Community Nursing

Jaime - posted on 08/04/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Just wondering if anyone has ever worked out in the community as a nurse doing home visits?



I am about to start a brand new full time community nurse job working with VON (victorian order of nurses) I am heading up the palliative team, giving home visit support (drsg changes, meds, pronouncing death, PPSM etc..) Benefits are I can make my own hours (around the girls school/dance schedules) straight days and only 1out of 4 weekends!! Rate of pay isn't the same as the hospital but I am getting full benefits and paid vacation weeks. The benefits is huge for us, because we were paying privately $300 a month.

I was a community nurse when I first graduated but only for about 6 months before I went into hospital nursing. Just looking for some tips..........

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Sharlene - posted on 01/26/2012

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I haven't tried it ,Plus I dont think that field of nursing would suite me

Jaime - posted on 09/29/2009

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Thanks Deb!

I am enjoying the job, and finding lots of tricks to make things go smoothly. What a big difference from hospital. My dr's are right at my finger tips, and we have a great support team. My car has turned into a mobile medical supply machine. Loving having so many weekends off with my family, and most days I start after the girls are at school and home to pick them up off the bus. Only downfall is the paperwork that needs to be done nightly.....

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