Pros: schedule flexibility, great health benefits, great co-workers, and rewarding work.
Cons: finanical compensation is appropriate for the job, but not enough to meet my personal financial needs.
I provide daily care assistance to hospice inpatient unit patients and emotional support to their families.
I have learned over the past six and a half years how to better listen to the needs of my clients (patients & visitors), and how to work with a variety of health care team members.
This particular unit is a good place to work while attending – more... school where you need flexibility in scheduling as the unit manager is encouraging personal growth and accommodates personal needs as much as possible.
The most challenging and stressful part of the job is retaining a calm demeanor and demonstrating unconditional caring with patients, families or visitors undergoing extreme loss and acting out.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when I manage to have time to spend time with our patients just listening to their life reviews and their feelings. – less