Many new grads start this job but with the lack of training and throwing clients onto new nurses, it has causes a high turnover rate. Many of which going back to work in hospital. There are simply not enough nurses as when just ONE nurse is off, everyone else is overloaded with clients and there is no work/life balance. This not only take a toll on the individual but affects the care that they provide. Although you are working independently, your supervisor, desk coordinator, other colleagues, and resource team are a phone call away. Organizational skills and time management is a must as you need to review your schedule, call clients to confirm your visits, connect with the right people when you need to. This job can cause major burnout and self care is something that you need to consider when working in a job like this. Day shifts often go into the evening, and evening shifts often go late into the night. Also require overnight oncall shifts
Also lots of unpaid work - including admissions, talking to the care providers, Completing paperwork only to have the client discharged. Hasn't switched over to electronic charting.
Poor pay, disorganized, poor work/life balance, sometime poor communication between nurse and office, lots of unpaid work