RNs Who Become Exhausted by Giving All They Have to Others Can Renew Their Joy in Their Work by Transferring Their Skills to Home Health Care
As an RN, you give to others year round. It’s natural for you. Pegasus knows and appreciates that caring for the well-being of others defines you.
Sometimes people don’t realize just how much nurses do for them. You’re there when they need you. You do what needs to be done, from mundane tasks to saving their life.
As well as working long shifts, many RNs also volunteer in their community. Services such as free clinics depend on nurses who give their time to help.
You mastered your technical skills a long time ago. Most people take those for granted. But you’re also expert in “soft skills,” such as the ability to:
- Make decisions
- Solve problems
- Communicate clearly
- Function as part of a team
You’re often able to relieve the tension for others.
What you may not know is that nurses are ranked #1 in public trust. People trust you more than doctors, clergy, and police officers. Patients rely on your honest caring.
Your dedication to the well-being of your patients is demonstrated by your responsibilities. Your routine interactions with patients include, but aren’t limited to:
- Administering medications and other treatments
- Explaining treatment plans to patients
- Collecting medical history
- Conducting physical exams
- Counseling family members
- Helping with diagnostic testing
- Observing and recording patient behavior
- Supervising the care provided by others
Patients interact with you more than any other healthcare professional.
Nurses are taking on yet another role. They’re using their experience and knowledge gained from interacting with patients to aid medical research. Nurse researchers add new perspectives to studies regarding effective procedures, treatments, and equipment.
Along with their involvement in research, RNs are helping to educate others. They’re talking to co-workers and speaking at seminars. If it’s something that will help improve the outcome of care for their patients, nurses are involved.
Perhaps you’ve given all that you have to others. You no longer enjoy getting up and going to work every day. You’re so exhausted that you don’t know if you’re coming or going.
Maybe it’s time for a change.
Becoming a Home Health Care Nurse Can Be a Viable Career Option for You
You love being a nurse and giving to others. The last thing you want to do is change careers. Home health care nursing can be the option you need.
As a home health nurse, you’ll still use your training and experience to help others. Patient well-being will remain your priority. Your dedicated care will keep your patients independent and safe at home.
RNs perform many of the same functions in a home environment as they do in a facility. The big difference will be the demands on your time. You will have the luxury of working one-on-one with each patient.
You’ll be able to give each patient all the time that’s needed to provide excellent care. You aren’t rushing from one to another. You can customize your care to meet individual needs.
Home Health Nurses Have Flexibility and Independence
Home health professionals set their own schedules. Whether you work full time or part time, you determine your hours. It’s up to you to decide:
- How many hours a day you work
- Which hours you work
- How many days a week you work
- Which days you work
Charting can be done between patients or while relaxing at home.
You’ll also enjoy autonomy. Although care is coordinated with physicians and other caregivers, there’s no one hovering over you. Devising and implementing a care plan is left to you.
Although many of our clients are seniors, we assist all ages. You’ll find enough variety in medical conditions to challenge your skills. You’ll see long-term improvements in your patients.
Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of choosing to become a home health care nurse is time. You’ll continue giving time to patients, but you’ll have time for yourself. You benefit, and your patients benefit.
Join Our Team
Many nurses like to continue their education. Pegasus supports your personal and professional growth. We’re a nurse-owned and -operated company, and we understand your needs.
Pegasus is a licensed Home Care Organization and a Joint Commission Accredited Home Health Care organization. We’re recognized as industry leaders due to our high standards of patient care. We’re also proud of our reputation for showing respect to our professional caregivers.
Our staff and your colleagues will listen to your ideas and suggestions. We’re all dedicated to improving the quality of life for our clients. Everyone is encouraged to be proactive.
Are you tired of being at the beck and call of others? Would you like to continue giving care and compassion year round? If so, Pegasus Home Health Care could be a good career change for you.
As a member of our team, you’ll be part of a small family company that cares about you. Together we can make a difference in the lives of others. Welcome to Pegasus: your new professional home.