I am a parish nurse, a nurse who helps those in need in her church. I do not necessarily meet the need myself, but I know how to get the need met and I act as a resource person to accomplish this. In May I got certified as a parish nurse and intend to practice in my church as the Lord opens the way. What I needed was a paying job and a way to learn how to help people in my church access the resources they need to help one another in their homes. On Monday I got hired to do a job where I will learn just this. I will be trained to be an Information Referral Center RN for SUN Home Health and Hospice. This is a HUGE answer to prayer because of its specificity.
SUN Home Health is going to teach me all I need to know to link families with resources in their communities (they cover 13 counties in central PA), how to pay for those resources and the in’s and out’s of the referral systems as they stand through central Pennsylvania today. I am so utterly blessed. I didn’t even know such a position existed. I was waiting to hear from a couple other positions I applied for and this one “dropped from heaven”.
The information I will learn is just what I need to be a good parish nurse now in my free time and full-time when I officially retire. Also, this position is 3 pm – 11 pm so I can still be a nurse at St Anthony’s free medical clinic on Wednesdays and do First Place 4 Health on Friday mornings! How’s that for perfect!? I have a 30-minute drive to get to work, but the road I drive on is a non-congested superhighway. Interestingly, they hired another woman to work 3 pm – 11 pm in the same center as I am in and she is from (drum roll, please) Williamsport! We share the driving and the expense of commuting is cut is half. She worked for my former employer, also, and understands how blessed we both are. It’s just SO great.
SUN Home Health just contracted to be the answering service for all the Family Practice physicians in the Williamsport area. Guess what? Amy (my co-worker) and I know all those physicians already. Truly the Lord has walked before me. I am His child and He has made my path straight. I am in awe of His provision for me. I really needed good benefits for both my husband and myself. They have them and at a reasonable cost, also. The deductible is quite good and there is a prescription plan and a free dental plan and more, but you get the idea! Oh, and my present doctor is “in network” so I don’t have to change a thing. Hooray! Hooray!
I think it’s time for a victory dance. I love Danielle’s