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Gentiva RN Field Reviews

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Pros
  • I loved being able to spend time with the patients and families (in 11 reviews)

  • Many dedicated staff that did the one on one patient care (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management micromanaging every little process to suit their own likes (in 26 reviews)

  • Pay per visit model with unpredictable census (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "field nurse"

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    Current Employee - RN Field Nurse in Oakboro, NC
    Current Employee - RN Field Nurse in Oakboro, NC

    I have been working at Gentiva (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    competive pay, salary and benefits

    Cons

    poor office management, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    improve inner office management & communication


  2. Helpful (5)

    ""All about profit.""

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    Current Employee - RN Field in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - RN Field in Pensacola, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time

    Pros

    They do have good benefits, PTO is good for those who have been there greater than 10 years.

    Cons

    Pay per visit is good as long as there are visits. Buzz word now is to "pass off to the paraprofessionals" which means more money to the bottom line. Branch is cyclical in referrals and for RN's and PT's during some times of the year, visits can be low. This means you do not make your productivity nor do you make enough money to live on. Again, it is all about profitability.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a more concise working model that will allow your clinicians to continue to work and get compensated even if referrals are not there. It is very difficult to work daily and then worry if you are going to make "ends meet." Passing off all of the visits to a lesser paid clinician is great for your bottom line, but discouraging to ours. I am forced to look for work elsewhere.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Racist Company"

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    Former Employee - RN Field in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - RN Field in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gentiva full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. There is nothing good about this company. They will use and abuse you for as long as you can take it.

    Cons

    They treat their white employees fairly, while other races, they treat like dirt.

    Advice to Management

    Karma will get to you!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gentiva full-time (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 Management

    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.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "there are better home healths"

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    Former Employee - RN Field
    Former Employee - RN Field
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    comparable wages ...starting some stock options

    Cons

    they have a tendency to buy the little guy and give the employees the shaft...they are a cancer

    Advice to Management

    stop lying to your workers


  6. "One word-Corporate....the bottom dollar is their top priority."

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    Current Employee - RN Field
    Current Employee - RN Field
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The money is good(in the field) but you sure have to work for it.. Being able to spend time with your patient is what home health is all about.

    Cons

    Paperwork, ugh. To make the good money it requires hours and hours of paperwork. If one check mark is omitted you won't get paid for the visit. They (MCP) go through your notes with a fine tooth comb. You find out it's not right after the fact. No one can find anything in the office, looking for a chart or a note is unbearable. If you ask four different people a question you get four different answers. I love home health, have done it for a long time, but I don't like working under a microscope. Won't make it a year with "Gentiva."

    Advice to Management

    Sorry you have 'big brother' breathing down your neck. I makes it impossible to help those in the field that are doing the real work and putting the $$$$ in the Gentiva bank. Robot's not for me.