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Good place to work hard

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Former Employee - OTR/L  in  Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - OTR/L in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Gentiva full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Supportive and friendly, collegial atmosphere in local branch office where I worked and in another where I assisted frequently. However, the administrative folks at higher levels were more of a mixed bag and they could cause downstream floods. Training was good - 4/5, and one could use corp resources to meet licensure needs. The freedom to set your own schedule can be a double edged sword. OT's and SLP's have the opportunity to enjoy long rides in the country, or through city traffic. These mostly are interesting people in their own homes where you can truly and manifestly contribute to the quality of life and the best ability to function.

Cons

As I mentioned above, the regional administrators could put pressure on the office manager and other administrators that made the difficulties of the job quite unpleasant. Paperwork continued to expand under the CMS regs and despite 3 years of reassurances that computerized documentation was just around the corner, that corner must have been massive. The corp must have been more concerned with expansion than retention. Turnover was constant in all clinical positions. SLP's and OT's find that their time traveling without time reimbursement or adequate mileage rates is 3x or more that of PT's sue to the relatively greater concentration of PT patients.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Career ladders with internal titles are less motivating than certifications that are recognized apart from the corp structure. Computerized documentation will lead to more satisfaction and organization of the clinicians. Above all, keep the atmosphere collegial and supportive. I watched 90% of the therapists leave the company while I was there and since I left.

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    Manager of Clinical Practice

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    Current Employee - Clin  in  Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Clin in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Access to continuing education / Gentiva University
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Inflexible with work schedule
    Big Corporation can be Inpersonal

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Get ready to not have a life outside of work

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    Current Employee - RN Field  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - RN Field in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, Gentiva University, great co-workers

    Cons

    Overwhelming patient load quite often, you will be asked to document things that you didn't do by case managers to cover their tails, low mileage reimbursement, A LOT of after hours charting that you are not able to get completed in the home. Heavy census load, unrealistic expectations, seeing 10 - 14 units per day! Money is good for when you see the patient but if you do the job the right way, there is no way to get in and out of a patients home in 30 minutes and get all of your charting completed, realistically it will be closer to 45 minutes to an hour and then you have to add drive time in between that and pray that you didn't have to call the doctor and wait on him/her to call you back. Not every patient is 1-2 miles apart so you may spend another 15-30 minutes driving between some of your patients. You don't get paid for charting once you are home in the evenings. You also shouldn't be having to hurry up your visits because you are so full of patients for the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Home charting time should be paid at least at a base level to compensate or extend the visit to extended visit rate. Therapists are not nurses and shouldn't have to be placed in a position where they are offering or trying to give nursing information.

    Doesn't Recommend
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