Pros: supportive team, management of case load numbers, limited oncall, holiday and weekend demands, good benefits. place patient needs first! to name a few. limited driving, more time for patient care.
Cons: sometimes, poor communication
Compassionate Care Hospice is its name, Compassionate. It has been a great company to work for. It places the needs and wants of the patient and their family during their end of life, first, which is a wonderful asset. I have enjoyed my tenure there and will miss it along with my colleges greatly. Relocating out of state, with no local branch.
I am – more... a nurse case manager and I am responsible for a case load of patients between 10 - 15. Management works hard to maintain a workable case load. I have met some of the nicest and unique individuals both as patients and colleges. We are separated into teams, according to where you live, which is another plus for the company. My team is a wonderful group of people who support each other and our patients and communicate well. Being a Hospice nurse is very autonomous. If something would go wrong, every one hears about it. If something goes right, which it does 99.9999% of the time, then only you and your patient and their loved ones know. This is a good thing, but it is especially nice when your colleges notice during a team report a difficult case you may have, or a great job you are doing and make sure they support you.
People always say, "how can you do that job" . I don't try and look at it as a loss when a patient passes away. I look at it that if I have made my patient and their loved ones as comfortable as possible, physically, emotionally and spiritually, with my team, then I have done my job. They can only do this once, I want to make sure they do it their way. Do I cry when one of my patient's passes away? Sure, it sad, I'm human, not a robot. However, I meet the needs of my family and save my grief to share with my support systems.
Any one would be happy as an employee for Compassionate Care Hospice or a patient. – less