Security, Safety & Peace of Mind

Larry with family

for Family Caregivers Caring for Atomic Retirees

Caring for a loved one can be equally rewarding and challenging. While it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to juggle the other parts of your life, including your ability to work, engage in social interactions and relationships, and maintaining your own health, you play a vital role in your loved one’s life. The love and support you pour out for your ill family member can be incredibly spirit-lifting for both you as the caregiver, and the one you are caring for. While it’s no secret that being a family caregiver can come with inevitable stresses, there is security, safety, and peace of mind to be found in being a directly employed caregiver, rather than an independent contractor.

Employed Family Caregiver with Nuclear Care Partners Independent Contracted (I-9) Worker
Benefits* Available for full-time employees who work at least 40 hours in a week. X
Overtime Available for full-time employees who’ve worked over 40 hours in a week. X
Training & Support Training & 24/7 on-call support from local & national clinical staff. Regular communication from your local team. Minimal to no training due to being a contracted employee.
Records Review Dedicated Medical Records Review team to ensure documents are compliant with DOL policies. X
  • Full-Time (30+ hours/week):
    • Medical / Dental / Vision
    • Voluntary Benefits
      Including Group Short-Term Disability, Universal Life, Accident & Telehealth
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
      Set aside pre-taxed dollars from each paycheck to pay for out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses allowed by the IRS
    • 401K
  • Part-Time (<30 hours/week):
    • 401K

Please note: Family caregiver hours are determined by the signing physician, not by Nuclear Care Partners

In addition to benefits, overtime, training, tax action and records review, being an employed family caregiver with Nuclear Care Partners means you’ll find peace of mind in knowing you are protected from accidents and incidents that may happen on the job. These protections include:

  • Workman’s Compensation Insurance
    • If you are hurt on the job, you will receive workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Medical Malpractice
    • If you cause a medical malpractice item, Nuclear Care Partners has adequate insurance to protect you, your loved one (the patient), and your family
  • Accidents during Transportation
    •  If you are transporting your loved one and have an accident, Nuclear Care Partners has adequate insurance to protect you, your loved one (the patient), and your family

As an independent contractor you are responsible for carrying your own insurance and put yourself at major risk if you do not carry adequate insurance. Your status of being an independent contractor from the IRS would also be in jeopardy and you would be responsible for any back taxes.

“As a family caregiver, your role is often overlooked and almost expected. You put yourself at serious risk for emotional and physical decline due to fatigue and ultimately caregiver burnout. Being an employed family caregiver at Nuclear Care Partners gives you the support you need, the training to better care for your loved one safely, and eligibility for benefits as a full-time employee including insurance if you ever fall ill or become injured while taking care of your loved one. 

You will still lead the care of your loved one but with support from our clinical team to ensure safety and best practices which include monthly caregiver meetings, documentation training, and access to a variety of resources, such as durable medical equipment, which may otherwise be difficult to obtain.”

Mandy Plucinski, RN, NM Assistant Clinical Director with Nuclear Care Partners

“As an employee of Nuclear Care Partners, you are greeted with a warm hand and a supportive learning environment. Local branch leadership is here to guide and support each employee through documentation guidelines, regulatory requirements, and care support. In addition, you have immediate access to many helpful documents and tools including onboarding videos, policies and procedures, Material Safety Data Sheets, and much more. When you join our Nuclear Care Partners family, you are not just joining a team of fellow staff members but rather a supportive, encouraging, and compassionate family of friends who strive to consistently deliver the highest level of quality care to every patient, every visit.”

Nicole Andujo, MBA, LNHA, NM Branch Leader with Nuclear Care Partners