Gentiva

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Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse
Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse

I worked at Gentiva full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Home health care is fun, laid back. Work independently in the field . A lot of PTO

Cons

Pay per visit, a lot of sitting in my car hoping a RN would need help with visits as I had to be available 8 to 4 whether I had visits or not. I did not live in the area I covered so I wasn't able to go home and wait.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Understand that when we are slow there are days we would sit around for hours hoping for a call and not getting paid. There were days I only had 2 visits so would hang out for hours and at the end of the day if you average out my time I would make less than minimum wage per hour for that. Day. And if it was a day I needed child care it would actually cost me money to work.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for a clinical person, not so great as a corporate person.

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Generous PTO - 4 weeks.
    Benefits ok
    Amazing nurses and therapists

    Cons

    Execs not willing to invest in infrastructure
    Entire company centers around sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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 (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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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