between 3:00 - 4:00 pm , There are some 1/2 days that begin at 9 am end around noonish or early afternoon,
but you are still compensated at your usually daily rate.
You see new people every day, Patient education with emphasis on Prevention and Screening is the primary focus,
Life Line Community Health Screening is a fairly new company offering Annual Wellness Visits to a vast number of small and
large communities. The NP is assigned a medical assist every day,
there are days when LLCHC is very slow and the medical assist helps the Life Line Screening Side out, but your Medical Assist is assigned to your side,
The position is very straight forward, but as a Nurse Practitioner you must be knowledgable in recommended Screening
and Prevention Measures, you must also be able to gather the information you receive from the participant and be able
to identify any gaps in care, or possible health care problems which may not have been identified, and educate the participant and notify the Primary Care Provider. ( The PCP is mailed a copy of the completed AWV if patient consents)
I do believe a Primary Care or Internal Medicine background or experience would be most beneficial for this position
but one can learn whats needed, as much of what we do and encounter is common, and repetitive, and this position does not require a steep learning curve.
You are able to see your scheduled sites 3 months out, NPs need to monitor their scheduled participant times they should mirror the Life Line Screening side, Early on when I first started there were a couple times when the Life Line Screening side finished at 12 noon and my last participant was at 4 pm, I never worked alone my medical assist had to remain with me, but still this is not idea,, But I will say this has improved, But I continue to watch my schedule and if any gaps, or significant differences exist between my schedule and the Life Line Screening schedule I notify the schedulers immediately,
There is travel involved, on average my commute is 45 minutes to an hour, ( traffic can be a factor and each region is different)
If your travel is over 3 hours you stay over night, The next day you will work a site that is closer to home, and the 4 times I have done over nights we did 1/2 days the second day and headed home early,,,
If considering a position with LLCCH I recommend you ask for a copy of the last few months of your perspective teams assignments for you
can get a feel of how the travel is you your region that's the best way to gauge it,,
But I can honestly say it does not bother me much, the company provides the Vehicle and Gas so if the idea of
travel does not bother you or interfere with you family or personal life then you should be fine.
There has been much talk on this site regarding the NPI number, I actually know that LLCHC have group numbers for a many states in which they operate. I have a license in Ohio and California, and in both states LLCHC have group numbers, According to an HR source I asked about this the few remaining states are in process, and should be coming soon. This is an example of what I meant about the company new and continuously evolving,,,
Things you need to be aware of
1. There is lifting is involved, you need to load and unload your vehicle daily, as well as set
up your tables on a daily basis, so you have to have some degree of physical fitness
2. This is a mobile unit, each LLCHC team has a Regional Manager, and the Corporate Headquarters are in Ohio, This role requires you have good Leadership and Problem solving skills, although your role is fairly straight forward you will need to keep the patient flow moving at a reasonable pace without compromising the quality of the participant interaction, and if any issues evolve you will need to navigate to an reasonable solution Overall the company has a good support structure in place, they answer emails fairly quickly, there are also phone numbers for support staff, and there is also a Team Leader on site on the Life Line Screening Side,
3. You will have to work well in groups, You will have to intereact and work with the Life Line Screening team,
The LLCHC consist of only the NP and Medical Assist, you will have to partake in the most basic aspects of the job such as preparing patient folders, making sure the files have necessary forms, and supplies are available, ( you order supplies once a month)
The medical assist is very helpful, I have 2 that work with me their both good, but I choose to work with my medical assist I try not to over delegate.
I hope this was helpful
Autonomy, Compensation, Working in diverse settings, Travel
NP position and organization new and still evolvng, For now only can see Medicare PPOs, depending on work location this can make for a very slow day