Home Infusion Nurse
(Female, Age 42) from ballwin, MO
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Home Infusion Nurse|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||2 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
BJC IS THE LARGEST EMPLOYER IN MO, ENCOMPASSING HOSPITALS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, HOME HEALTH, OCC HEALTH, ETC
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I WORK IN A BRANCH WHERE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS GO INTO THE PT HOME AND PROVIDED TEACHING, SKILLED NURSE ASSESSMENTS, AND WOUND/LINE CARE, ETC. IT IS A NURSING POSITION THAT PROVIDES A GREAT DEAL OF AUTONOMY AND IS REWARDING
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
AS I STATED BEFORE, THIS JOB IS POSITION WITH A LITTLE AUTONOMY. YOU DRIVE AROUND ALL DAY TO SEVERAL PT’S HOMES AND PROVIDE CARE. WONDERFUL DURING GOOD WEATHER, FINE IN BAD WEATHER. SOMETIMES UNSETTLING IN LESS THAN SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I LEAVE FROM HOME, DRIVE TO PT’S HOUSES–OCC. THEIR WORK SPACE, AND RETURN TO HOME. EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS OR SO, I GO TO THE OFFICE TO PICK UP SUPPLIES, CHECK MY MAIL BOX. OCC. WILL ATTEND A STAFF MEETING, GEN. MONTHLY. I FAX MY TIME SHEET WEEKLY. MY CHECK IS DIRECT DEPOSITED. I REC. MY SCHEDULE VIA A VOICE MAIL BOX THAT I CHECK NIGHTLY. FOR, THE MOST PART IT IS GREAT. AT TIMES I MISS THE COMRADERIE OF WORKING CLOSELY WITH OTHERS
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 1
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||GET UP, TODAY WEAR UNIFORM (THIS IS OPTIONAL, CAN DRESS SMART CASUAL) LOAD CARE WITH LAPTOP, LOG, PAPER WORK. CHECK ALL SUPPLIES. CHECK GAS TANK. BE AT 1ST PT AT 750AM AT HIS OFFICE (PAIN IN THE BEHIND TO FIND PARKING). DRAW BLOOD, DO VITAL SIGNS, ASSESS PT. LOG TIME/INFORMATION IN BOOK|
|8am to 9am||RUSH TO NEXT PT 27 MILES, TRAFFIC!, MUST DRAW THIS PTS BLOOD BETWEEN 830-900. DO LABS, WOUND CARE. PT HAS TEMP–DRAW EXTRA LABS, CALL MD, SEND PT TO MD OFFICE. LOG INFO, UPDATE OFFICE, SPOUSE.|
|9am to 10am||THIS PT IS 84 YO, MUST TEACH TO DO OWN IV ANTIBIOTIC. PT ANXIOUS. EXPECTED VISIT TIME OF 45 MIN TURNED INTO 1 1/2HR. AND SCHEDULE ADD’T VISIT FOR AM TO REVIEW. LOG INFO|
|10am to 11am||CAN’T SEE NEXT PT FOR 2 HRS AS THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE. KILL TIME AT OLD NAVY ETC…NOT PAID BY THE HR, JUST BY THE VISIT–SO WASTING TIME, BUT PT IS NEAR THIS PT, SO SILLY TO DRIVE THE 30 MILES HOME TO JUST TURN AROUND…|
|11am to 12pm||….STILL WASTING TIME…|
|12pm to 1pm||PT ARRIVED HOME LATE…MAKING ME LATE TO NEXT PT (HATE BEING LATE). ANTIBIOTIC ADMINISTERED, LINE CARE PROVIDED. QUESTIONS ANSWERED. LOG INFO|
|1pm to 2pm||AT PT FOR CHEMOTHERAPY DISCONNECT–FAMILY ALL HOVERING VERY NERVOUS..USUALLY A 15-20 MIN VISIT AND SCHEDULED AS SUCH, BUT WITH OBVIOUS ANXIETY OF FAMILY TOOK THE NEXT 1 HR TO ADDRESS CONCERNS RE: NEW CANCER DIAGNOSIS, CHEMOTHERAPY, ETC. BY END OF VISIT FAMILY, PT MUCH CALMER..VERY APPRECIATIVE, STATED THEY REALLY HAD LITTLE UNDERSTAND OF WHAT TO EXPECT DOWN THE ROAD…A REMINDER OF WHAT THIS JOB IS ALL ABOUT..TIME WELL SPENT. LOG INFO|
|2pm to 3pm||LAST PT, LINE CARE DSG CHANGE. PT A TALKER..NO PROB–SO AM I 🙂 LOG INFO LAB RESULTS FROM FIRST PT IN, THESE CALLED TO MD OFFICE|
|3pm to 4pm||AT HOME. HAVE COURIER PICK THE LABS FROM MY HOUSE INSTEAD OF DROPPING AT THE HOSPITAL. WALK MY DOG. MAKE HUSBAND TEA, TEENS LEMONADE. HUSBAND TO MAKE DINNER. DOC CALLED BACK RE FIRST PT LAB RESULTS…PT CALLED TO INFORM HIM WHAT MEDS TO CHANGE..|
|4pm to 5pm||BETWEEN 5-6PM CALL TO GET PT LIST FOR NEXT DAY. PUT THE ADDRESSES IN YAHOO…MAP OUT MY TREK FOR TOMORROW..CALL EA PT..HAVE TO CHANGE DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND TREK AS MINE DOES NOT COINCIDE WITH EA PT SCHEDULE..GET LAB SUPPLIES AND PAPER WORK WRITTEN FOR THE NEXT DAYS PTS…BEGIN CHARTING IN THE COMPUTER EA OF THE NURSES NOTES FOR EA PT VISIT I HAD TODAY…|
|5pm to 6pm||STILL CHARTING ON LAPTOP CALL MADE TO 84 YO PT AND WIFE TO SEE IF ALL IS GOING WELL…LENGTHY CONVERSATION|
|6pm to 7pm||STILL CHARTING WHILE WATCHING MY PRIMETIME SHOWS WITH HUSBAND..CATCHING UP WITH HS KIDS INFO…|
|7pm to 8pm||STILL CHARTING ON LAPTOP… CALL REC’D FROM THE 84 YO PT ABOUT ALARM ON HIS PUMP–PT ACTUALLY SUPPOSED TO CALL THE ONCALL NURSE, BUT HAS MY PHONE NUMBER IN THE CALLER ID…|
|8pm to 9pm||STILL CHARTING ON LAPTOP…|
|9pm to 10pm||STILL CHARTING ON LAPTOP… STILL HAVE LITTLE CHARTING LEFT TO DO, BUT WILL FINISH TOMORROW…|
|10pm to 11pm||1045 PM…BED|
|11pm to 12am|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
NO STILL TRYING TO NAIL DOWN MY CAREER PLAN
What are your current career goals?
EVENTUALLY, PROB. BE IN A TEACHING ENVIRONMENT
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
NEED MORE NURSES…QUALITY!
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||CONTRACT NURSE||33-50.00 HR||ON CALL LAST MIN. GO TO HOSPITALS WITH NURSE SHORTAGE FOR THE DAY.|
|Prior Job 2||STAFF NURSE||3YRS||28-30.00 HR||STAFF NURSE|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.?
|3.?||TRIDENT TECH COLLEGE||ADN|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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